05-31-2005, 06:49 AM
Ok here it is in a nutshell, well I'll try anyway. Over the years my love for pool continues to grow. With this I keep upgrading my equiptment in hopes to improve my game, which I have. Unfortionately the only thing that will definately improve my game is finnaly finishing my Rec. room. Anyway one of the first decent cues I purchased(I empasize decent) was a McDermott, middle to base model, about $250.00. I do not want to continue to upgrade and leave the old sticks to collect dust. I am sure we all agree that we don't want the cues we love and take such good care of to be sold to people that might ruin them. I know that McDer. makes a jump/break cue which I am sure pales in comparison to others. It looks like the joint for the jump portion is right below the where the wrap ends....so why can't I just have them or any other qualified cue shop put a joint in there. By the way I live in WI where McDer is made. The reason I don't just buy one is that I did use this cue for shooting, but ocasionally would break with it, and LOVED how it felt breaking. If anyone read the cuetec question from disturbed_won, you would know that I now use my old unliked Cuetec for breaking. I just Purchase a Predator and am pleased. with how it works, so the cues change orders once again. I want to put a hard tip on this McDer and continue to keep it in my case. But I also am in the market for a jump cue, which would also mean purchasing a new case to accomidate more sticks 2butts/3shafts right now.