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gregplus
12-12-2006, 01:31 PM
What would you choose for $250: McDermitt or Viking?

Which one plays&feel better?

(external look is not important as well as warranty)

canadiantrip
12-12-2006, 02:12 PM
I guess the "feel better" thing is more of personal preference beyond the brand name. If i can get a chance to shoot some balls before i buy the cue, the better. It is really hard to tell by merely knowing the manufacturer.

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gregplus
12-12-2006, 07:42 PM
I understand what you mean.

I hope that here is somebody who used both brands and is able to say few words /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

gregplus
12-12-2006, 09:04 PM
Here are the candidates:

McDermott (http://cgi.ebay.com/McDermott-Pool-cue-stick-Tempe-M43B-Free-Ship_W0QQitemZ180061282225QQihZ008QQcategoryZ75200 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem)

Viking (http://cgi.ebay.com/VIKING-CUSTOM-POOL-CUE-STICK-F71-FREE-SHIP-CASE-JP_W0QQitemZ180060420837QQihZ008QQcategoryZ75203QQ tcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem)

Sid_Vicious
12-12-2006, 09:18 PM
I personally have several cues, couple of Mcdermotts and one old Viking, and the Viking is my favorite, even though my Mcdermotts were a little pricier, one a hellov-alot. jm2c...sid

Rich R.
12-13-2006, 04:21 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote gregplus:</font><hr> What would you choose for $250: McDermitt or Viking?

Which one plays&amp;feel better?

(external look is not important as well as warranty) <hr /></blockquote>
The "plays &amp; feel better" part is definitely a personal presference.
If you are just looking for a good cue, to get you started, until you know what feels good to you, I would recommend the McDermitt with its lifetime warranty.

hondo
12-13-2006, 08:17 AM
I have a McDermott Sierra. Top retail is $580 but
I got it new quite a bit cheaper new on ebay.
Looks &amp; plays great. Plus, lifetime warranty.
What's not to like?

Sid_Vicious
12-13-2006, 09:28 AM
Here's my choice for $250, if Viking and McDermott was not the imperative idea for some reason. Great cue IMHO...sid

http://www.billiardwarehouse.com/cues/predator/predator_sp4rw.htm

gregplus
12-13-2006, 06:29 PM
I forgot to add that I am looking for cue with 13mm tip, and that I play soft and like to play slow with spin.

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