How do you play Kick Safe?

“Kick Safe” is pool safety game or drill where the goal is to play a safety on every shot, trying to get your opponent to foul. You start with a legal 9-ball break. On every shot, the player must hit the 1-ball first with a legal shot. A foul is a point for you or a point against your opponent (e.g., if playing it as a ring game). Any balls pocketed are spotted in order. The game is over when a player reaches a certain number of points (e.g., 5 or 7).

Here’s a good example of a Kick Safe match between Shane VanBoening and Francisco Bustamante:

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