Billy_Bob

06-13-2005, 08:29 AM

It has happened again! My friend came over to play with his "new" cue, which had a 19oz label on the butt. He was not playing up to standard, so we started checking out his new cue, measuring this and that...

Well it was NOT 19oz. It was 17.5 oz! (Weighed on my very accurate scale.)

This is about the 8th time I have seen this. A cue has a certain weight label on it, it is weighed on an accurate scale (cue dealer's or my scale), then it is nowhere near the weight on the label.

Switching weights of cues can mess up your speed control, so may want to take your cue to a dealer who has an accurate scale and be sure, or get your own accurate scale.

I first tried one of those cheap food scales, but would get a different weight each time I weighed the same thing.

So I purchased an accurate scale for $79.95 at the following link. I bought the Tanita KD-200-110, which is accurate to two decimal places and has a max of 35 oz. (On front page of following link.) The scales which can weigh a larger weight are not accurate to as many decimal places (at least with this model). Also this model has a "tare" button. This is good for weighing things which will roll off the scale. You can place something on the scale like a bowl to weigh balls, press "tare", then the scale zero's out. Then place ball in bowl and you will just get the weight of the ball.

http://www.scalesgalore.com

Well it was NOT 19oz. It was 17.5 oz! (Weighed on my very accurate scale.)

This is about the 8th time I have seen this. A cue has a certain weight label on it, it is weighed on an accurate scale (cue dealer's or my scale), then it is nowhere near the weight on the label.

Switching weights of cues can mess up your speed control, so may want to take your cue to a dealer who has an accurate scale and be sure, or get your own accurate scale.

I first tried one of those cheap food scales, but would get a different weight each time I weighed the same thing.

So I purchased an accurate scale for $79.95 at the following link. I bought the Tanita KD-200-110, which is accurate to two decimal places and has a max of 35 oz. (On front page of following link.) The scales which can weigh a larger weight are not accurate to as many decimal places (at least with this model). Also this model has a "tare" button. This is good for weighing things which will roll off the scale. You can place something on the scale like a bowl to weigh balls, press "tare", then the scale zero's out. Then place ball in bowl and you will just get the weight of the ball.

http://www.scalesgalore.com