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mid cue extensions...questions - 02-04-2018, 05:54 PM

assuming the distance from your bridge hand to your grip hand is a constant if your forearm is perpendicular to the floor
if you have a mid cue extension
then to me ...icbw
assuming you dont change your bridge length (are you supposed to with these extensions ??)
you now have a heavier cue with a balance point more forward but you have more cue behind your grip hand
what advantage does that give you..?
  
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02-04-2018, 07:34 PM

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assuming the distance from your bridge hand to your grip hand is a constant if your forearm is perpendicular to the floor
if you have a mid cue extension
then to me ...icbw
assuming you dont change your bridge length (are you supposed to with these extensions ??)
you now have a heavier cue with a balance point more forward but you have more cue behind your grip hand
what advantage does that give you..?
A shiny new toy always seems to work better -- for a while.

I think that if a player wants a 62 inch cue he ought to have one made with the exact weight and balance he wants.

I think cue behind the grip hand is of no advantage.


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02-05-2018, 09:38 AM

I just got one. I always play with a 60 inch cue but I have a 58Ē that plays phenomenal. When I have the extension on the 58 itís nice for a stretch shot and I donít much notice a difference in weight. Itís almost an ounce. I donít recognize how much cue is behind my hand because I slide it back to where itís suppose to be and donít think about the rest left over. It will probably take getting use to Iím sure for someone who never used one.


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assuming the distance from your bridge hand to your grip hand is a constant if your forearm is perpendicular to the floor

if you have a mid cue extension

then to me ...icbw

assuming you dont change your bridge length (are you supposed to with these extensions ??)

you now have a heavier cue with a balance point more forward but you have more cue behind your grip hand

what advantage does that give you..?


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02-07-2018, 08:29 AM

You have to change your bridge length when you use a cue extension in place of a mechanical bridge. It defeats the purpose of the longer cue if you keep the bridge length the same.

I wouldn't suggest trying anything fancy with it, though. With a bridge length practically the length of the shaft, there isn't a whole lot you can do.


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Yesterday, 06:24 AM

I had to adjust to the 2.5" extension...I do like it. I moved my rear grip and front bridge slightly forward.

However I bought the mid ext. strictly as a cross thread adaptor to use a UniLoc (revo) shaft on a 5/16-14 butt. The cue weight/balance feels great either way.
The only other reason I would use a mid ext. would be for a longer (dedicated) cue for stretch shots...and the extension would be 6".

As mentioned....using a ME changes the cue. No reason to get one other than to experiment. Custom extensions cost about $40-65... I bought a Balance Rite...the manufacturer states they may not roll true and they are 100% correct. Mine went back as fast as I received it. "0" precision in the making.




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I picked up a balance rite (used) so I got it cheap. I tried it for a few hours, and put it away.

If I need to reach for a shot I use my butt extension, or a bridge.


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