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03-28-2006, 03:37 PM
Can anyone tell what make a jump cue legal or illegal. Are ther any web sites with the dimension a jump cue must be. Thanks!!
03-28-2006, 04:18 PM
According to www.wpa-pool.com (http://www.wpa-pool.com) under rules of play and equipment specs.
No specific reference to Jump cues.
17. Cue Sticks
Cue Sticks used at WPA competitions should comply with the following during play at table:
Length of Cue: 40 inches [1.016 m] minimum / No Maximum
Weight of Cue: No minimum / 25 oz. [708.75 gm] maximum
Width of Tip: No minimum / 14mm maximum
The cue tip may not be of a material that can scratch or damage the addressed ball. The cue tip on any stick must be composed of a piece of specially processed leather or other fibrous or pliable material that extends the natural line of the shaft end of the cue and contacts the cue ball when the shot is executed..
The ferrule of the cue stick, if of a metal material, may not be more than 1 inch [2.54 cm] in length.
03-29-2006, 08:38 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Tom_In_Cincy:</font><hr> The cue tip on any stick must be composed of a piece of specially processed leather or other fibrous or pliable material that extends the natural line of the shaft end of the cue and contacts the cue ball when the shot is executed<hr /></blockquote>
Taken literally, that would seem to rule out the "bell-shaped 1-piece ferrule/tips on some break cues, because they don't extend the natural line of the shaft. Unless, of course, we choose to interpret that as "the natural centerline" of the shaft.
03-29-2006, 08:45 AM
This is the major reason rules are re-written. The wording still gets in the way of logic.
You are correct, taken literally, it would rule out the bell shaped thingys.
03-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Question: What's the general feel for the effectiveness between 13mm and 14mm JC tips/ferrules? My old Lucasi had a 14mm and worked very well in aim and contact with the OB. The Jacoby has a 13mm and it seems to me after using it that my proficiency in both jump success and accuracy has taken a decline. Is it the fact that the surface area at contact of the Jacoby in more delicate to the aspect of not hitting exactly where the tip is aimed when compared to the Lucasi' 14mm tip? I miss the Lucasi, but want to give the Jacoby a chance. I'll buy a Lucasi in a heartbeat if there's solid evidence that I'm just asking for more errors and less success. Tia...sid
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