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sharkbite
08-12-2007, 01:47 PM
I've been playing for many years, but never had a decent cue until 5 years ago (a red dot meucci). I am now looking for a brand that has a sturdy feel, good balance, and narrow tip.

I understand that its mostly about personal feel. All I'm looking for is some experienced direction.

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Snapshot9
08-13-2007, 05:25 AM
Well, I have played for 45 years, and the only 'production' type cue I would recommend would be Schon, otherwise I would recommend getting a cue from a good cuemaker.

You did not say how much you are willing to spend for a new cue???? That makes a big difference in your selection.

Many cuemakers have lower end cues they make in stock lots of times, so sometimes you don't have to wait for them to build it. Bob Owen (Gabe Owen's dad) of Shurtz Cues is my cuemaker (), and his low end custom cue starts at $250, and he usually has a few in stock.

Also, Dennis Cash of Cash Cues, is an up and coming cuemaker of 6 years, is very reasonable, and makes a lot of cues with smaller tips, 11 or 12mm.

Here are the websites:

Shurtz Cues (http://www.Shurtzcue.com)
Cash cues (http://www.Cashcues.com)

Schon Cues at Platinum Billiards (http://www.platinumbilliards.com/index.php?cPath=21_31) 2 pages of them

cueball1950
08-13-2007, 07:04 AM
bryan mordt (www.bcmcues.com)is also having a sale at present of 15% off 2 cues he has already made and ready to ship. I must like his work, the 3rd cue i ordered from him is on it was to me as i write this and i wil be ordering and even fancier cue from him. He is a great cue maker and a pleasure to deal with always. As is Mike Webb from webb custom cues.com...............mike

mantis
08-13-2007, 12:23 PM
www.dominiakcues.com (http://www.dominiakcues.com) is a good place to look for custom cues. His start at $119 for a basic playing cue. They were $99 until a few months ago. Do a search on them on here and az billiards. They get very high praise. I have one, and like it quite a bit. He does also have fancier ones available.

1Time
08-16-2007, 12:25 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote sharkbite:</font><hr> I've been playing for many years, but never had a decent cue until 5 years ago (a red dot meucci). I am now looking for a brand that has a sturdy feel, good balance, and narrow tip.

I understand that its mostly about personal feel. All I'm looking for is some experienced direction.

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My low end Viking cue has a sturdy feel to it and nice balance, the first two things I noticed upon picking it up and stroking it. The next thing was its solid hit when I shot a couple balls. Nothing comes close to what can be determined by holding a cue in your hands and shooting some balls. My advise: it's best to shoot with the cue before spending money.