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Geoff
04-03-2003, 07:34 PM
my fiance is 5' 2" at most..probably a bit less barefoot, she has a very small build..size 0. When she uses my cue (standard length Viking, 58 " I think) It seems to long for her, like its too big for her to work with, she shoots noticeably better with a friends lighter and shorter cue. Therefore, when we buy her a cue in the next few weeks, should we go with a shorter shaft option, or will this end up hindering her game somehow in the long run??

Irish
04-03-2003, 08:30 PM
I am 5'6 or so and use a 59.5 inch cue (1.5 inches longer then standard). I find I get alot of benefit out of the longer cue since it allows me to reach alot more shots holding the cue at the very end where with a shorter cue I would need to use the rest or would be contacting the cue ball with my arm >90 degrees. With taller players they can actually reach alot farther over the table and avoid using a rest on many shots where I would be forced to use the rest if not for the longer cue. For shots where I dont need the extra reach I dont find the extra length to hinder my game in the slightest, I have a very long stroke naturally though. I also play mostly 9-ball on 4 1/2 X 9 tables, on a bar box the extra reach is not as important (although even there it does not hurt).

I would not get a cue shorter then the standard 58 inches IMO. The weight thing on the other hand is alot more specified to the person, if she likes lighter cues then get her a 58 inch or more cue with her preffered weight.

Paul_Mon
04-04-2003, 05:14 AM
I'm in agreement with Irish. Don't let her get the shorter cue. After watching Alex and Santos recently I'm beginning to think that everyone 's cue should equal their height. Make sure she tries out different weights and balance points. Both my wife and daughter are 5 footers and they use a 58" cue.

Paul Mon~~~~69" tall

Michelle
04-04-2003, 11:05 AM
I can think of two options for shorter cues that take weight balance into consideration.

For a slight reduction in length, Cuetec carries a line of Alison Fiscer cues that are considered "ladies cues" and are 57".

Also, there is a line of cues called Troubleshooter. They make cues from 24" to 52", ther are weight-balanced, and the 48" and 52" cues are 19 oz.

Good Luck!
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Wally_in_Cincy
04-04-2003, 11:13 AM
[quote=MichelleAlso, there is a line of cues called Troubleshooter. They make cues from 24" to 52", ther are weight-balanced, and the 48" and 52" cues are 19 oz.

Good Luck!
www.billiardstore.com (http://www.billiardstore.com) <hr /></blockquote>

http://www.palason.ca/c_troubleshooter.html