View Full Version : How sensitive are you to cue weight?

06-24-2004, 08:10 PM
I was just wondering what increment in cue weight can you feel the difference of?

06-24-2004, 08:20 PM
Hm...anything under 18oz feels too light for me, and above 21oz. I took a few test shots with a pal's 22oz two weeks ago, and it felt like lead.

My favorite playing stick is 19.5oz, but if someone sneakily added or subtracted .5oz I doubt I'd notice it.

06-24-2004, 08:28 PM
I have two cues...same brand and one is 19.1 and the other is 19.25 and I can feel the difference. I do play a lot of pool. Is anyone else this sensitive to cue weight?

06-24-2004, 08:39 PM
In the begginning I believed 19 oz. was the only weight I could play with. After aquiring other cues of varying weights none more than 19.75 or less than 19. I think the cues balance has a lot to do with it. I have a Southwest that's 19.75 and 59" and it takes no time at all to get adjusted to it. I play every day and one would think I would be sensitive to the change in weight.
It's the balance.............TommyT

06-24-2004, 09:41 PM
Yep, I am. 19.25 is to heavy. I play at 19.04 OZ very much under that, say 18.75 OZ is to light. 19 OZ give or take a tiny amount is ok. But the balance point has to right also.


Cueless Joey
06-25-2004, 12:14 AM
.3 of an oz or more, I can feel.
.2 or lower, prolly not.
But, the cue's balance is just as important.
I can feel if a cue has too much weight added too.
Cues with too much weight added just do not feel good to me.
My cue is a little over 19 oz.

06-25-2004, 12:45 AM
I prefer a 19oz but I have a few others ranging from 18 to 21. I play the same with all of them. All I really need is a straight cue and a good tip. The weight of the stick never concerned me too much.

I could, maybe, feel the difference of an 18 and a 20 but my arm is not a very accurate scale /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

06-25-2004, 03:05 AM
I would say I am more sensitive to balance than weight. A butt heavy 18 feels "heavier" to me than a forward weighted 19.

If you gave me 2 sticks with identical balance, I could tell which one was heavier if there was a 1/2 oz. diff. I doubt I could do better than that consistently.