What are some good examples of typical safety shots?
Safety play strategy and countless examples are covered in detail in Vol. III of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS), Vol III of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP), Vol III of the Video Encyclopedia of Eight Ball (VEEB), and Vol. IV of the Video Encyclopedia of Nine-ball and Ten-ball (VENT).
For more information, see “Safeties You Must Master” (BD, September, 2020).
Here is a great collection of safety shot examples from pro matches.
And here are some additional videos with good safety demonstrations:
- NV B.75 – 30° rule natural-angle examples, from VEPS III
- NV G.6 – How to Come Into the Line of Blockers When Playing 8-ball Safeties, from Vol. III of VEEB
- NV I.8 – 9-ball/10-ball Object Ball Hide Safety Examples, an excerpt from VENT-IV
- NV J.18 – What Would You Do Here? – Safety Follow-Up
For more information related to NV I.8, see “VENT – Part VII: Safety Play” (BD, April, 2018).
There are also lots of great safeties in an Kick Safe match between Shane VanBoening and Francisco Bustamante.
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