View Full Version : Buying a Cue?
02-08-2005, 12:44 PM
I am interested in buying a cue for under $125. I don't care what the cue looks like as long as it has a solid feel. Is that the only difference in the looks once you get into higher priced cues? Also what is the difference between joints.(wood to wood etc.)
What cue manufacturer or cue do you recommend?
02-08-2005, 04:44 PM
You might look on eBay for a Joss. They play pretty well and you can generally find one in that price range or maybe just a bit higher. That's the best playing cue that I've had an experience with in your price range.
02-09-2005, 04:26 AM
02-09-2005, 07:09 AM
Most people would agree that after $300 you are buying eye candy. This could be a motivation to some but scientificaly would not improve your game imho.
02-10-2005, 08:26 AM
If you want a solid cue under $125 try a Dufferin.
02-10-2005, 01:17 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote The_Hamster:</font><hr> If you want a solid cue under $125 try a Dufferin. <hr /></blockquote>
02-10-2005, 07:51 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote LARRY_BOY:</font><hr> Most people would agree that after $300 you are buying eye candy. This could be a motivation to some but scientificaly would not improve your game imho. <hr /></blockquote>
That's a yes and a no, IMHO. Functionally and mechanically, a $300.00 Joss will do anything a $25,000.00 vintage Balabushka will do. It will knock a white ball into a colored one and make the colored one (hopefully) fall into a pocket.
However, a huge part of playing pool is confidence. There are certain cues that have a certain "feel" or "hit" that a player likes and it makes him more confident in his cue and his stroke, thereby improving his game. This can be a $300.00 Joss or a $1,200.00 Schon or a $2,500.00 SouthWest. If the "feel" comes from the SouthWest cue for a particular player, the Joss just isn't going to cut it. For me it's Danny Tibbitts and Tim Scruggs that provide that "feel". It's psychological, I know..but it real.
02-10-2005, 09:05 PM
you might want to also try a KC5 cue from ebay. i have 3 of the kc5 cues and love the hit. just go to ebay and type in kc cues...............mike
02-11-2005, 06:52 AM
For my own preference, there are quite a few lucasi cues on ebay that go for around 125 and under. You can snag an LE-R for around 100 and it has a radial joint (which i like a lot because of the way it hits). It all depends on what you are looking for. I would probably go to a local billiards retailer to see if they would let you hit with any cues they had. That way you can look at the joints for yourself and experience the hit that they provide. Although, it seems like there are new joints coming out every day.
02-11-2005, 07:01 AM
For $2 extra you can get a new Lucasi, and it hits hard...sid~~~not a salesperson for Hawleys
02-11-2005, 07:16 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote The_Hamster:</font><hr> If you want a solid cue under $125 try a Dufferin. <hr /></blockquote>You Canadians are always pushing your products on us.
Fred <~~~ welcome to the CCBoard, Dave
02-14-2005, 08:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Elz:</font><hr> What about orchid?
That was the first cue I owned. The shaft warped within 2 months of purchase.
02-14-2005, 12:42 PM
I like the hit of a Lucasi cue.
They can be bought from Billiardwarehouse.com for $128.
of I just bought on on ebay for $125 with shipping. They have a nice Uni-Loc joint also. I also like their shafts.
02-14-2005, 01:04 PM
An Action sneaky pete. Shop around-anywhere
between 50 and 100 dollars. Turned me into
a barbox terror.
02-15-2005, 11:42 AM
I've been trying to research Mike Sigel cues and found few posts mentioning them. They are pretty inexpensive ($75-$200 range) for the production models, and the one post I found reviewing them mentioned they seemed pretty solid.
Does anyone have any 1st hand information about Sigel's cues? How do the production vs. custom made models compare to other cue brands like Joss, Schon, etc?
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