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ChrisW
01-23-2004, 01:18 PM
http://www.limbsaver.com/limbsaver/svlproducts/billiards/billiards.aspx

Has anybody tried this yet?

Just wondering how well it works (if at all)

Chris

Candyman
01-23-2004, 01:40 PM
Press the search tab at the top of the page and type in "Limbsaver". You will get and idea of how most peaple feel about the product. Lock

Popcorn
01-23-2004, 03:53 PM
Just recently someone was at my house who had one, so I got a chance to get a first hand look at it. I was amazed at how light it was. Once you replace the bumper with it, it does not add that much extra weight. Does it work? Yes it does do what it is designed to do. There was a definite difference in the way the cue sounded and it did have a little different feel when you hit the ball. I can't really see any decent quality cue needing such a thing, and I can't at all imagine it actually bringing about any improved play in your game. It may have a little band-aid effect for a poor playing noisy cue, but if that is the case you need another cue. I will tell you something interesting, we wrapped a piece of rubber around the butt cap of the cue with some tape and it felt about the same as the limb-saver. We also tried putting a 1 1/4 crutch bumper on the end of the cue. it actually changed the cue quite a bit more then the limb-saver and the felt much more solid although it added some weight. I am not going to knock anyone's product, it does what is does and it could make a bad feeling cue feel a little better, But their claims are just a little overstated in my opinion. (see below).
Below is from the web site:
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New LimbSaverô X-1 Cue Stick Stabilizer


The new LimbSaverô X-1 is the greatest innovation in cue stick technology since the leather tip. Whether you are an enthusiast or a pro, the LimbSaverô X-1 is a must have!

Cue Stick Vibration can cause the tip to wander, greatly decreasing accuracy. The LimbSaverô X-1 Cue Stick Stabilizer keeps the tip on the ball longer!

The stabilizing effect of the X-1 leads to:

Dampened vibration of your cue stick
Enhanced energy on your break
Consistent English
Controlled spin
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Candyman
01-23-2004, 05:44 PM
I am a retired machinist and used the rubber-band technique on my boring bar, when boring small diameter holes that were really deep. It really smoothed the vibration down a lot. If I invested in the limb-saver, I would have to buy a longer case. That might not be a bad idea. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Popcorn
01-23-2004, 06:03 PM
I don't think you have to leave it on all the time, you can take it off when you are done playing. If you check their web site they show you how to put on and remove it, wouldn't be a big deal. You may like it, it is not going to make you never miss a ball again, but you might like the way it makes the cue feel. It works on a sound principal as you know. Kind of gimmicky but I can see someone liking it.

Cueless Joey
01-23-2004, 06:21 PM
One pro who endorses it doesn't use it.
Nuff said. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Harold Acosta
01-23-2004, 09:26 PM
$29.95 for a rubber bumper? Yeah, right!

sack316
01-24-2004, 12:36 AM
I used a similar product for baseball before on one of my bats, and yes it did reduce the vibration but no my batting everage didn't improve. I'm guessing this would probably be about the same thing.

aajourney
01-24-2004, 01:09 PM
I bought one. It weighed almost 3/4 ounce. Now remove the bumper and you are adding about a 1/2 ounce to your cue. I shoot with a 20 oz now. Adding that extra 1/2 ounce was too much for me. I do like the way the hit feels. I think that the heavier cue did not allow my to draw as far. I couldn't whip it as fast I guess. Maybe when I get a new cue in the future, I will get a lighter one so I can put it on there. I'll let you know in a few years. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

tateuts
01-24-2004, 01:29 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ChrisW:</font><hr> http://www.limbsaver.com/limbsaver/svlproducts/billiards/billiards.aspx

Has anybody tried this yet?

Just wondering how well it works (if at all)

Chris <hr /></blockquote>

Limbsaver X-1? Is this a generic form of Viagra? /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Rod
01-24-2004, 01:49 PM
I haven't tried one and not likely to anytime soon. As you mentioned that extra 1/2 OZ plus would throw off my timing. Another 1/2 OZ is hard to deal with. People may not think it amounts to much but it would make my cue feel like a wagon tounge, lol and it's a 19 ounce.

Rod

recoveryjones
01-24-2004, 02:07 PM
I haven't tried the limbsaver so I'm not sure if they work or not. I did notice however that the owner of the Limbsaver sponsored Earl Strickland and Jimmy Wetch at the recent ring game at the Derby City Classic. At the tune of $5000 each.The owner either made the money selling Limbsavers or believes in his product enough to promote it so openly at such a major tournament.As for me ,I like the weight of my cue and the way it hits so I don't plan on buying one.RJ

Cueless Joey
01-24-2004, 02:31 PM
I just tested one today on a house cue.
I broke and ran 11 racks in a row ( 9-ball).
I swear. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Popcorn
01-24-2004, 02:49 PM
The limb saver for cues is a small part of their business from what I gather. I have been around enough pool hanger-on's, that even the ones with money you would think should know better, are often suckers. Players take advantage of them all the time. Every pool room has them. I knew one attorney who ended up getting disbarred for taping into escrow funds due to his gambling. He never made a bet before he came to the pool room. In no time they had him at poker games, the track, stacking and the whole package. The pool world, such as much of what you see at DCC, is best viewed from a safe distance. I got kind of off the subject.

bigshooter
01-24-2004, 02:52 PM
What? You mean its supposed to go on the back of the cue!
No wonder it didn't work very well for me! /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Ralph S.
01-24-2004, 05:38 PM
And I hit the century mark in 14.1 when my previous high run was 41. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Wow that thing works great.

bigshooter
01-24-2004, 06:24 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Popcorn:</font><hr> The limb saver for cues is a small part of their business from what I gather. I have been around enough pool hanger-on's, that even the ones with money you would think should know better, are often suckers. Players take advantage of them all the time... <hr /></blockquote>

It's definately a small part of their business, I have used limbsaver archery products for years, they are fantastic in that respect, If you think a pool cue vibrates try shooting a souped up combpound bow at 300 FPS, now thats vibration.
You did give me a good idea though with your suckers statement, If you bought a Cue-Tec cue and put a Limb Saver on it and maybe used a shooting glove I bet you could go into any big pool room in the country and get instant action. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Harold Acosta
01-24-2004, 07:14 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bigshooter:</font><hr>
If you bought a Cue-Tec cue and put a Limb Saver on it and maybe used a shooting glove I bet you could go into any big pool room in the country and get instant action. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif <hr /></blockquote>

bigshooter:

You're missing one part on the above equation. The 314 Predator Shaft for the Cuetec cue... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Popcorn
01-24-2004, 07:25 PM
The way I meant it was in regards to them staking players in the ring game. Pool players can be pretty good at promoting backers if the guy is a fan or a pool want-to-be. The players spot guys like that quick and they will often take advantage of them, eventually chasing them away from the game.

Kato
01-24-2004, 07:48 PM
Sorry Harold, you're off a little hear. What you really need is a Bud cue, Predator shaft, Limbsaver, and a neon green glove. Then you're in action!!!!

Kato

Harold Acosta
01-24-2004, 09:06 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Kato:</font><hr> Sorry Harold, you're off a little hear. What you really need is a Bud cue, Predator shaft, Limbsaver, and a neon green glove. Then you're in action!!!!

Kato <hr /></blockquote>

With my new Decot Sport Glasses, I'll be ready to go! /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Cueless Joey
01-24-2004, 10:27 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ralph S.:</font><hr> And I hit the century mark in 14.1 when my previous high run was 41. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Wow that thing works great. <hr /></blockquote>
Yeah, but my house cue had no tip.
The Limbsaver took all vibrations away from the ferrule.
Joey~Shoots with a Zylr and loves all the vibrations from it~

Qtec
01-25-2004, 04:43 AM
Introducing the new BUTT SAVER.


A new scientific study has conclusivley shown that 'choking' is not a mental problem but a physical one.

Prof. Sphincter of the science Dept, Kamtchaka Tech , has shown that the vibrations caused by a cue striking a ball travel up the arm, through the shoulder and down the back, directly heading for the anus.
These vibrations cause the anus to constrict.
This constriction has a double effect.
1. amplification.
2. feedback.

The amplified vibration is sent back through the body to its source ,causing tension in the muscles of the arm, resulting in the classic 'choke'.

This is where the new BUTTSAVER comes in.

Just insert the BUTTSAVER,[ dont forget to lubricate] and you will feel an immediate difference.The special construction of the BUTTSAVER absorbs the unwanted vibrations, stops the feedback loop and enables you to relax.
At first, it might be a little uncomfortable but this will quickly pass. After a while, you will grow to enjoy the sensation and wont play pool without it!

You will imediately be able to run 150.
You will never miss the money ball again.

Buy it now.

At only $500, it will be the best money you have ever spent.


Q /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

tateuts
01-25-2004, 11:33 AM
Great one QTEC - you're in rare form! /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Cueless Joey
01-25-2004, 11:41 AM
What colors do they come in? /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif