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jdxprs
03-13-2010, 08:02 AM
Has anyone tried both of these break sticks? comments/opinions on them?

i've tried a vx2.9 and liked it. good control, lots of bang for the buck at under $200.

elove
03-13-2010, 08:27 AM
actually had both at the same time..did have to change the tip on the poison, to brittle broke while playing. after changing it to a G-11 it hit good also added a little weight to it. just be careful of the poison the pins dont go in the wood very far..twisted one in two{playing stick}

jdxprs
03-13-2010, 08:29 AM
phenolic tip broke?

elove
03-13-2010, 09:00 AM
yes just snapped off...hit the cue and the tip shot off on the poison its a one piece tip but looks like two..also I do hit the balls pretty hard thats the reason i cant use my BK2 cant keep the ball on the table like my sledgehammer (but really liked a mezz a buddy of mine had. made 8 balls on a eight ball rack and 4-5 consistently on nine racks with it ) I know if I took a little off the break I could keep the ball on the table. but it seemsz easier to buy a stick that fits the way I play than to adjust the way I play to the stick...to old to change now

elove
03-13-2010, 09:02 AM
also the tip I have now seems to be fibered and the one on the poison didnt

jdxprs
03-13-2010, 09:10 AM
if the cue is coming off the table, sounds like you are getting the back of the stick up when using the bk2.

elove
03-13-2010, 09:17 AM
sounds sensible could be why i hit the sledgehammer better its shorter than the BK2 also is the reason I am looking @ the Mezz PB II (54 inches)

jdxprs
03-14-2010, 05:13 AM
elove,

since you had both, how would you compare the two? i figured since poison is made by predator, they may be similar.

elove
03-14-2010, 06:50 AM
poison really isn't made by predator its farmed out just marketed by them....as far as hittin them it really depended on the night....but if i had to choose between the 2 for only one stick to put in my case probably the poison....nothin to do with it being cheaper but solely based on performance

jdxprs
03-14-2010, 06:53 AM
really? i heard they were made in the same factory.

elove
03-14-2010, 07:32 AM
1-888-314-4111 is predator groups number they are located in Jacksonville Florida call them and ask for Neil he can tell you more than I can..But it is my understanding that the only cues they actually make anymore is in conjunction with Pechuar, jacoby and so forth.also these are the only US made cues. So I am told

EZMoney
03-14-2010, 07:51 AM
I have the poison bk/jp and my tip came off three times, the phenolic type. NanceyWayne the guy I bought it from set it back to the mfg the last time. Havenít had a problem since. It's been about 18 months now.

As for their performance, excellent. I use to have a McDermott bk/jp, poison is far superior.

JAW725
03-14-2010, 10:28 PM
My best mate, teammate and fellow AZer djpstacked has the Poison J/B and he's very happy with it. I really like it as a jumper but can't really form an opinion on how it breaks, I've only used it two or three times.