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Graphite Pool Cues

Graphite Pool Cues

Not that I'm going to buy one, but has anyone tried the graphite cues? I was in a pool hall a few days ago and I didn't see any wood cues. I was thankful I had my own trusty sabre. Are there any pros and cons on them?

Graphite Pool Cues

Replies & Comments

  1. quickshotjana on 5/8/2008 6:20:24 AM

    I don't play with a graphite cue myself, but here are a few commonly known things about graphite pool cues:

    • Many graphite pool cues, especially the cheaper ones, have flimsy shafts.
    • Some say that a graphite billiard cue shaft doesn't glide smoothly on the bridge hand. They say that after 1 hour of playing with it, their finger got a blister, and that they can't play with it even if they put a lot of chalk on their fingers.
    • Because of the above comment, players using a graphite pool cue typically have to wear a glove.
    • For those who like the ability to modify their wooden cue by "turning it down" from time to time will not be able to do so with a graphite cue.
    • Graphite cues have an advantage in that they resist warping much better than wood
    • Graphite cue shafts are typically coated in a resin, which most players dislike.
  2. quickshotquickshot on 5/8/2008 11:37:58 AM

    When I was with a friend one day he had to use a graphite because he had no choice. That's all they had. As mentioned I had my trusty sabre, but I tried one of the graphites on a couple of shots. The feel is completly different, the weight did not seem right nor did the balance. And it not glide through the bridge like my wood cue. "No way Jose".

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Graphite Pool Cues

  • Title: Graphite Pool Cues
  • Author: (Jim Walsh)
  • Published: 4/14/2008 11:33:52 PM