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Cory
07-14-2005, 08:52 PM
Hi, I'm new in here, just wondering if anyone can tell me anything about the C157 Alpha Plus Mcdermott cue. The cost of the cue is only 160 $ is that going to be a good quality cue,,,it seems kinda cheep?! It doesnt give me a tip size, we'd like 12.75. When I watch the pro's play I notice their cue makes a hollow thud sound I've heard that a butt heavy cue weighted shaft is recommended. Appreciate any comments. Never used one so I want some tips before I buy yet another cue!!! Have any questions about pool other than about Mcdermotts feel free to ask. Cory

Wally_in_Cincy
07-15-2005, 04:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cory:</font><hr> It doesnt give me a tip size, we'd like 12.75. <hr /></blockquote>

McD tip size is 13mm and a Triangle tip

Hawley's has that cue for $119

http://www.billiardstore.com/mcdermot/C157.htm

I like this one

http://www.billiardstore.com/mcdermot/M4-3A.htm

as to quality, McDermott is a good quality cue IMO. I have shot with them for 5 years

Nightstalker
07-15-2005, 05:24 AM
I have a McDermott C152. I began using it as a break cue, and recently as my only cue and it does very nicely. It is a nice solid cue for the money IMO.

Regulator
07-15-2005, 05:09 PM
McDermott makes a good cue.

Typically, you can order the shaft tip from 12.00 to 14.00 in 0.25 increments for no charge, but that depends on who you're buying from - if they want to go through the trouble. Also, I'm not sure if McDermott makes different tip sizes for their cheaper cues. Ask.

Nightstalker
07-15-2005, 05:57 PM
They do for sure, I spec'd mine at 13.5mm to be used as a break cue and since McD's normal shafts are on the flexible side.