View Full Version : More important: Cue but or Shaft?
11-08-2005, 07:36 PM
I am in the market for a new cue after not shooting for a few years and I need some advice.
I have just under $200 to spend.
I was looking at the pawn shop by my house and found a JCI "sneaky pete" cue with a Predator 314 shaft and standard steel joint that is a wood to wood connection for $199 in good condition.
My question is if I should be looking for a better all around cue used or online for $200 or go for the lesser cue with a great shaft that I know I like. Unfortunately the pawn shop will not let take the cue to try out a few games, so I need opinions here.
P.S. This forum has been a great learning resource and I hope I can contribute some information as well in the future.
11-08-2005, 10:08 PM
The shaft is everything. A $10 butt with a million dollar shaft plays like a million dollars. Whenever I get a new shaft, my cue is brand new again.
PS. The joint must be tight though.
If your priority is playability, then it's the shaft that's all important. If your concern is resale value or collectibility then the butt becomes more important. Since you've only got $200 to spend then the quality shaft is probably most important. JMO
11-09-2005, 08:11 AM
As far as I'm concerned you can put a good shaft on the end of a broomstick and run a rack. buy the cue at the pawn shop.
11-09-2005, 09:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote supergreenman:</font><hr> As far as I'm concerned you can put a good shaft on the end of a broomstick and run a rack. buy the cue at the pawn shop.
James <hr /></blockquote>
I agree....don't even think twice! Buy that cue before someone else snatches up the good deal!
11-09-2005, 11:17 AM
Well its like this, as in dating you can find / have the prettiest butt in the world but if your shafts no good it will be a bad experience! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
11-09-2005, 11:39 AM
If you don't want to buy the cue, please send me the company name, so I can buy the cue. IF the shaft is straight & the ferrule is in good condition, the cue will be worth at least $200 'til the world is flat.
11-09-2005, 08:20 PM
I went back to the pawn shop today to try and take the cue around the corner to hit a few balls with it, but it was nowhere to be found.
I think I did find a pechaur cue at a local cue store I am going to pick up though. The flex in the shaft seemed to work great with my natural aiming and subconcious correction for it.
11-09-2005, 11:30 PM
You probably made the best move. When you buy a stick in a pawn shop you never know when the real owner is going to hit you over the head and take it back. There could be bad karma! Pechauer makes a nice cue. you'll be happy. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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