log in
sign up or:

with google or facebook


By using this site you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service

forgot password?

Help Me Choose A $100 Pool Cue

Help Me Choose A $100 Pool Cue

I have only ever played with bar cues, but i think my game has gotten to the point that I would benefit from the consistent feel of using the same cue every time I go out. I also like the idea that a tapered shaft would allow me to hold the cue tighter and thus hit the ball more accurately.

I am a poor college student, and I feel like your game has more to do with you and less with your cue, so my budget is $100.

Here are some cues at and below that price point that I have seen others recommend:

  • Players S PSPR
  • Action ERA02
  • Dufferin Sneaky Pete
  • Schmelke R1C
  • McDermott M6-1G

Once when I was in high school I bought a cue from a sporting goods store. I think it was graphite with a metal joint and a wood tip (ouch). I thought it felt like shit compared to house sticks so i gave it to a friend. It felt so back heavy, and i felt really disconnected from the ball. I guess that means I like the feel of a wood joint, so that is what I have linked above. Everything is completely wood to wood except that McDermott with the "impact control ring" which I don't really know how that would affect the feel. How would that affect the feel?

I don't know how objective a comparison between these sticks can be, maybe its all subjective, but I am open to any and all comments.

Help Me Choose A $100 Pool Cue

Replies & Comments

  1. netchrisquickshot on 8/31/2008 8:40:48 AM

    I cannot recommend one cue over another, all I can do is tell you what I have and have been very happy with , and it is in your price range. It is a "Player 19oz" that I paid $79.00 for two years ago. You get options to what weight you may want. I have no complains with this cuestick, but I also take very good care of it to avoid any problems.

    Good luck with your pick.

  2. netchrisFenwick on 8/31/2008 9:16:46 AM

    My choice for a poor collage student would be a Sneaky Pete Pool Cue. No frills and a great feel IMHO. Now you have two opinions that differ only slightly. Come back and let us know what you chose and how you like your new cue.

    You're Welcome

  3. netchrisquickshot on 8/31/2008 12:24:25 PM

    One of the great legends of billiards, Bob Byrnes, in a tape recommends wood to wood. On the other hand another great legend, Grady Matthews, the greatest 1 Pocket player in billiards, in one of his videos likes the metal to metal. So as you can see everything is pure choice. Tips are made from a combination of different materials, not wood. At least not in this day and age.

    As Fenwick suggested, let us know the final decision.

  4. netchrisbilliardsforum on 8/31/2008 12:26:39 PM

    Yeah I think choosing a cue is a tough thing to do, purely because of the cost. Most decent retailers will let you try out some cues in-store first. That can really help weed out the ones you really hate.

upload a photo or document

use plain text or markdown syntax only

log in or sign up

Sign in to ensure your message is posted.

If you don't have an account, enter your email and choose a password below and we'll create your account.


Help Me Choose A $100 Pool Cue

  • Title: Help Me Choose A $100 Pool Cue
  • Author:
  • Published: 8/31/2008 8:00:29 AM