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How Does a Break Cue Differ from a Normal Pool Cue?


How Does a Break Cue Differ from a Normal Pool Cue?

How does the composition of the break cue differ from the normal pool cue?

Is it more flexible or more rigid than a normal cue?

Is there anything special about the weight of a jump cue?

How Does a Break Cue Differ from a Normal Pool Cue?

Replies & Comments

  1. blufacebilliardsforum on 5/7/2008 4:34:11 PM

    Typically, pool cues designed for performing break shots have much harder cue tips and stronger ferrules. When you hit break shots with a normal cue, the tip is more likely to mushroom. Break cues are also typically more dense and heavy, allowing for a more solid (feeling) shot. In addition to weight, the balance is usually different than that of a normal pool cue. This allows, typically, for a faster break shot due to the increased power. Remember, however, the physics rule: Force relies more heavily on object speed than mass or weight. This said, one may reason that a break cue does nothing more than save your regular playing cue from abuse. If you actually want to improve your shot, work on a stronger more forceful shot.

  2. blufaceslimdaddy on 7/10/2009 10:40:46 AM

    I try to get the most out of my game possible. Therefore I use a jump-break cue. It is a very useful accessory. If you are a serious pool player it is a must-have. If you play a lot of pool your shooting cue just can't stand up to the violent strain that breaking and jumping put on a normal shooting cue. If you just play for fun every now and then, a regular cue will probably do just fine. A serious player that plays everyday almost always has to have a break cue or they would have to constantly maintain their shooting cue. It just depends on how much you play and how serious a pool player you are.

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How Does a Break Cue Differ from a Normal Pool Cue?

  • Title: How Does a Break Cue Differ from a Normal Pool Cue?
  • Author: (J Clarke)
  • Published: 5/7/2008 11:31:10 AM
  • Last Updated: 10/30/2016 10:47:57 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)