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Choosing a New Cue After 20 Years

Choosing a New Cue After 20 Years

I have been playing with the same two McDermott and Mali pool cues that I've owned for the last 20 years. I am thinking of upgrading as I'm sure the technology has changed quite a bit since then.

I know a lot of the decision has to do with comfort and feel so I am just looking for some direction in where I should begin my search.

I would like to stay in the $500-$800 range and assume that would include Schon, Predator, Mezz, McDermott, etc.

Any guidance is greatly appreciated.


Choosing a New Cue After 20 Years

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  1. user1548982404billiardsforum on 2/4/2019 2:06:52 AM

    My suggestion is to spend the bulk of your time and effort on researching and selecting the pool cue shaft.

    There are lots of options on the market today from all of the big cue makers, and the technology would have improved a good deal over the past 20 years.

    McDermott alone has 7 different cue shafts (plus 2 jump/break shafts) to choose from in the current catalog:

    • McDermott i-Pro Laminated Shaft
    • McDermott i-Pro Slim Laminated Shaft
    • McDermott i-3 Shaft
    • McDermott i-2 Shaft
    • McDermott i-1 Big Boy Shaft
    • McDermott G-Core Shaft
    • McDermott Traditional "All Maple" Shaft
    • McDermott Stinger Jump/Break Shaft
    • McDermott Sledgehammer Break Shaft

    If you can't articulate specifically what you would look for in a pool cue shaft, your best bet is to seek out a pool cue shop where you can try out the various cue shaft options.

    Good luck and let us know how you make out and what you end up choosing.

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Choosing a New Cue After 20 Years

  • Title: Choosing a New Cue After 20 Years
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  • Published: 1/31/2019 4:53:25 PM
  • Last Updated: 2/4/2019 1:56:49 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)