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Suggestions on a good solid hitting cue? - 03-24-2013, 05:58 PM

I was given a McDermott G201 for Christmas in 2012 and it was a great cue for the price. However it wasn't for me and I sold it after trying it out for a month or so. Taking the money I got from it plus a little extra I have set aside looking to see what is out there.

I have around 350$ to spend I would prefer not to go over 300 but if it's necessary I can. My only preference is that it comes with a LD shaft. I've never used one before until playing with the Gcore and a handfull of guys at the local pool hall let me try theirs and i love it.

Right now I'm interested in the OB123 model with an OB1 shaft but there are no dealers in my area and no one I know has one so I can't really get the chance to try it out before committing.

So if anyone out there has a suggestion or even a cue they're looking to get rid of that plays nice is in good shape and has a simple but classy look to it then I would welcome any suggestions or offers with open arms.
  
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Cues - 03-24-2013, 06:04 PM

For around 350 I like Allen green cues. Cues hit solid as are nice. Mike Erwin cues and Patrick cues hit good also.
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03-24-2013, 06:07 PM

Will have to do a little bit of digging on them and see what I find. Thank you.
  
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Schon BW1 - 03-24-2013, 06:08 PM

Please view my signature and see if anything I have interests you. I can email pics. MINT. Else, good luck the sale!


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My thoughts are - 03-24-2013, 06:10 PM

I think that Mike Lambros cye are some of the best hitting cues out there. I cannot say all others are not good hitting. From the cues I have tried out Lambros cue all the way..


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Rat cues - 03-24-2013, 06:35 PM

The Rat cues from Mueller's. Nice for the price. Solid hitters.

http://www.muellers.com/Rat-Custom-Pool-Cues.html
  
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03-24-2013, 06:36 PM

Use Wood...


  
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03-24-2013, 06:46 PM

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Use Wood...
Now that is some sound advice if I have ever heard it.
  
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03-24-2013, 07:03 PM

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.


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03-24-2013, 07:05 PM

You should hit balls with McDermott's I-2 shaft... It's he best hitting shaft on the market in my opinion. I use to play with a 3,500.00 McDaniel but I got an I-2 shaft and there was no going back.

Sounds like the G Core wasn't for you. If your interested in trying another McDermott hit me up. I can get you great prices.

The I shafts have a completely different hit than the G Core. McDermott is the best production cue on the market IMHO.


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03-24-2013, 07:11 PM

Honestly everyone has Opinions, but you need to hit with all kinds and play with what feels good and stick with it - When you find what you like - No changing every month.

I could tell you what I like, but what really matters is what you like.

GL in your search...


  
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03-24-2013, 07:17 PM

Durbin custom cues they are a great hitting cue!
  
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03-24-2013, 07:29 PM

Best hitting cue out there is a Mark Wilson cue made by Mike Durbin. I have one and I will never let it go. I have had $4000 cues that never hit this good.
  
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03-24-2013, 07:43 PM

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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.
  
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03-24-2013, 07:46 PM

Jacoby cues are a great hitting cue . Affordable price
and they stand behind there work ! Great guys to work
with give them a call you will be glad you did !

Here is a link to there website .

http://jacobycustomcues.com/

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