Calling All Pool Sharks
Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:05 AM
My father-in-law let me borrow his Meucci---awesome, but I want my own.
Some I'm considering:
Josey (custom---looking for a "used" sneaky pete)
Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:45 PM
Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:49 PM
Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:14 PM
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.
Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:41 PM
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!
Posted 14 December 2009 - 12:13 PM
I might just order a couple of these and pick up something nice in a few months:
Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:01 PM
Posted 14 December 2009 - 03:21 PM
Go down to the E-B9, that's the one I bought. Exact coloring with the Irish linen wrap. 19.5 oz / 13mm tip. Didn't realize cues appreciated. Says, based on 98% condition. Mine makes that easy. Might have to hang on to mine.
I also have a nice Joe Porper cue case. Took a bunch of pics. Need to get them on my photobucket page....don't think I can attach them here.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:26 PM
If you are going to be serious about the game then you should go with a true custom cue. You have many many different cue makers to choose from. A quick google search wil turn up some of the best and most reasonably priced ones. My next stick will be a Reeve's Cue, made by a friend of mine who is gaining in popularity with pool players across the region.
Again just remember that choosing a cue is all about what you are comfortable with, no one can choose a cue for you. You need to try different cues and choose which one you are most comfortable with.