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How to Shorten a Pool Cue

How to Shorten a Pool Cue

I am wondering how to reduce the size of a pool cue. I have a home billiard table, and I bash the cue into a the wall sometimes. It is a nice cue, so I was thinking of buying one the same and sawing off the end and drilling it and then putting a weight in it, and glue it up again.

Is the weight at the extreme end of the pool cue, or further in?

Here in the UK we don't have many short cue options to purchase!

How to Shorten a Pool Cue

Replies & Comments

  1. beanymanbilliardsforum on 5/25/2007 10:40:35 AM

    I've sent your question to one of my custom cue maker partners, Ronnie. He is the owner and master cue maker at queperfect.biz. He has built cues for Efren Reyes and is considered one of the best custom cue makers in the world.

    I have to say, though, unless you are experienced in pool cue service or cue making, this is probably not a good idea, and you should probably just order a new, shorter cue over the internet. Aren't jump cues shorter? I think they are around 40" or something like that. Can't you just order one of those?

  2. beanymanbeanyman on 5/25/2007 10:47:52 AM

    Thanks, I will look forward to that! Until I can afford a full size pool table I just have a 6 foot English billiards table, and there aren't many 8 mm tip pool cues with a short size, thanks again!

  3. beanymanQP Cues on 5/27/2007 4:42:48 PM

    Your problem is a very common problem. If you are like most owners of pool tables in their homes or third-world bars.

    You will not be shooting a large number of shots in any one game with a short cue. The most simple thing to do is buy a second-hand name brand cue and cut off the end so that it will allow you to not bump the walls.

    Do not worry about being a perfectionist about it.

    Cue weights: The Szamboti cues were terribly "butt heavy". It was like shooting with a cave-man club. Most good cues, with the shaft installed, will balance between 1 to 3 inches in front of the wrap. This is normal.

  4. beanymanbeanyman on 5/28/2007 11:30:36 AM

    Ronnie, thanks, this is certainly good to hear.

    I will look out for a second hand one, and not get too concerned if it is a little "out" when I've finished with it.

    By the way I took a look at your cues, and as a painter, I am very impressed with your skills. Beautiful! Maybe one day.

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How to Shorten a Pool Cue

  • Title: How to Shorten a Pool Cue
  • Author: (Benedict Thornton)
  • Published: 5/24/2007 11:25:57 AM