View Full Version : Risk of redundancy..break cue specs.

03-03-2004, 11:22 AM
Hey guys-
My best friend had bought a plain mexican cocobolo cue from my maker for $300 back in August or so. He has since put it back in his case and went back to his old National cue that he likes better. He said he'll sell the plain cue to me for $100. Which I plan on doing..almost matches mine without the points. So I was thinking of possibly turning it into a break cue...my Tim Scruggs sneaky is a little flimsy and loses power. So I need to have my maker build a new shaft for the cue and wanted to know what specs go into a break cues shaft. The cue right now is 59" long with a slimmer shaft. What is the optimum shaft diameter for break cues? I lookes on the Predator BK site but it didn't say what theirs are at. I figure it has to be 13mm+ and what taper should I get. For the stiffest hit I am guessing a short-short taper and also add a phenolic tip.

Just curious, all insight and remarks are welcome.

03-04-2004, 03:58 AM
sound like you know what you're talking about
just remember the short tip will give ya extra pop
i have seen players regret this because its too much for them