Originally Posted by jmf041
Expanding on javas post.
Wooden stick some form of a taper and a piece of leather tends to help. Maybe some chalk but thats not necessary.
The only thing you will get in this thread is opinions. Go to your local hall see if you can shoot around with people maybe ask one of them to shoot with their cue for a bit or go to a billiard store and shoot with cues for awhile.
That being said,
I like meucci and jacoby.
Oh I'm aware everyone has a different opinion. I was just seeing what people think. outside of the big name production cues I don't know very much about them. I like to read up on a maker and the process and technology involved but i can't be reading or asking about things that I have never heard of.
Ultimately I'm pretty easy to satisfy because I'm an intermediate player at best and I don't have the finesse required to really test a cue to it's potential. However a cue that I feel comfortable and confident with will make me feel better thus improving my game just based on temperment while at play. I'm pretty interested in some of the Rat cues that my inbox has been getting but I'll look into a lot of the others I've been told about as well.
I appreciate everyone's input and I thank each and everyone of you for the time you took to read and comment.