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01-10-2003, 07:45 AM
Hello to all

I am new to this site. I need your thoughts on cue selection. I have an Adams cue that I been shooting with for the past 16 years still in good shape. As with anything its time for a new one. I have been looking at a few different ones like Lucasi, Viking, Balabushka, and Longoni. The one I really like is the Longoni which is made in Italy. Does anyone out there own a Longoni? If you do please give me you input. If not give me your input on other cues. They all look good. I am not a big fan on spending five to seven hundred on something I can't touch and feel.

Thanks
Robert

Harold Acosta
01-10-2003, 11:51 PM
Go to http://www.billiardwarehouse.com, you will find almost any cue out there but please don't go with a Predator. They are not worth the price or the hype!

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01-11-2003, 04:02 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Harold Acosta:</font><hr> Go to http://www.billiardwarehouse.com, you will find almost any cue out there but please don't go with a Predator. They are not worth the price or the hype!

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well, i wasn't going to but...since harold called me out (smiley face).

the predator s.p.w.( i have 3 of them and shoot with nothing else) may be the most elegantly perfect cue popularly available and the good thing is it's only, like, 300 bux. the sears craftsman of pool cues. they have a very dependably nice hit. almost every one is the same as every other one.

anyway,i'm just saying that you don't have to spend a boatload of money to have a good, working cue.

the real key is that you have to play with it a lot. the more time on the table, the beter.

dan

Harold Acosta
01-11-2003, 07:51 AM
houstondan:

For some reason, I had a hunch that you would reply to this post..... /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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01-11-2003, 12:33 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Harold Acosta:</font><hr> houstondan:

For some reason, I had a hunch that you would reply to this post..... /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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i suspect we're both getting too predictable.

dan /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

silverbullet
01-11-2003, 02:40 PM
For a noncustom cue, I think predator sneaky pete is very nice. It is backweighted so if you like a back weighted cue, you will probably like it. It also has a unilock joint which is very nice. I think we got ours on poolndarts for around $276.

I personally like my blackheart better but then it came from a custom cue maker and am on his list for getting another one of his (my special personal one) in about a year whenever my name comes up.

One thing I like about the sp. I stay in town at my work place 2-3 nights a week. The sneaky pete, even though it is not a break cue, breaks very nice, so I can take it with me,that way I just have to take one cue and dont have to worry about my blackheart getting stolen &lt;G&gt;

Also , i like the sps because people dont see you coming in to the poolhall with a fancy cue and zoning in on you. When I am practicing in a poolhall, I would prefer to attract as little attention as possible. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

bw

01-14-2003, 01:04 PM
Thanks for the info. I will keep my options open. The Longoni cue will more than likely be the one.