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Shorty
04-14-2005, 12:07 PM
Hi Jennifer!

I have a quick question about your Stinger break cue. I am considering purchasing one of these and would like to see how it compares to a Sledgehammer. Have you ever broken with a Sledgehammer first off? How do you compare the two? Which do you like better? I assume the Stinger since that is your current break cue according to them.

I currently have a Sledgehammer and I like it for the most part. The ticky sound on the break kind of bothers me, but getting past that, I hit the balls a lot more solid with the Sledgehammer than my other break cue, a Players j/b.

Anyway just want your input and recommendation.

Thanks Jenn!
Shorty

StormHotRod300
04-14-2005, 09:54 PM
Shorty

Hey curious question? Did you have the tip on your sledgehammer flatten'd at all? I tried to break with a sledgehammer and the tip was so round that i kept on miscue'd ! Now with my old Viking i had a Phenolic ferrule/tip combo on it and the tip was very flat, and i rarely miscue'd. thats all


Dave

Shorty
04-15-2005, 02:49 AM
I sure did HotRod, I had mine flattened to less than a nickel and it breaks MUCH MUCH MUCH better. I am just not happy with the weight or the clicky sound when I break. I hit em good...just...always tweaking with my break.

Shorty

drivermaker
04-15-2005, 06:19 AM
I sure did HotRod, I had mine flattened to less than a nickel and it breaks MUCH MUCH MUCH better. I am just not happy with the weight or the clicky sound when I break. I hit em good...just...always tweaking with my break.

Shorty


The weight can be easily changed with the correct wrench from Home Depot.
If you want it lighter, just take a hacksaw to the current weight bolt and saw it off to the desired weight and put it back in. If you want it heavier, call Mike and get a heavier bolt.

As far as the sound may I suggest cotton or earmuffs. :p :D

Shorty
04-15-2005, 06:26 AM
Actually I cut off my hearing aides when I play...I don't like the sounds around me and I fall into the zone easier.

Shorty

drivermaker
04-15-2005, 07:38 AM
Actually I cut off my hearing aides when I play...I don't like the sounds around me and I fall into the zone easier.

Shorty


Surrounding sounds can be irritating and cause disruption, especially on those given days when you can't seem to muster clarity of focus to begin with and get easily distracted, but I would think that the auditory feedback you get from the tip making contact on the CB ball would lend itself to "feel" and the "hit". Not to mention the addictive sound of balls cracking together and hitting the back of the pocket.

Shorty
04-15-2005, 07:55 AM
Surrounding sounds can be irritating and cause disruption, especially on those given days when you can't seem to muster clarity of focus to begin with and get easily distracted, but I would think that the auditory feedback you get from the tip making contact on the CB ball would lend itself to "feel" and the "hit". Not to mention the addictive sound of balls cracking together and hitting the back of the pocket.

I been playing since I was 11, I don't need sound to get the feel...although I am not as good as I should be, from lack of practice...I still play pretty sporty for old Shorty.

Care to donate to my favorite charity with some one pocket action with me?

Shorty

drivermaker
04-15-2005, 07:59 AM
Care to donate to my favorite charity with some one pocket action with me?

Shorty


Only if you first send a healthy sized check along with all of your earthly belongings to the Drivermaker Memorial Beer Fund.

spartan
04-15-2005, 08:11 AM
there will be a predator bk2 that will be released in august. just a suggestion. i prefer a mace over a stinger or sledgehammer.

scottycoyote
04-15-2005, 11:42 AM
i must be missing something......if you cut the hearing aids off, how do you hear the ticking sound when you break? or are you feeling the tick in the cue?

greenkill
04-15-2005, 12:27 PM
He can do a beethoven and put his ear on the table and listen to vibrations.

Shorty
04-15-2005, 03:32 PM
i must be missing something......if you cut the hearing aids off, how do you hear the ticking sound when you break? or are you feeling the tick in the cue?

Yes, I can still hear the tick with my hearing aides cut off...when they are cut off sounds are just muffled, not totally like ear plugs, but I can hear and feel the tickiness...its like two balls colliding sound...not like a firm THUMP when a leather tip smacks the cue.

Shorty

DaveK
04-15-2005, 03:57 PM
... Drivermaker Memorial Beer Fund.

Something happening in the near future that we should be aware of ?

"Take care out there"

Dave

Jersey
04-15-2005, 06:51 PM
Hey Shorty...

I'd go Stinger...I just bought one from Tom, and love it...I have broken with the SH, PredBK and a Fury...I like the action I get with the Stinger...very little effort gives you awesome results...I thought the Pred and the SH were on the heavy side...and not very attractive...not that something as utilitarian as a BRK cue needs to be pretty...but the Stinger is weighted well, the fit and finish are perfect and it's a good looking cue...all my teamates want it...people think it's a SP...I'm very happy with it...

my 2c-

ROLL'EM JEN~

spartan
04-16-2005, 05:42 AM
i own a sledgehammer and while it breaks very well, its harder to control the cueball with the phonelic ferrule/tip combo. i think you should get a cue used to breaking and a cue used for jumping. mezz just came with a new jump cue the airshooter.

justabrake
04-16-2005, 07:05 AM
price's are 295.00 + 15.00 shipping, ebony an extra $ 30.00 , weight's are 18.5 -19.8

JennBarretta
04-20-2005, 08:23 AM
I've never used the Sledgehammer, but I used to have a Predator BK. I love the way the Stinger breaks, but I really love how easily the jump cue works. I also like how much lighter my case is with one less cue in it.

By the way, the Stinger website is: www.jumpbreak.com

Jenn

the scorpion
05-11-2005, 01:09 AM
I live in scotland so I ordered a stinger b/j cue off of the net and it came yesterday it only cost 45 pounds thats $84 U.S and if you are interested the website I bought it off was 9 ball pool.co.uk

Tom Simpson
05-25-2005, 06:45 PM
Hello, Tom Simpson here. My company (National Billiard Academy) is responsible for the marketing & distribution of the Stinger JumpBreak cue. The "Stinger" from the UK mentioned earlier in this thread is NOT the same product. Last year, when we settled on Stinger as the name, there did not seem to be any other cues using that name. We're looking into it.

Meanwhile, I wanted to set this straight before even more people become confused (or disappointed) by it. Our Stinger is made in the US with top quality materials & construction, and is the only jumpbreak in the world that can use our patented Stinger technology. We believe it is the greatest jumpbreak cue on the market today, and we are taking steps to resolve this unfortunate product name issue.

Tom Simpson
www.JumpBreak.com

poolbiz420
05-26-2005, 05:55 AM
I use to own a Sledgehammer myself, now I have a pretty big break and i could not keep control of the CB. I saw the cue's on Toms website so i bought one and wow what a difference in control!! Everyone is impressed in the pool room with it.

the scorpion
07-14-2005, 11:51 AM
Hi Mr Simpson If the stinger j/b cue that I bought here in the uk is not the genuine article then why have you not tried to stop the sale of these particular cues long before now, I just find it strange how the owner of a multi million dollar company does not find this a problem i mean if it was me and I found out that someone was a name that I registered I would have put a stop to there and then and quite frankly if nothing is done about this other company and they are allowed to go on trading then good luck to them.

Furthermore the company that is selling this particular cue has been around for 2 years and have sold this cue since the 14th of january 2004 so you obviously haven't checked which cues where using that name hard enough did you.