View Full Version : POLL- What kind of stick do you shoot with?

08-27-2005, 03:57 PM
Hey folks. Another Poll. Just wanted to see what's the most common stick on the Board. I am looking for the stick that you shoot with most often. Results in 2 weeks.

If there is a cue that you think I missed and should add to Poll, just reply to message and I will add. Thanks.


08-27-2005, 04:25 PM
I think a couple of posters shoot with Mezz cues.

08-27-2005, 06:22 PM
Check through the archives. This subject has been covered many times.


08-28-2005, 01:28 AM
I use a Madison Bob cue.

08-28-2005, 06:43 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote woody_968:</font><hr> I use a Madison Bob cue. <hr /></blockquote>

i use an 80 dollar Orchid.

08-30-2005, 08:06 AM
Please, keep the answers coming. Thanks for the input.


08-30-2005, 07:12 PM

08-30-2005, 11:08 PM
I use a Espiritu which is a good custom cue to buy for the $$$ I bought this one back in April and proceeded to sell all my other cues that i had ( 2 meucci originals, and a Predator SP ) along with my cases.

I like this cue so much i use it to break with too. Plus i am picking up another one this thursday. Couldnt pass up the price /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif


08-31-2005, 05:25 AM
Quelcin, I have an imatation Balabushka made by Petey Palmer.
If you have read my posts I have always found Balabushka"s
to have a clunk, not on every shot but within 5 hits or so.
I asked Pete if he could make me a plain cue with the dark points. He told me no problem, I sell George all his cue parts. The only thing is I will use my joint screw, so that it can be distinguished from Georges work.

I have always found Paradise,Palmer's cues to hit better than any other cues.####

08-31-2005, 05:30 AM
Stretch I beat the "BABE" playing an exhibition in Hudson,NY playing with a house cue. I just followed Willie Hoppe's ritual of playing with house cues to harvest his tips only I left the tip on the house cue.####

08-31-2005, 06:52 PM
J. Pechauer

09-01-2005, 04:27 AM
I've shot with $3000 cues and $100 cues, and my high run was with my cuetec jump break ($150) after popping my tip off while in a money game.

For the last 10 years I've been playing with a Helmstetter copy of a szamboti. For me it can be any maker as long as it has a steel joint, forward weighted, Le Pro tip, 12mm shaft with a long taper, and an old school look!


09-02-2005, 08:00 AM
Preadtor 4K3...Just bought it...loving it!!!


09-02-2005, 09:38 AM
Nice stick.


09-03-2005, 08:14 AM
Bill McDaniel - Cue 66

- Skippy

09-03-2005, 10:34 AM
Prather 501b - nice stick - low key design.

web page (http://www.prathercue.com/page%20cues/501%20series/501%20series%20cues.html)

09-07-2005, 10:06 AM
Coker 19.5 oz Predator Shaft 12.75 mm when on one of the rare times that I do play.

Rich R.
09-07-2005, 10:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote houseman:</font><hr> Coker 19.5 oz Predator Shaft 12.75 mm when on one of the rare times that I do play. <hr /></blockquote>
I always thought that the "houseman" would shoot with a "house cue". /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

09-07-2005, 12:31 PM

Cueless Joey
09-07-2005, 02:43 PM
Brazilian rosewood Burton Spain.
My breaker and jumpers are Gus Szambotti.
Champion tips.
Case is an alligator F'nelli.
I swear.

09-07-2005, 08:28 PM
Omen Custom


09-08-2005, 11:41 AM
Rich R,
Used a house cue for years in the bars. Had a special one the owner let me keep in the stairway to the cellar. Had little tricks I used to keep it in top playing shape. Such as scuffing the tip in the grout on the tile floor around the bar, carried a hand towel in my back pocket, no powder for me. And 4 ought steel wool for the shaft.

09-08-2005, 12:03 PM
Houseman, Growing up in Watervliet we had Behr Manning Co. manufacture of sand paper. So we had our choice of all the different mixtures of products, from rough to the finest grade paper. Our cues were always in top shape.####

09-08-2005, 07:00 PM
Helmstetter. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

09-09-2005, 06:11 AM
I'm shooting with a Sailor cue these days.
Before that, it was a Widowmaker and a SP Blud.

09-09-2005, 05:37 PM
Jerry Olivier custom ebony and ivory cue with ivory joint. 18.7 ounce with medium hard tip.

09-09-2005, 10:49 PM

09-10-2005, 07:17 AM
DAH.....I shoot with a BLACK HEART...JER

09-12-2005, 01:49 PM
Bought a older used Jerry McWorter from a friend (who bought a new McWorter), had it refinished and also replaced the linen with a natural stack wrap. Fitted the 5/16 14 Z shaft from my old cue to match the McWorter ring work and joint pin. Moori soft tip. Woweee what a nice cue! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

09-13-2005, 07:33 AM
Hal I answered the questioned when I wrote that I beat Arthur"The Babe" Cranfield with a house cue. I just copied Willie Hoppes method of getting tips for his cues. When playing exhibitions he would ask the room owner if it was alright for him to hit his house cues and if he found a tip he liked could he Harvest the Tip. That way he always had a stock of tips that he liked.

I took it one better when I found a tip on a cue that I liked I kept playing with the cue. A good one piece cue plays better than any two piece cue. Of Course you knew this already.####

Voodoo Daddy
09-13-2005, 10:18 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote HALHOULE:</font><hr> WHAT HAS THIS GOT TO DO WITH ANYTHING? <hr /></blockquote>
Much the same as your system...not much!!!

09-13-2005, 06:24 PM
A good cue (and a well shaped tip), can add confidence and hit a wider variety of shots in a better manner.

The bottom line ,however, is the man behind the stick, the stroke, and whether you know how to aim or not.

09-13-2005, 07:14 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote DickLeonard:</font><hr> Growing up in Watervliet <hr /></blockquote>
Would that be Watervliet Michigan?
My great aunt and uncle lived there year round in the late 60's and early 70's as caretakers of a youth summer camp.
Good memories...good times.

09-14-2005, 06:06 AM
My cues play better than I do on any given day :-) sid

09-14-2005, 06:36 AM
I play with a 6 point hoppe style made by Richard CHUDY.(rc3).. I love it.. I have over 250 custom cues in my collection....