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terrymck
06-27-2004, 05:00 PM
I'd appreciate hearing some discussion of preferences and advantages/disadvantages of different bridge heads.

Terry

Troy
06-27-2004, 06:50 PM
Here's one of my favorites from Mueller's. We use 'em in the pool room ---
http://www.poolndarts.com/product.cfm?sku=RS70

Troy
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote terrymck:</font><hr> I'd appreciate hearing some discussion of preferences and advantages/disadvantages of different bridge heads.

Terry <hr /></blockquote>

catscradle
06-27-2004, 07:13 PM
I like this one because it offers so much variety in height.
http://www.poolndarts.com/product.cfm/sku/39-175.cfm

DialUp
06-27-2004, 07:20 PM
I also use the bridge in catscradle link.

It has plenty of heights to use but what I like most about a bridge is the absence of metal. I don't like using a metal house bridge. I fear it will scratch the shaft...

Jimmy B
06-28-2004, 01:38 AM
I also like the Batman one, plus if you find yourself trapped on a rooftop you can use it with some dental floss to repel down the face of the building. And other cool McGievor crap.

JB

Wally_in_Cincy
06-28-2004, 06:49 AM
I bought one of these:

www.kellersbridge.com (http://www.kellersbridge.com)

I like it a lot.

Scott Lee
06-28-2004, 07:07 AM
This is without a doubt the biggest improvement in bridge heads so far. I've used the "batman" bridge head for years, but this new one is far superior. I prefer the lightweight plastic one with the felt lining, over the aluminum. I saw the first prototype a couple of years ago, when the inventor stopped by asking what we thought about it.

Scott Lee

Wally_in_Cincy
06-28-2004, 07:20 AM
Scott,

I was playing at home and I was too lazy to get my Keller bridge out of the case. I used the metal bridge head that the previous homeowner had left behind and scratched my shaft. I got mad and ripped that metal bridge head off and threw it in the trash /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

The Keller bridge is a must for a 14.1 player IMO. You can bridge over the whole stack for a shot in the lower corner pocket. And felt lined too. Nice and smooth.

Pizza Bob
06-28-2004, 08:31 AM
Troy:

One of my favorites, too. Invented by Joe Russo from (close to home) Trenton, NJ. Joe was always a threat in 14.1 tournaments of the '70's. I believe he won Johnson City in 1971, but I could be wrong about that. Haven't seen him around for awhile, but understand he still plays, at home mostly.

Adios,

Pizza Bob

pooltchr
06-28-2004, 09:12 AM
This was the bridge they had at the recent APA City tournament here. Most of the players loved it once they figured out how to use it.

SecaucusFats
06-28-2004, 09:22 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> I bought one of these:

www.kellersbridge.com (http://www.kellersbridge.com)

I like it a lot. <hr /></blockquote>

Dang it Wally! Now I have to buy one of these in order to keep my gear 'ho status. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SF

trailboss
06-28-2004, 04:37 PM
I threw all the metal bridges out. I now use the Moosehead bridge as seen on Espn. It is plastic and does not scratch the cue shaft.

SPetty
06-28-2004, 04:48 PM
My favorite is the one made out of soft/hard foam. It provides a bit more friction than the hard plastic ones, which I like. It's also soft on your cue like the felt lined ones.

BeanDiesel
06-28-2004, 05:33 PM
i have a corona leather bridge head.
http://www.tigerproducts.com/images/Accessories/clb-lg.jpg
i hate the rubber, it's too soft, it makes you feel like the bridge is flexible and unstable.

Wally_in_Cincy
06-29-2004, 06:28 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote BeanDiesel:</font><hr>
i have a corona leather bridge head.
http://www.tigerproducts.com/images/Accessories/clb-lg.jpg
i hate the rubber, it's too soft, it makes you feel like the bridge is flexible and unstable. <hr /></blockquote>

Yeah I had one of those. Not only was it not stable but I pulled the tip off my breaking cue (13 mm Viking) when removing it one time.