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9 ball
10-24-2008, 02:48 PM
I am upgrading to a scorpion cue as the poison cue I was orginally going to get was out of my price range but anyway that's not the point, my question is to anyone who has used a scorpion cue are they any good and worth the money, also how do they play?

PS.

Why are joint protectors so essential what with the padded cue cases most of us use now.

poolplayer2093
10-24-2008, 02:57 PM
I am upgrading to a scorpion cue as the poison cue I was orginally going to get was out of my price range but anyway that's not the point, my question is to anyone who has used a scorpion cue are they any good and worth the money, also how do they play?

PS.

Why are joint protectors so essential what with the padded cue cases most of us use now.


i think for the price you might as well get a fury. in my opinion the scorpion cues are kind of like glorified cuetecs. at least the ones i've seen that is. if you have your heart set on it go ahead and get it. as long as you're going production you should expect to take a loss if you try to resell it to try something else.

joint protectors are important on the but of the cue incase you drop it. it can prevent the joint pin from being bent. if the shaft is piloted then the only advantage is that you won't get dirt or what have you in there making it hard to either join or seperate the cue.

padded cases? are you asking why do you need joint protectors as well as a padded case?

9 ball
10-24-2008, 03:33 PM
Sorry pool player what I meant was why would joint protectors be necessary because the pins are less likely to be damaged as most of us use padded cases nowadays.

bfdlad
10-24-2008, 03:36 PM
Sorry pool player what I meant was why would joint protectors be necessary because the pins are less likely to be damaged as most of us use padded cases nowadays.
whos the guy in your avitar that looks like Gonzo from the muppet show??

poolplayer2093
10-24-2008, 03:45 PM
Sorry pool player what I meant was why would joint protectors be necessary because the pins are less likely to be damaged as most of us use padded cases nowadays.

i think it's just incase you drop the cue right after you unscrew it or are about to screw it together

poolplayer2093
10-24-2008, 03:46 PM
whos the guy in your avitar that looks like Gonzo from the muppet show??


that is Gonzo isn't it?

bfdlad
10-24-2008, 03:50 PM
that is Gonzo isn't it?
Not sure but with the light an all could be.

Mantool
10-24-2008, 04:09 PM
I am upgrading to a scorpion cue as the poison cue I was orginally going to get was out of my price range but anyway that's not the point, my question is to anyone who has used a scorpion cue are they any good and worth the money, also how do they play?

Johnny whipped through the field at the US open with a Scorpion cue......lol

Scorpion, cuetec, predator ext....=Over seas.
The money you spend on one of those cues could be better spent on a McDermott, Viking, Pechauer, Joss, Schmelke ext....all are top notch ques and made right here in the US. Great warranties as well.

poolplayer2093
10-24-2008, 04:49 PM
Johnny whipped through the field at the US open with a Scorpion cue......lol

Scorpion, cuetec, predator ext....=Over seas.
The money you spend on one of those cues could be better spent on a McDermott, Viking, Pechauer, Joss, Schmelke ext....all are top notch ques and made right here in the US. Great warranties as well.


i wouldn't waste my money on a McDermott or viking. some of them hit ok but i've seen the a joint on a viking and i don't think they're made well. i've actually never hit with a mcdermott that was worth a damn.

joss are good for what you're going to pay to get one though. even though fury cues are made over seas i still think you get a lot of cue for the cash with them. if you don't mind spending more you could get a Mezz. they're made in Japan and are well worth the money. in my opinion mezz cues are hands down the best production cue out there.

TXsouthpaw
10-24-2008, 05:07 PM
whos the guy in your avitar that looks like Gonzo from the muppet show??
LOL, that was wrong. But since it was YOU that said it and not me its ok to laugh. :D


That is not his good side.

LoGiC
10-24-2008, 05:16 PM
For about $90 you can get a baseline McDermott with a nice 3/8x10 pin. Hard to beat that with their lifetime warranty against warping and the fact you can send it back to them twice a year for free maintenance, replacement tips and wrappings.

I'd definitely would rather have this than a scorpion or cuetech.

JB Cases
10-24-2008, 06:03 PM
Scorpion and Cuetec are the same cue. They are good solid cues and if you like the way that this type of cues plays then it's a good choice.

Joint protectors protect the pin from getting bent and the edges getting chipped. I don't use them.

I think that more World Championship and Professional pool titles have been won using Cuetec/Scorpion cues than any other brand/type of cue. That is if you add up Earl Strickland's, Allison Fisher's and Johnny Archer's victories using these brands.

Granted their cues may be modified somewhat but they are still the base cue that is being used.

My friend here uses a Cuetec and he runs out like water.