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What is the Best Cue in the World?

What is the Best Cue in the World?

Show us your favorite pool cue.

What is the best pool cue in the world in your opinion?

What is the Best Cue in the World?

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  1. ricardotoreType79 on 12/25/2019 6:55:35 PM

    There is no best cue in the world but players have their preferences.

    For me, it is a well-balanced cue with a shaft that has an extended pro taper and a Triangle tip or a Precision hard layered tip.

    I most often use a vintage cue similar to the one show in the attached picture, a Palmer Model I.


  2. ricardotorericardotore on 12/26/2019 3:10:01 AM

    Wow, Nice! How much does a Palmer cue like that cost?

  3. ricardotorebilliardsforum on 12/31/2019 2:33:37 PM

    Agreed. This is a question that is not answerable in a broad sense.

    If this is a "show me your cue" question - you need to take a look at the posts in the Show off Your Pool Cue category. Lots of eye candy.

  4. ricardotoreBallBuster on 3/2/2020 6:26:17 PM

    What matters most when it comes to pool cues is that the shooter understand the deflection of the cue shaft.

    I can't play with a 13mm shaft AT ALL. It feels like i'm playing with a broomstick.

    Just recently I switched cues from a McCue to a vintage Viking but the Viking cue had a 13mm shaft. So, I put it in a homemade lathe and sanded it down considerably. Now it plays fantastic.

  5. ricardotorekris4444kris on 3/3/2020 10:54:03 AM

    There is no better playing cue then a full-splice cue with an ivory ferrule built with top quality dense hardwood and top quality materials. Nothing beats that for high level pool playing. Not these low deflection shafts that people buy into, and not the cheap production cues that are made with soft junk-quality wood and soft junk materials (mainly plastic).

    The reason you see pros on TV playing with that junk in the first place is for advertisement purposes, not because it's their favorite playing cue.

    The problem is that most people don't have access to a high-end custom cue or a good custom sneaky pete with an ivory ferrule to play with for a couple months straight. This is the time you'll need in order to notice the huge difference in playability and in one's game.

    Also, as a side note, there is no pool cue that is going to give you or teach you good stroke fundamentals, posture at the table, how to feel the cue ball, and what that feel tells you and means. That all comes from hours and hours and years of practice.

  6. ricardotoreBallBuster on 3/3/2020 11:04:17 AM

    An ivory ferrule doesn't do anything to make a cue play better.

  7. ricardotorekris4444kris on 3/3/2020 12:41:53 PM

    A good cue builder built my cue and it just happens to have two shafts with ivory ferrules.

    I will tell you that an ivory ferrule or bone ferrule or any other ferrule that has the same hardness, density, and weight of an ivory ferrule and hits close to it will play better then any other standard ferrule there is.

    The old micarta ferrules aren't bad either.

    So yes, it does do something. Believe me, I've been playing pool long enough and playing around with cues long enough to know.

  8. ricardotorebilliardsforum on 3/3/2020 1:05:41 PM

    Please don't reply unless your answer relates directly to the question asked. The morality of sourcing products from animals is certainly not related to the question.

    If you wish to discuss something unrelated to the question, then create a new question or topic. I've already moved the discussion on the morality of the use of ivory in pool cues to a new topic. Feel free to continue that part of the discussion over there.

  9. ricardotorekris4444kris on 3/3/2020 2:11:24 PM

    My goal was to enlighten some people on wood types, construction, and materials that make a pool cue play the best.

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What is the Best Cue in the World?

  • Title: What is the Best Cue in the World?
  • Author: (Ricardo Tores)
  • Published: 12/24/2019 9:42:19 AM
  • Last Updated: 12/31/2019 2:37:32 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)