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which cue to buy if

which cue to buy if

If you had around a thousand dollars to spend on a cue, which one would it be? I'm old but not too old to appreciate quality in an item. I have been out of the game for 20 years now and am just beginning to play again. So I thought I would start at a pretty serious level and see where it leads me. So what say you? I would like to know your thoughts including "why".

Thanks all and shoot straight.

which cue to buy if

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  1. drsokc54quickshot on 2/28/2010 8:23:09 PM

    I have a friend who plays on my 9 ball team. Everyone on the team has their own cues based on the personal likes and dislikes except my friend. he comes in and picks a cue off the house rack, checks it for warpage and tip and proceeds to play with the one he picks. He is one of our better shooters. Need I say more. Find a cue you like and buy it.

  2. drsokc54Fenwick on 3/1/2010 9:16:58 AM

    Schon Pool Cues - CX Series with a OB-1 shaft. Great cues!

  3. drsokc54quickshot on 3/1/2010 10:40:32 AM

    Like you I was away for some 40 yrs. two years ago I decided to get back into pool. I went on the net and bought a $79 player cue which I still have. I have upgraded to an OB 1 since, but that was based on researching the new technology that has become available in shafts. If you want to spend $1000 that's fine. But remember that a large portion of that money will go for bells and whistles and appearance that will have no bearing on playablity. I have a friend who has an $800 stick that I tried and did not care for. Why! I don't know. It did not feel comfortable in my hands. All I can say is, do your homework and you won't be disappointed. Good luck.

  4. drsokc54Fenwick on 3/1/2010 11:53:24 AM

    Well if you want to spend a bunch of cash Schon is a good starting point and they play very well. I'm more into shafts then fancy inlays. OB-1, OB-2, Z-2 or Predator 314² Shafts You can even order a Schon on line from Wall-Mart now. In case you didn't know you can only take a used Schon for a test ride here in Wisconsin. Once it's off the shelf it considered a used cue. Viking and McDermott also offer high priced cues.

  5. drsokc54bobt on 3/14/2010 1:46:14 PM

    Maybe this post is a bit too last but then again maybe not. Everyone has there favorite cue you still have to establish that. The best starting point is a low deflection shaft like a Predator 314 2. That is not the only one but for someone reinvention their game this in my thinking is the best starting point. The reason being is how a low deflection plays.. Since you are getting back into it there would not be a relearning process that someone who is playing a lot has to go through. with the difference between a regular shaft and a low defection shaft. The beauty of a cue means little in how it plays. For example the predator ikon series uses predator's C4 process .. you can get a ikon 1 for a lot cheaper then a ikon 8. The only difference is the design on the butt .. I recommend a predator cue which one is up to you ... Ozone billiard will let you try it out, or any other cue they sell and if you do not like it you can exchange it ..

    Predator is only one of many manufactures of cues. I use it and love it. Remember it is the shaft.

  6. drsokc54drsokc54 on 3/14/2010 2:11:22 PM

    Thanks for all the input guys. I'd like to hear more about the tips. so 90% of the hit is a result of the tip you have? And some of these tips are $25 apiece? So will the softest give you better english control but wear faster? Is that how it works? So what are the brands and what do they call the different tips?

    Again, thanks for your help and, by the way, my old McDermott cues are still straight and true. It's just, if you have a slot in the rack, you have to fill it up! LOL.

  7. drsokc54quickshot on 3/14/2010 5:54:03 PM

    I have an OB 1 shaft about 11/2 yrs now. It has a hard tip and I it must have hit at least 2000 cue balls. i practice a lot beside playing. I have no problem with english or position and for my money the cues balls run straight and true. At this point I still have a lot of tip left to play with. I believe it is a lepro hard. So If you want a reco on buying I will say go with the the OB 1. You will not regret it. Do not go with the OB 2 shaft as it will create a new learning curve that will take time. Unless you have the time to spare.

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which cue to buy if

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  • Published: 2/28/2010 12:41:45 PM