View Full Version : What do you look for in a break cue ?

09-25-2003, 12:06 PM
Hi all - I'm just curious what factors folks here like in a break cue. First to mind is weight ... what weight do you like in a break cue ? I have used cues from 18-21 ounces to break with & initially thought the 21 ouncer would break better due to its mass, but I think the forward velocity I get with the 18 ouncer actually breaks better /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif How about tips ? Is an extra hard tip a decided advantage over a factory medium tip for a breaker ? How about ferrule joint type - do plastic joints hold up as well as steel joints for a breaker ? I can't spend big bucks on a high tech breaker right now, but want to know what would be my best bet in a "standard" type cue intended for breaking only. I've heard Cuetec's make excellent breakers, because their fiberglass skin limits deflection somewhat. Thanks for your help ...

John (PS - I alrady have a Lucasi jump cue, so I don't want a combination "break/jump" cue).

09-25-2003, 12:19 PM
Just my opinion, FWIW.

I think a hard tip is absolutely necessary. Personally, that is the most important thing.

After that, I look for weight(19oz), balance(I like it butt heavy) and stiffness of the shaft(it has to have a stronger than "Pro" taper).

Hope this is useful,

Eric >needs all the help I can get

Jimmy B
09-25-2003, 12:23 PM
I look for the predator logo or a phenolic tip, both are very good in the break cue market. JB

09-25-2003, 12:41 PM
< 20 oz. and a hard flattish tip. Nothing else really matters, to me.