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Which Pool Cue Should I Buy?

Which Pool Cue Should I Buy?

First of all I want to thank the members of the Billiards Forum. I have found a ton of useful information so far. I am looking to buy my first pool cue and I would like to make it a good quality pool cue.

I mostly play at the bar I work at and I am tired of using the cheap, beat up cues supplied by the bar (well we rent the table from a company and they supply the cues).

I have narrowed my choices down to:

  • Falcon FAL-05 Cue
  • Viking VX-09 Cue
  • Viking VX-61 Cue
  • Lucasi L-P30 Cue
  • Griffin GR02 Cue
  • Arsenal ARS-302 Orange Crush Cue

What do you think of these choices and which would you recommend? Can anyone recommend any other cues?

I don't want to spend more than $300 CAD and I do not want any wood-to-wood joints because I tend to be a little rough when I shoot.

Which Pool Cue Should I Buy?

Replies & Comments

  1. ghostguy6pool-billiards-babe on 6/26/2008 4:45:27 PM

    I like the way a Meucci cue or a Joss cue plays.

    You can find these for under $300 if you are patient. Watch the paper and the pawn shop. You will find used cues now and then in your local pool room and will usually get huge discounts on used pool cues.

    My friend bought a Meucci cue in the pool hall the other day for $75. This cue stick retails for around $300.

  2. ghostguy6quickshot on 6/26/2008 8:13:40 PM

    I'm not a cue stick guru, but I kind of like the Arsenal ARS 302 pool cue. It offers any shaft tip from 13 mm to 12 mm if you know what you want. I liked the overall description and the fact that they offer a 3 yr warranty even against warpage.

    Are there any retailers around you where you may be able to hold a cue in your hand and see how it will feel? That would be your best bet. Nothing like hands on. Good luck with whatever cue you choose.

  3. ghostguy6ghostguy6 on 6/27/2008 2:29:43 AM

    I ended up with the Arsenal 302 cue because it was the only one I could find locally. I just have to find some weights to pit in the back because it feels a little on the light side. The store did have some Viking cues but they wanted $460 for them and they had to special order them.

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Which Pool Cue Should I Buy?

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  • Published: 6/26/2008 12:51:19 AM