- 1 What makes a good cue stick?
- 2 How do I make my pool stick straight?
- 3 What is the best weight for a cue stick?
- 4 What wood are pool sticks made of?
- 5 Are old pool cues worth anything?
- 6 Are expensive pool cues worth it?
- 7 How do you check if your cue is straight?
- 8 Why do pool sticks warp?
- 9 How heavy should my break cue be?
- 10 Are heavier pool cues better?
- 11 What’s the difference between a break cue and a regular cue?
What makes a good cue stick?
A good-quality, brand new pool stick should be almost flawless, with little to no change in smoothness between the tip, ferrule, shaft and butt. We’ve all seen the local pool hall hero come into the bar and roll all the pool cue sticks on the table to ensure they get the straightest one.
How do I make my pool stick straight?
Bend It Back With the cue at a 60-degree angle to the floor, place the flat of one hand, palm down, directly on the bend. Press down on the cue, holding it still with your hand. The cue will bend easily into shape. Rotate the cue again and repeat, checking and adjusting until you have straightened the cue.
What is the best weight for a cue stick?
While professional billiards players tend to use pool sticks that weigh about 19 ounces, it is a better idea for beginners to use pool sticks that are a bit lighter ( around 15 ounces ) while they are still learning how to pocket those tough shots with ease.
What wood are pool sticks made of?
Good quality pool cues are customarily made from straight-grained hard rock maple wood, especially the shaft. Snooker cues, by contrast, are almost always made of ash wood, although one might come across one with a maple shaft. Maple is stiffer than ash, and cheaper.
Are old pool cues worth anything?
Cues that have been owned by famous players but not used by them in significant games are not very valuable at all. Always look for quality and craftsmanship in your cues, whether they are brand new or vintage. The higher quality a cue is the more valuable it is, and the more beautiful it will be.
Are expensive pool cues worth it?
Are expensive cues worth it But only to a certain extent. You’ll find a big jump in quality and playability from a starter cue and an advanced cue but after that, the difference is more about slight tweaks and styling and custom cues. Everything except the inlay improves the performance on a high-end cue.
How do you check if your cue is straight?
There are a few different ways to check a cue for straightness, but by far the most popular and reliable way to see if your cue is straight is to “sight” the cue. To sight a cue, hold it up at eye level and look down the cue from the butt, as if you were shooting a rifle.
Why do pool sticks warp?
The two most common reasons are temperature change and side pressure. Never leave a cue in your car! Leaving a cue in your car during extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, will warp a cue in a matter of hours. The second most common cause of a cue warping is side pressure.
How heavy should my break cue be?
What Weight Should My Break Cue Be? The ideal cue stick weight varies and depends on one’s personal preference. However, heavier sticks providing similar accuracy and speed tend to break with greater power than lighter cues. For the break cue, you want a stick that falls under the standard weight (18-21 oz).
Are heavier pool cues better?
In general, a lighter cue will allow more control over finesse shots, and a heavier cue will allow more cue ball (CB) speed with less apparent stroke effort. A heavier cue might also be easier for some people to keep on line during the stroke, but this is a very individual thing.
What’s the difference between a break cue and a regular cue?
There are a lot of noticeable differences between a break cue and a pool cue. Starting with their construction, the shaft of the break cue is thicker, and the ferrule is shorter than that of a pool cue. Also, break cues have hard tips for jump shots, while that of a pool cue isn’t too hard.