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12-12-2005, 06:18 AM
I'm looking for some opinions on the J&J Jump/Break Cue, specifically one with a phenelic tip. What's a good price on the one with the butterfly inlays with the phenelic tip. How does it break and jump? Thanks.
12-12-2005, 08:58 AM
Funny, you should ask. I do plan on getting an XBreaker later
on, but I got to bidding on a J&J break/jump on Ebay, and made
a winning bid with 3 hours left, and noone overbid me, so I won it for $27 from Carlscues (I just want to say I had
excellent service from Carlscues). The Total was $44.90 with shipping and insurance. It was shipped to me right away, and received in timely fashion. I was impressed with the quality of the cue right away, and still am. Mine is a normal 4 pointer with Palmwood forearm with darker stained
bottom (not sure of hardwood type though). It has quick
release joints (really like), a short(1/2") break/jump
ferrule with a phenolic tip. I find the taper of the shaft
to be very good for breaking or jumping, very solid feel to it. It breaks good, I think (played 44 yrs), and has that
'snap' when you hit the balls with good action. The edges of the phenolic tip hold chalk okay, but the center does not very well, so you have to break and jump pretty much center
ball for accuracy sakes. I haven't jumped too much with it,
but I was going over both balls when I did ... lol so it jumps just fine too, I have to fine tune my jumps more. My other jumper I have is a Scorpion jumper that I have been used to. I know I got a heck of a deal on it off Ebay (most
sell for $10-25 more than mine on Ebay), and just a personal thing I do when I get a bargain is to determine what I would say it's worth is, and I have decided that, IMO, it is a $225 value in terms of quality. I have not seen the butterfly ones in person, but they look pretty neat, and should have about the same quality. www.Erikleecues.com (http://www.Erikleecues.com)
sells J&J butterfly break/jumps for $70 new.
I have had mine about 6-7 weeks, and I am very pleased with it.
12-12-2005, 01:59 PM
That is the guy, and that is the exact cue I got. Now, the bottom part is darker than what appears in picture, and the finish on it is much better in person than what picture reflects. Great buy ...
J&J I bought (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7203756198&fromMakeTra ck=true)
12-12-2005, 02:46 PM
i have a j&j jump/break sneaky pete type. i had a sledgehammer type tip put on and love it. in all i have about $50.00 in the cue.
12-12-2005, 03:15 PM
Here is the thread on AZB about J&J break/jump:
AZbilliards thread on J&J (http://www.azbilliards.com/vbulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=22695)
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