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Predator 5K1 cue

Predator 5K1 cue


What do you think about the Predator 5K1 ? Who's already tried or used it ? I need your return as I hesitate to buy it

Thank you

Predator 5K1 cue

Replies & Comments

  1. Tommybilliardsforum on 4/26/2008 3:49:53 PM

    Thats a damn expensive cue. Lets ask you this:

    • How serious a player do you consider yourself?
    • What do you expect to get from a pool cue that, in this case, will run you around $500?
    • I detect hesitation just by the way you wrote the question. What are your concerns specifically?
  2. TommyTommy on 4/26/2008 5:05:34 PM

    Price is not a such important criteria ( 443$ ) as I'll buy this cue with Euro/Dollar at 1.56. It's like if I buy it for 285 $ hence a nice opportunity. I'm ok with my budget.

    1 & 2 - I've played snooker & american pool for many years. A bit of competition but not a champion :) Now for my pleasure I want to improve ( skills, effects, etc ). I've already 2 cues ( decent quality ) and I'm looking for something much better.

    3 - hesitation, yes as there are plenty of different manufacturers. It's hard to choose a good cue between them. I've seen the Predator/Cuetec/McDermott/Lucasi/others cues and the 5K1 seems to be good value for money.

  3. Tommyquickshot on 4/28/2008 10:58:20 AM

    Tommy: Apparently you have been around the block a few times in the pool world and you know where you're at game wise. You have two good cues that got you where you are and buying another cue will not get you any further. I know a lot of golfers who spent big bucks on new clubs thinking the clubs was going to solve their playing problem. They would have been better off buying lessons. If you're like me, who likes to buy a new toy if the price is right, I'd say go for the 5k1 and enjoy it. But, if you want to raise the bar on your game remember this: " It's the Indian and not the arrow that improves the game." Have fun.

  4. TommyTommy on 4/28/2008 3:32:17 PM

    Thanks for your advice but I'd like only information about manufacturer's quality. I'm playing with a snooker cue and I'd like to change it for a good cue.

    ps : I've seen also the Shon Cues. For example :

    This one...

  5. Tommyquickshot on 4/28/2008 11:03:08 PM

    To be honest I do not know a lot about cue manufacturers, but the one you linked to sounds like a pretty good deal. Don't most manufacturers have some kind of a return policy?

  6. TommyFenwick on 4/28/2008 11:58:49 PM

    As I just read you have a Snooker Cue meaning 10 or 11 mm shaft? Pool balls being heaver I see the need for a new Cue and a thicker shaft and perhaps more weight. Are those your thoughts? A close friend, former Snooker player like you just bought his first pool Cue and it is 12 mm and 19 ounces with no wrap or inlay from McDermott.

    A shaft with low deflection might help your game a bit or a lot but all the inlay in the world will not help pocket a ball as you know. It will look pretty but as stated "It's the Indian and not the arrow." unless the arrow is bent. I like pretty cues just don't have one. Well some think it is. It's a D 10 McDermott 1984 vintage. BTW if you chalk it you buy it in my neck of the woods.

    Cue reviews, go here forums.azbilliards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=70

  7. TommyTommy on 5/1/2008 3:27:49 AM

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Predator 5K1 cue

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  • Published: 4/26/2008 2:48:12 PM