View Full Version : Need advice on a jump/break cue.
06-18-2002, 04:28 PM
Recently I bought a cheap $40 cue to use for jumping and breaking. It is a 17oz graphite cue. No matter how hard I hit the CB, I absolutely cannot clear a single ball with a jump. However, with my $8 20oz one piece house cue, I can effortlessly jump over an obstructing ball, even if it is fairly close to the CB.
I need to buy a cue for breaking and jumping that will fit in my cue case. I have room for one more 2-piece cue. What cue would you suggest, and where can I purchase one online?
06-18-2002, 05:58 PM
Forget about a jump/break cue. You should purchase a jump cue, maybe a bunjee jump, and keep the jump/break you have for breaking only.
06-18-2002, 06:26 PM
Where can I get a good jump cue online?
06-18-2002, 06:28 PM
Get your $8 20 oz. house cue made into a two piece cue..
06-18-2002, 06:37 PM
Go to Ebay.com. You will have to register a credit card in order to bid for items.
From everything I've I read about jump cues I think the relatively new Stealth Air Jump cue is supposed to be about the best cue just for jumping. It was designed by Ned Marrise, only weighs 10 oz. & is of legal length. But you must know this is just from what I've read about jump cues. I've never tried any type of jump cue. And I haven't even tried jumping a ball since I returned to playing pool a couple months ago. I think Scott Lee can tell you where to get one.
06-18-2002, 11:18 PM
Thanks Eddie...Yes, I have the new Air Jumper by Stealth, which, imo, is the best jumpcue on the market. It sells for $100 online, but I sell them for $80. Anyone can email me, if interested.
06-19-2002, 12:54 AM
Mine only weighs 8 oz. It's also a Air Time for Stealth by Ned Morris.
C.C.~~will weigh it tommorow to make sure.
Have you tried other jump cues? Do you think the Stealth is the best jump cue you have tried?
06-19-2002, 07:21 AM
I agree with Harold. The true "secret" to the jump cue is the tip (hard as a rock.) That, coupled with the short length, allows jumps to be made with very little effort.
A rock-hard tip on a break cue isn't advisable (possible ferrule damage) so, go out and spend $99. on a "Bungee Jump Cue" and break with something else.
06-19-2002, 07:27 AM
Ask for Sharon or Ed and tell them Ken sent ya!
06-19-2002, 07:44 AM
If I didn't already own a JC(and happy with it), I'd be back at'cha on that cue Scott. Eighty is a fine price on an Air Jumper, they are new I assume...sid
06-19-2002, 07:46 AM
06-19-2002, 07:49 AM
I use the Lucasi JC2000 (looks like a bungee) and a predator BK....got them both from Seyberts....
06-19-2002, 11:47 AM
sid...Naturally! I sell so many of them, that I can afford to discount to my CCB buddies! LOL Actually it is just another tool to use in the quest for knowledge, and as a teacher I see no reason to gouge people for tools that might help them along the way!
06-19-2002, 10:58 PM
Sid, I ordered one today. This should keep me busy for a while now. I decided that I've avoided learning to use one of these long enough.
06-20-2002, 04:30 AM
Get Air Time and just break with a house cue. Carrying a breaker just adds more weight to your case. 20 oz house cues with already flattened tip break as well as any breaker out there imo.
Air Time is the best jumper period. It is the Gold Crown of jumpers.
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