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Should I Get A Poison or McDermott Cue?


Should I Get A Poison or McDermott Cue?

I have been playing for a while and i want to buy my first cue stick. i was looking to spend between $100-$200 max.

I am stuck between the McDermott M6-1B Pool Cue or some type of Poison cue stick maybe the Strychnine ST-1 Pool Cue but I don't know much about cue sticks and wanted someones opinion before I spend the money.

I read somewhere that A McDermott under $200 is not worth the money is this true? I also read that people with a poison their screw to connect the two was not good. Any one else have any other opinion?

Should I Get A Poison or McDermott Cue?

Replies & Comments

  1. ianizaguirreFenwick on 3/31/2010 2:25:22 PM

    A nice straight sneaky Pete gets my vote for a first cue. You can pick one up for around $60. I've heard and seen fit and finish problems with low end cues. Not saying the two you mentioned per say.

  2. ianizaguirrequickshot on 3/31/2010 3:17:05 PM

    I would suggest a Player in the C model series for anywhere from $69 to $99. They are good cues. I had one for 2 years and now my friend is using it. http:// ozone.com. Click on the cues and go to player. Any one of these cues will be a good investment for a first cue. And you will get a free carry bag also with the purchase. You may also find a sneaky pete model in the mix for a good price.

  3. ianizaguirrequickshot on 3/31/2010 4:01:23 PM

    I meant the G series. Or any of the others you may like. You will not go wrong with a Player cue. I was in the same position you are. I only had a $100 to spend.

  4. ianizaguirreianizaguirre on 3/31/2010 7:14:05 PM

    I think i am going to get a poison, i am just still thinking about it

  5. ianizaguirrequickshot on 4/1/2010 7:30:54 AM

    It is your call.

  6. ianizaguirreianizaguirre on 4/8/2010 12:48:13 PM

    I went with Poison Cues Anthrax AX1

  7. ianizaguirreFenwick on 4/8/2010 2:34:05 PM

    That's nice of you to tell us. Most posters just ask a question never to be heard from again. I looked at the cue and hope you're happy with it and all the rolls go your way. Did you spend any extra money on a L.D. shaft?

  8. ianizaguirreianizaguirre on 4/8/2010 7:00:13 PM

    nope this is what i got hopefully it was all that i need to have a good cue

    Ordered: 1 Shipped: 1 Bullet-JP 2 pc Bullet Joint Protectors $20.00 Ordered: 1 Shipped: 1 JSSMCC Cuetec Cue Conditioner $5.23 Ordered: 1 Shipped: 1 Poison-Anthrax-AX-1 Poison Anthrax AX-1 Pool Cue-19.5oz $223.20 Ordered: 1 Shipped: 1 ProSeries-C11 Pro Series C11 (CASE) $25.99 Ordered: 1 Shipped: 1 bowtie Bowtie Tip Tool $15.99

  9. ianizaguirreianizaguirre on 4/14/2010 12:43:54 PM

    i also ordered today McDermott Leather Burnisher Seyberts Q-Wiz Diamondback Resin Bag
    Blue Diamond Pool Chalk 2pc

    i played with the stick already and i love it

  10. ianizaguirreFenwick on 4/14/2010 4:15:04 PM

    Those items would have been at the top of my list, Leather Burnisher, Seyberts Q-Wiz, Diamondback Resin Bag; much better then powder IMHO.. The Q-Wiz is washable in case you didn't know. Use it sparingly. The only thing you're missing is a tip pick. Thanks again for getting back to us again.

  11. ianizaguirrequickshot on 4/14/2010 6:12:55 PM

    I use the leather burnisher all the time, but in a quick pinch I will use a paper bill. 1,5, 10 or 20.

  12. ianizaguirreianizaguirre on 4/14/2010 7:07:17 PM

    isent the bowtie Bowtie Tip Tool a tip pick or have one i am sure it does, its the thing the puts hoes in the tip right ? and i also read that using chalk is not recommended, i read its bad for the pores of the sick and addsto the dirt. and i couldent find any info on what exactly the Diamondback Resin Bag is? it looks like a cloth but then again it seems like owder i ont know? and is thier any difference between the Leather Burnisher from McDermott and the Seyberts Q-Wiz? and last question should i pass the leather (once i get it in the mail) on the stick after i am done playing, and is it the whole stick shaft and forarm?

  13. ianizaguirreianizaguirre on 4/14/2010 7:09:38 PM

    isent the bowtie Bowtie Tip Tool a tip pick or have one i am sure it does, its the thing the puts holes in the tip right ? and i also read that using chalk is not recommended, i read its bad for the pores of the stick and adds to the dirt.

    should i use the tip pick now even though i just got the stck or is the sticks tip come ready to use?

    and i couldent find any info on what exactly the Diamondback Resin Bag is? it looks like a cloth but then again it seems like owder i dont know?

    and is thier any difference between the Leather Burnisher from McDermott and the Seyberts Q-Wiz?

    and last question should i pass the leather (once i get it in the mail) on the stick after i am done playing, and is it the whole stick shaft and forarm?

    THANKS FOR THE HELP

  14. ianizaguirreFenwick on 4/15/2010 12:05:57 PM

    I did not know the Bowtie tool had a tip pick. The Leather Burnisher just removes the gumminess or stickiness that you get when bridging on a pocket or with dirty hands. A dollar bill like quickshot mentioned works also. The Q-Wiz is a fine sandpaper. I only use it when my cue's shaft becomes very discolored and sparingly. Sounds like your all set.

  15. ianizaguirreianizaguirre on 4/15/2010 1:11:01 PM

    thanks for answering the lasts things i want to know are if its true that using chalk is not recommended, i read its bad for the pores of the stick and adds to the dirt.

    should i use the tip pick now even though i just got the stick or is the sticks tip come ready to use?

    and i want to know what exactly the Diamondback Resin Bag is? it looks like a cloth but then again it seems like powder i dont know?

    so the Q-Wiz is like a sandpaper that i only use when the stick gets really dirty? wouldent that thin the stick ?

    and last question should i pass the leather (once i get it in the mail) on the stick after i am done playing everytime or just once in a while? and is it the whole stick shaft and forarm or just shaft?

  16. ianizaguirreFenwick on 4/15/2010 2:07:16 PM

    thanks for answering the lasts things i want to know are if its true that using chalk is not recommended, i read its bad for the pores of the stick and adds to the dirt. You have to use chalk and re chalk every shot.

    should i use the tip pick now even though i just got the stick or is the sticks tip come ready to use? Only when you can't keep chalk on the tip. You'll know when it happens.

    and i want to know what exactly the Diamondback Resin Bag is? it looks like a cloth but then again it seems like powder i dont know? It's meant to keep your hands dry.

    so the Q-Wiz is like a sandpaper that i only use when the stick gets really dirty? wouldent that thin the stick ? Yes over time if you over use it. That's why I said use it sparingly.

    and last question should i pass the leather (once i get it in the mail) on the stick after i am done playing everytime or just once in a while? and is it the whole stick shaft and forarm or just shaft? No, use it just on the shaft. I carry a small wash towel to wipe down my cue when I start playing and when I'm done. I use the leather whenever my shaft gets a little sticky.

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Should I Get A Poison or McDermott Cue?

  • Title: Should I Get A Poison or McDermott Cue?
  • Author: (Ian Izaguirre)
  • Published: 3/31/2010 7:36:45 AM