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Expensive Pool Cues Just Paying for Flashy Design

Expensive Pool Cues Just Paying for Flashy Design

I am just looking through the Viking cue catalog again and noticed that most of the cues have the same specs.

To a novice pool player like myself it seems that the more expensive cues just have a more flashier design.

Am I totally wrong or is there much diferance?

I feel like I am fumbling in the dark here so any help to this or the previous post will be very welcomed.

Expensive Pool Cues Just Paying for Flashy Design

Replies & Comments

  1. tjdquickshot on 12/18/2009 8:30:47 AM

    No you are not wrong. All the intricate finish will dictate a prize range. Viking is a pretty good cue stick for the money. If you buy on the internet most places have a return policy I believe you can live with. You have to read the fine print.

    You have Billiard Warehouse, Ozone billiards, Seybert's and a host of others that will throw in a free case with the purchase. There is also Cheapcues. com in Oregon. I have dealth with all for one reason or another. And the norm is fast becoming a 13mm tip. As you shop around you will noticed that there is not that much difference in price no matter where you go.

  2. tjdMitch Alsup on 12/18/2009 6:07:28 PM

    What you need to understand about cues: 80% of the feel is in the tip. 15% of the feel is in the shaft 5% is in the joint and butt

    So the difference between a (say) $100 cue with a good shaft and a $1000 cue with the same shaft is that $950 was spend in wood working wiith mills and lathes. It is likely that both would play "indistinquishly different" if they were weighted and balanced the same.

  3. tjdFenwick on 12/18/2009 8:32:06 PM

    I like the feel and balance of a Viking cue. Inlays and ring work does spice it up but does not make a cue play better. My player is a very plain looking cue. I'd spend the extra money on a Predator 314-2 Shaft with matching ring work on what ever brand cue you decide on. I'd also consider a extra shaft. It's nice to have a back up shaft if you ever pop off a tip.

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Expensive Pool Cues Just Paying for Flashy Design

  • Title: Expensive Pool Cues Just Paying for Flashy Design
  • Author: (T. Daves)
  • Published: 12/18/2009 12:01:55 AM