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southernbelle26
06-18-2006, 04:04 PM
Hello,

I am looking for a decent inexpensive pool cue. Does anyone know of a certain brand I should be looking at?

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Poonior
06-18-2006, 04:11 PM
how much are you willing to spend?

ryushen21
06-18-2006, 04:35 PM
if you are looking in the 250 or less market, i would go with a plain jane mcdermott. or you might be able to find a custom maker who will make a sneakey pete for you.

southernbelle26
06-18-2006, 04:50 PM
Hey, thanks for the quick response. I am willing to spend about $250-300. Is Viking a good brand? <font color="blue"> </font color>

Rich R.
06-18-2006, 05:55 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote southernbelle26:</font><hr> Hey, thanks for the quick response. I am willing to spend about $250-300. Is Viking a good brand? <hr /></blockquote>
Viking is a good brand, but I like McDermott better. JMHO.

Poonior
06-18-2006, 06:27 PM
you might want to try Lucasi and Fury also...

BurloakB
06-18-2006, 06:57 PM
You can gt a great Joss cue in that price range, best production cue in my humble opinion. You may want to have the shaft turned down from the factory 13.25 mm though, but that only costs $20-$30. Some dealers offer that option for free.

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Cornerman
06-19-2006, 06:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote southernbelle26:</font><hr> Hey, thanks for the quick response. I am willing to spend about $250-300. Is Viking a good brand? <font color="blue"> </font color> <hr /></blockquote>I'm not a big fan of Viking, but other people swear by them.

If you're willing to pay $250-$300, then I always recommend JOSS.

Fred

BrakenRun
06-20-2006, 01:54 AM
I think a Joss sneaky pete is pretty hard to beat for the price. You can get one on Ebay for about $200. Sometimes a little bit less. I have shot with a Joss for about 15 years and have had no problems with them. They are a very solid hitting cue. Also very durable. Kevin

don_southwick
06-21-2006, 11:12 AM
I picked up a plain jane ebony cue with a linen wrap from Keith Josey at the U.S. Open last September for a little over $300.00. That's the way I would go, but I may have gotten a better deal as I have purchased other cues from him in the past. I can't seem to reach his web site at the moment to see what his current prices are. Keith Josey (http://www.joseycues.com)

I have owned some of the other brands under discussion and would opt for Joss over Viking. Another option in this price range is Pechauer. Jerry Pechauer (http://www.pechauer.com)

misterpocket
07-01-2006, 06:54 PM
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Snapshot9
07-06-2006, 07:36 AM
The 'cheap' Joss's play like a steel rod, with no feel to them. Plus they have that 13.25mm shaft which feels like a log in your bridge hand.

A Lucasi is a good starter stick, plays well, has fairly good balance and feel.

You also can get a Sneaky Pete from Shurtz Custom Cues for
$160-190 depending on joint wanted, or a basic custom for
$275 with choice of 4 woods, finish, and irish linen wrap.
Bob Owen, father of Gabe, is a partner and the cuemaker.
1-316-269-3844 or Bob@Shurtzcue.com or Shurtz website (http://www.Shurtzcue.com) . They are located in Wichita, Ks..

dmgwalsh
07-09-2006, 03:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote southernbelle26:</font><hr> Hey, thanks for the quick response. I am willing to spend about $250-300. Is Viking a good brand? <font color="blue"> </font color> <hr /></blockquote>

If you are interested, I have a Viking VM-13 that I would like to sell. I haven't really used it in a couple of years. It is in very good condition and has an additional predator shaft that was sent to the Viking factory by Predator in order to match The cue. It also has some joint protectors that match the wood. I need $300 for the whole kit 'n kaboodle.

mattman
07-10-2006, 07:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Snapshot9:</font><hr>
Bob Owen, father of Gabe, is a partner and the cuemaker.
1-316-269-3844 or Bob@Shurtzcue.com or Shurtz website (http://www.Shurtzcue.com) . They are located in Wichita, Ks.. <hr /></blockquote>Hey Snapshot, I am from Wichita also. I have been away from the game for awhile, but getting back to it. I didn't know that Gabe "The Babe" was Bob's son...interesting to know. I have met Bob and Jack before. Actually had Jack retip my cue and re-cloth my table years ago.