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walt227

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I just recently bought a table and need some advice on buying a cue. I would definitely consider myself a novice, but I want to buy something worth keeping.

My father-in-law let me borrow his Meucci---awesome, but I want my own.

Some I'm considering:

McDermott

Viking

Predator

Josey (custom---looking for a "used" sneaky pete)

Any advice?

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Just starting out by house sticks. Why? Because that way you wont screw up a nice stick once you learned how to play then buy a nice stick. Two things on that you will notice a remarkable difference in the feel of the stick which will help your game. Secondly if your good with a house stick you will kick ass with a custom. As far as name brand dont know never really bought a highend stick.

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Also play around with the weights and see which ones feel the most comfortable. I personally like lighter weight sticks.

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For name brand cues nothing is better than McDermott imo(free repairs for life too).

But Squirrel is right, before you spend 100s of dollars you should know exactly what you want. Weight and width are key. A heavier cue will generally give you better accuracy to start off with but once your aim is good then a lighter cue will help you control your speed. A wider tip will strike the ball easier but you'll control the ball better with a thinner tip. Basically a beginner needs a heavier/wider cue and as you get better you start going lighter/thinner.

I'd get a cheap($50-$75) Players cue at first and then get something more expensive down the road once you figure out exactly what you like. Then you can use the Players as a break cue.

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my wife and I played alot of pool when we first met. We now proudly own the world's most expensive laundry folding table!!!! We hardly ever use the damn thing, which is really unfortunate as it is a beautiful table.

Anyway, we both bought Cuetec fiberglass/wood composites and they are great cues. I do agree with the previous though, play around with some cheap house sticks first until you determine which weight is best for you and go from there. Make sure you actually use the table for longer than the next couple of months too!

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Thanks, guys. I've heard the same from others as well. A friend had a pool table years ago and I remember always going for the 21oz. Seems like every nice stick I've picked up recently is a 19---standard weight I suppose.

I might just order a couple of these and pick up something nice in a few months:

http://www.billiards.com/pool-cues/blue-model-68

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I had a Players cue back in the day, I paid around $100. Have you looked at ebay?

I'd like to pick up a good deal on a used stick---I'll hunt around and see waht i can find. Thanks!

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I have a nice McDermott.....I could make you a good deal on it. Didn't use it much, still in like new condition.

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