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09-11-2011, 01:47 PM

You'll get as many answers as there are cue makers...everyone has their favorite.

If you can get to a cue show, that's the best way to try out different makers' cues and see what YOU like.

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09-11-2011, 05:12 PM

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You'll get as many answers as there are cue makers...everyone has their favorite.

If you can get to a cue show, that's the best way to try out different makers' cues and see what YOU like.

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09-18-2011, 09:18 AM

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Omega/DPK is the best hitting I've ever owned. Had a Tim Scruggs which hit too soft for me but still incredible.

That I haven't owned, Richard Harris and Sugartree hit really well. Hit with a Gina over the weekend and it was really nice as well.

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I totally agree with you 100% about Omega DPK. Stiff hit with a parabolic shaft tapered at 13 mm. Cue Nirvana.

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09-19-2011, 10:02 AM

Newbie here, however in my experience, pool cues are like cornbread, , different things to different people...
  
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cornbread? - 09-20-2011, 10:20 AM

I have heard that a good player with a broomstick will beat a ballbeater with any 1 of the great custom cues out there.

But speaking for ballbeaters eveywhere I would play Mika even up if he uses cornbread and I get a Keith Josey Sneaky pete!

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09-27-2011, 07:34 AM

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My Boar is in, and I will argue til the day they nail my coffin shut that the hype surrounding these cues is well deserved. IT PLAYS!!! Hands down the best I have owned, or even hit, for that matter. And the newer ones are supposed to play better, though that is even hard for me to imagine. But I would love to find out, and I plan to.

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best playing cue - 09-29-2011, 01:46 AM

I have to say any good cuemaker that builds the one i want to my specs builds the best playing cue for me. At the moment its my Jacoby that i just had built. I play with predator shafts so the rest is my joint material and choice my choice of weight and balance point, and the pin of my choice. With the advantage of being able to specify the butt diameter i want choice of woods and aesthetics and any special accesories i may want such as an extension with a butt design to accept it.
  
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09-29-2011, 01:52 AM

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Newbie here, however in my experience, pool cues are like cornbread, , different things to different people...
excellent reply i couldnt agree more. If you have been playing seriously for a good long time you know what you want and i would take anycue i get made my way to my tastes over any Gina Hercek or any other custom that i buy that wasnt made to my specs nut to the cue makers choice. Now if i could get that Gina made to my specs im sure i would love it but thats not in my budget at the moment.
  
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09-29-2011, 05:30 PM

i realize this is a subjective question with no right or wrong answer
but many of the posters in this area of the forum
have experience playing with many cues from many cue makers
so im asking not what cuemaker makes the most collectible cue but
TO YOU
what cues plays/feels the best
  
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12-21-2011, 08:08 PM

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Sounds like most of you are bragging about cues you have bought and trying to justify the ridiculous amount of money you've probably spent on them. A great player doesn't need a $2000.00 dollar cue to play great. And in case you've never tried one, a really well made McDermott, one for $300.00 or so, is more than good enough for most players. Unless you are a professional, making a living playing pool,and I doubt most of you are, the cues you are listing are ridiculous to the average Joe. These lists of overpriced cues scream "I have no investments". If you had on a blindfold, do you really think you could tell the difference in most of these cues from a good McDermott, Lucasi, or say a 5280, and do you really think a $2000.00 cue is what makes you a better player. If so, you're dilusional.
I get what your saying but I really do believe the cue should feel and compliment your style of play.With some cues you have to change your style to adapt to the cue which I feel is pointless no matter what the cue looks like.To own something really nice isn't a sin or a waste of money if you feel like its worth it and you enjoy it.People indulge everyday with expensive runners ,takeout food, expensive cars and other frivolous spending habits,so on this site its cues.I've always been a believer in keeping one hobby and since I've gotten older and work so much, I feel when it comes to owning a beautiful piece of cue art,hell I think I deserve it!(and so do you)
  
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12-21-2011, 09:02 PM

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I get what your saying but I really do believe the cue should feel and compliment your style of play.With some cues you have to change your style to adapt to the cue which I feel is pointless no matter what the cue looks like.To own something really nice isn't a sin or a waste of money if you feel like its worth it and you enjoy it.People indulge everyday with expensive runners ,takeout food, expensive cars and other frivolous spending habits,so on this site its cues.I've always been a believer in keeping one hobby and since I've gotten older and work so much, I feel when it comes to owning a beautiful piece of cue art,hell I think I deserve it!(and so do you)


I agree scsuxci...you deserve a beautiful piece of cue. I still enjoy the one I got from you, even though its my every day player and not something stored in a vault. Its an above average cue in the circles I play, not on the cost level of some of the works of art you see here on AZ...but for me, it is as comfortable as a great pair of worked in comfy shoes. I pick it up and feel good. It puts me in the mood to play my best. So in that fact, the cue suits me and my style.

Merry Christmas to you, the Mrs. and the kids. Hope you get at least one day of rest from the every day rat race. We should get together in the NEw Year and shoot some racks on a Sunday afternoon.

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12-21-2011, 09:39 PM

For those of us who won't be dropping $5,000 on a cue any time soon, who would you say for plain janes under $600 and classic four-pointers under $1,300?
  
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12-22-2011, 07:20 AM

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For those of us who won't be dropping $5,000 on a cue any time soon, who would you say for plain janes under $600 and classic four-pointers under $1,300?
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You can pick up a very nice used Dan Dishaw plain jane for under 800.00 That is my current player, and I am more than happy with the cue. It has great feedback for me, great balance and just plain feels great to shoot with. Some of his cues are pretty expensive, but one comes along every so often that fits your asking budget.

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12-22-2011, 09:11 AM

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Sounds like most of you are bragging about cues you have bought and trying to justify the ridiculous amount of money you've probably spent on them. A great player doesn't need a $2000.00 dollar cue to play great. And in case you've never tried one, a really well made McDermott, one for $300.00 or so, is more than good enough for most players. Unless you are a professional, making a living playing pool,and I doubt most of you are, the cues you are listing are ridiculous to the average Joe. These lists of overpriced cues scream "I have no investments". If you had on a blindfold, do you really think you could tell the difference in most of these cues from a good McDermott, Lucasi, or say a 5280, and do you really think a $2000.00 cue is what makes you a better player. If so, you're dilusional.
Apart from the fact that one should never underestimate the fun aspect of anything one does in life, which for me includes playing pool in particular, it's also a fact that the better one plays, the more sensitive one gets to the quality of e.g. a cue. Not necessarily "sensitive" in the often-used negative sense, rather, I simply love the hit and feel, and not least the sound, of a truly great cue. It's true that this won't pocket more balls for me, but the fact that I get a response from the cue probably makes me play the odd difficult position more accurately. I have students who insist that the quality of the cue they're using is directly related to their level of self-confidence - I'm not buying into that, because I'm convinced self-confidence is internal (= not something one goes out and buys, for that matter). In contrast to the "bragging" aspect you mention (don't dismiss heartfelt enthusiasm as a motive), the real question would be how little money will buy a cue with which a great player couldn't just play well (the proverbial broomstick), but enjoy playing with. I'm constantly trying cues of e.g. my students (= not to criticize them, I won't usually comment at all, unless they flat-out hate their cue and ask for advice, merely to see what it's like), and indeed, have tried inexpensive ones I wouldn't mind playing with, as well as costly ones I find awful. But as a rule, when one has played for years and knows what one needs, a custom cue (even a bland-looking one) that feels just right will have its price - at least three digits. Quality-price ratio is a one-way relation: expensiveness is no guarantee for quality, but the likelihood of something exceptional being dirt cheap is just about nil.

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