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Break Cue

Break Cue

What is the difference between a normal high quality cue and a break cue?

Break Cue

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  1. Line UpFenwick on 3/1/2009 4:51:40 PM

    The cost or it's worth. I have a jump break I paid $50 for. I can't jump where I play so most days I don't bother to bring it along. I can't even practice jumping using a break cloth. House rules! I just use a house cue most of the time. The only thing I save not using my players cue is it's tip. I mostly play straight pool anyway. JMO!

  2. Line Uppatrickp123495 on 3/1/2009 8:21:20 PM

    the tip.mostly made of phenolic or hard leather.stronger taper too.very stiff.also some jump break cues have quick relese.a good one is J&J.i got spark break and its awesome.also a light break cue helps.

  3. Line UpLine Up on 3/2/2009 4:06:23 AM

    So the cue itself ,no difference ?. it is in the tip? What does quick release mean?

  4. Line UpFenwick on 3/2/2009 8:24:36 AM

    "What does quick release mean?" The joint screw, male end has less threads. 4/32nds or so that slides into the female end of the shaft. My break cue has a harder LePro tip and the shaft is around 13.75mm. The weight is around 22 ounces but I can remove one weight to make it 21. Pros and cons about heavy verses light break cues. Length is standard. Why the curiosity about break cues? Just wondering.

    I'm off to the pool hall after a 10 to 12 inch snow fall last night.

  5. Line UpJustanotherevolutionary on 3/2/2009 2:16:08 PM

    I use a 19 0z. graphite butt, and a very low deflection wood shaft. A lighter cue allows you to get through the stroke faster. Faster cue, faster ball, more power. That's my philosophy anyways. High quality hard tips are a must on a break cue or you will see mushrooming in no time at all. A joint protector is also a good idea.

  6. Line UpJustanotherevolutionary on 3/2/2009 2:26:05 PM

    I should mention...I take my philosophy of a lighter cue from that of golf. The lightest club in the bag is the driver, it's also the biggest and fastest and provides the highest ball speed and longest shot possible. I could be mistaken as this may not apply the same way to pool.

  7. Line UpMitch Alsup on 3/2/2009 10:44:12 PM

    Play cue: 19-ish oz, 59", pro-taper shaft, medium-whippy, 12mm tip, dime shaped, medium-to-hard tip, 1" ferrule.

    Break cue: 18-ish oz, 58", conical taper, quite-stiff, 14mm tip, nickle shaped, hard-to-super-hard tip, 1/3" ferrule.

    Jump Cue: 12-ish oz, 40", conical taper, quite stiff, 14mm tip, nickle shaped, super-hard tip, 1/3" ferrule.

    Masse Cue: 25-ish oz, 44", conical taper, very stiff, 13mm tip, nickle shaped, hard tip, 1/2" ferule.

    {Your Preference May Vary}

    Comment: Other than overall weighting and overall balance point and the joint, the butt is not part of the break stick equation.

    A break cue is "generally" Regarded as a throw away cue. That is after a couple of years of nailing the **** out of the cue ball durring break shots, the tip, ferrule, shaft, joint are pretty well beyond their primes and start to deliver less energy into the shots. A Play cue can last a lifetime.

  8. Line UpLine Up on 3/3/2009 4:02:38 AM

    Thanks for all the info,Fenwic... the curiosity is because I have several cues,when I was in the pool league a gentleman said do you want to use my break cue to break with.First I said now then I tried it and noticed a better break,(more power withe same stroke)he could not tell me what the difference was between the two beside the tip being harder.I do not have what one would consider to be a break cue.I always figured a direct hit at good speed will result in the best break (the most energy transfer)possible ,if you miss to the right a little would result in power loss do to loss of energy transfer.Mich Great explanation.

  9. Line Upmcdpool on 3/17/2009 5:09:38 PM

    Break cues are going to be different from different manufacturers, but many times you'll get a wider, flatter tip to help provide a strong push. Also, the shaft is going to be stiffer to transfer more power.

  10. Line UpLine Up on 3/18/2009 1:57:06 AM

    Thanks for your replies ,I think I have a good understanding now ,Thanks again. (Line Up)

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Break Cue

  • Title: Break Cue
  • Author: (Tony Sanders)
  • Published: 3/1/2009 1:18:02 PM