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Need help buying 2nd cue


Need help buying 2nd cue

Hi everyone. I just got back into playing pool few months back after a few years away from the game. I had owned an Action pool cue that is warped as heck and it's time to buy a decent cue. When i bought that cue years back I bought it because it looked cool, I really didn't know anything about the differences in cues. I have been researching a bit and talking to players on my pool team and league and had gotten a few opinions but still I am a bit lost on what to buy. I live in NYC so I also had a hard time finding a place to go to look at cues and test them out.

A few cues that were recommended to me: Mcdermott, Viking and Schon(sorta out of my price range). I looked at the Mcdermott cues but seen they have cues form $50 all the way up to a thousand or more. My price range is probably $150-$350 with my skills I can't see spending more then that. I just don't know what I should be looking for and what differences in a cue I am going to see/feel from a $150 cue to a $300 cue from the same manufacturer. So in essence I am at a total loss and have no place to really start looking or what I am looking for. I can say "look" is the last thing I care about. If anyone could help me out give me some tips, ideas or anything help i'd appreciate it as I feel like a total newbie at this.

Need help buying 2nd cue

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  1. Stylez777quickshot on 9/3/2009 12:10:39 PM

    Take a good look at the Mc. In the range of $150-$300 you can get a nice cue with a life time warranty. That translates into peace of mind. I do not own a Mc but a friend does and he very happy with it. Remember when it comes prices a lot is determined by all the fancy inlays and designs on the cue. And all that stuff does not win games. When i got back into the game about 2 yrs ago I bought a $79 Player and it served me well. I have since upgraded to an OB 1 shaft but the cue is the same as then. The game is in the person not the stick.

  2. Stylez777Stylez777 on 9/3/2009 12:19:12 PM

    Thanks for the reply. I def agree that the game is in the player and not the stick. I shoot about the same with a straight house stick as I do with my cue (before it warped). I do have to say my stick felt alot better when hitting the ball and found i had better cue ball control.

    Looking at the Mcdermott vs the Viking cues I find myself trying to compare the shaft's that come with the cues when you purchase them. I know the Mcdermott cues $300+ come with the G-Core shaft. Now their cues under $300 have no idea what kind of shaft those come with but I am finding it difficult trying to compare either companies technology vs the others whihc is making it a bit more complicated for me to choose.

  3. Stylez777Stylez777 on 9/3/2009 12:25:31 PM

    Thanks for the reply. I def agree that the game is in the player and not the stick. I shoot about the same with a straight house stick as I do with my cue (before it warped). I do have to say my stick felt alot better when hitting the ball and found i had better cue ball control.

    Looking at the Mcdermott vs the Viking cues I find myself trying to compare the shaft's that come with the cues when you purchase them. I know the Mcdermott cues $300+ come with the G-Core shaft. Now their cues under $300 have no idea what kind of shaft those come with but I am finding it difficult trying to compare either companies technology vs the others whihc is making it a bit more complicated for me to choose.

  4. Stylez777quickshot on 9/3/2009 12:55:23 PM

    For me the warranty would be the deal breaker.

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Need help buying 2nd cue

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