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Pool Cue Cases

Pool Cue Cases

Once you have purchased your own pool cues, you will definitely want a nice pool cue case, or even a set of pool cue cases to carry them around in. Not only will pool cue cases make you look more professional, but they will help protect your initial pool cue investment by protecting the cue from any bangs or other traumatic events that may occur during transportation and storage. We'll outline the various types of pool cue cases, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as some other tips for getting the most out of your pool cue cases.

Pool Cue Cases

There are several types of cases available. To begin, we'll explore soft pool cue cases. They are most commonly made of vinyl, nylon, or a leather product. Soft pool cue cases offer minimal protection because of the ability to be bent. Any traumatic event that the case goes through will likely affect the cue inside as well. Because of the nature of soft pool cue cases, they are commonly used for pool cue transportation and for preventing scratches. The pricing for soft pool cue cases ranges depending on the construction material. Low quality mass-production cases can begin at a few dollars, while custom leather soft pool cue cases can go as high as several hundred dollars.

The opposite of the soft pool cue case is the more rigid hard pool cue case. These are the pool cue cases that resemble the box, brief case, or luggage look, and are commonly seen in movies involving billiard hall scenes. These hard pool cue cases usually have some hardware present, such as hinges and a latch and locking mechanism. Inside, these hard pool cue cases are generally divided up in to sections for the butt and shaft, and sometimes, with sections for cue accessories like chalk and tip piks. A wide range of materials are used for the construction of hard pool cue cases. Most commonly used are vinyl, plastic, stainless steel, aircraft aluminum, wood, and leather. Like soft cases, low quality mass-production cases can begin at a few dollars, while custom hard pool cue cases can go as high as several hundred dollars.

More common than both of the pool cue cases described above is the tube-style case. These types of pool cue cases are typically round or oval-shaped cylinders. The inner part of the case is normally divided by a piece of cloth or by two inner tubes which serves to keep the two parts of the cue from contacting each other and causing damage. They usually have a shoulder strap for ease of transport. This along with their high degree of protection for the cue make them a top choice for both professional players and for occasional players. These pool cue cases begin at around $15 dollars and go up to the hundreds of dollars.

When deciding which type to buy, you should consider first your budget. If you are looking for maximum protection for your cue, go with the best hard-style case that your budget allows. Look for something that is well made and that is likely to protect your pool cue in the event of a drop, crash, or fall. One should also consider whether or not the case protects against excess moisture build-up. The best-of-breed tube-style pool cue cases generally fit the bill.

Pool Cue Cases

  • Title: Pool Cue Cases
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/7/2008 9:22:00 PM
  • Last Updated: 12/30/2017 11:38:38 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Pool Cue Cases Comments

  1. John BartonJohn Barton from Midwest City, OK on 10/22/2010 5:30:25 AM

    For more information on what to look for in a cue case in regards to protection of the pool cues, see the article I have written:

    jbcases.com/protection.html

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