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Light weight break/jump cue?


Light weight break/jump cue?

Ive been hearing both sides of the fence on the best weight of a break cue. The lightning Bolt claims to be a mere 12 oz. Some say 26 oz is harder breaking. Trying to interpret the laws of physics, I'm tending to think that a lighter weight will give faster acceleration and therefore a higher cue ball speed. The question is.....How low should you go and at what point does the lighter weight inhibit you?

I know everybody is different, so just type in your opinion. Especially those of you that have used the Lightning Bolt 12oz. Positive or negative reviews.

Light weight break/jump cue?

Replies & Comments

  1. buckshotshoeyquickshot on 1/20/2010 8:49:13 AM

    Many pros and consistent players will opt for around 17 1/2. As far as I'm concerned 12 range is much too light. What many players do not realize, is that both the b/j shots are to a large degree all about finesse rather than power.

  2. buckshotshoeyMitch Alsup on 1/20/2010 10:01:20 AM

    Break cue 17-18 oz Jump cue 4-5 oz (almost as light as possible)

    But remember the break is about precision not power.

  3. buckshotshoeybuckshotshoey on 1/23/2010 8:39:29 PM

    Up date.......I lowered my break cue from 20.8 oz to 19.2 oz. I have about the same (maybe a little better) ball spread but my accuracy improved to where I can keep the cue ball somewhere near the center of the table. I wish I had a radar gun to prove it but it seems that I'm getting the same cue ball speed with less effort. Ive only been working with it for a few days now but I might take another ounce out of it and let you know my results. As for now, the weight change seems to be working.

  4. buckshotshoeyquickshot on 1/23/2010 9:08:35 PM

    I think you might find that about 18 to 181/2 will make you happy. Out of curiosity what are your impact points in 8 and 9 ball breaks? And do you use any off center CB strikes?

  5. buckshotshoeybuckshotshoey on 1/24/2010 11:24:01 PM

    By impact points I assume you mean where the cue ball hits the rack. No matter where I place the cue ball on the head string, I hit the head ball (try) on its nearest point to the cue ball. I initially make my sight point by looking at where the head ball touches the cloth. If you do that, you will always hit square on the ball. I'm slowly finding out with a heavier cue, 20.8 oz, my accuracy was not as good as it is when I lightened it (19.2 oz). Unintentional left/right/top/bottom english is/was my problem on the break shot. I try to contact the cue ball dead center or slightly to the top. It seems to be getting more under control with the lighter stick.

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Light weight break/jump cue?

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