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Following are comments received from those who have tested every aspect of the Safety Toolbox.
Billiards Digest, July 2008 - George Fels' Instruction Special: Book & DVD Reviews
One of the most fascinating aspects of the late and immortal Irving Crane is that his practice sessions used to include his playing himself safe for a full 30 minutes a day. Skim the rack, inspect for dead shots, play safe again. It must have paid dividends; of all his peers, and they included Greenleaf and Mosconi, he was universally acknowledged to be the premier defensive player. Allan Sand, the creator of the series, “Handbook of the Billiard Gods,” enthusiastically reviewed here a few years ago, is back to analyze the defensive aspects of pool.
And what a thorough analysis it is, too: banking into safeties, blocking pockets, clusters, dead zones, those valuable “two-way” shots, and many, many other areas of defensive play. He begins with the theory that the purpose of safety play is to allow you to maintain control of the table, and commences from there. Once you glean Mr. Sand’s techniques, you’ll be forcing your opponents to work much, much harder, and you may win several matches out of their frustration alone.
Because of Mr. Sand’s thoroughness, this instruction does seem to proceed slowly. But stay with it; none of us was meant to pocket balls accurately 100 percent of the time, nor to attain desirable position even if we do. This will make you smarter all the rest of the time.
I have just reviewed your new instructional guide - "Handbook of the Billiard Gods, Safety Toolbox".
I found it quite unique and very comprehensive. The large amount of information you have placed into this advancement in the art of instructional guides is more than can be absorbed in just a few weeks of study. There is enough here to keep a pocket billiard enthusiast busy for years.
You have made it easy to learn Safeties. The student can start with one area of interest and when that is mastered, pick another area as his needs expand. This flexibility is necessary for all players.
Mastering just one of the exercises is worth the entire cost by itself. And, your personal support to each buyer is a very good idea. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to see the future of table billiards learning guides.
Just completed reviewing your latest book "Safety Toolbox" and I feel its your best yet! I like the way you've incorporated voice so that end users can click and listen... You've obviously put a lot of time and energy into the "Safety Toolbox".
I honestly tried to think of tactics or tricks you might have neglected. The "Safety Toolbox" is like a Swiss Army Knife! It has everything one needs to know about safety playing. You've let the cat out of the bag!
Normally, it takes years of effort and learning to build a personal safety play arsenal like those described in "Safety Toolbox". This book gives a novice just about all of the safety tactics and tricks. It doesn't seem fair that you've made it so easy!