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brokenarrowjbe
05-30-2011, 08:48 AM
Pro's and cons. I would like the break cue to be forward weighted to match playing cue, several people recommend rear weighted for better breaks. Any experience? I use a house cue or my buddies J&J jump/break cue. Seem to get about the same results with either. John

Sharkey
05-30-2011, 09:04 AM
The idea behind having a break cue that is rear weight is for the weight to help steady your hand. This gives you a more consistent break with less chance of horizontal movement on the back stroke and follow through. I can't think of any advantage to having a forward weighted break cue.

JimmyWhite
05-30-2011, 09:15 AM
The Pechauer Break cue is forward weighted. Any user feedback would be nice.
>LINK< (http://www.pechauer.com/images/data_images//fullpageWEB.jpg)

brokenarrowjbe
05-30-2011, 09:21 AM
I could have been a trendsetter!!!! Thanks for the link. I just felt that if it matched my playing cue, which I hope is accurate to aim, I would not have to adjust as much. I just started playing a few months ago after a 20 year lay off and I always just used my playing cue for breaking and playing. The old Joss had a 13 mm shaft and I don't recall any problems except I needed lawyer money for the divorce and sold the cue. John

Sharkey
05-30-2011, 11:56 AM
Well I would beware of adds like that, that say this is the feature that we offer without saying why or what the benefit is. It kind of reminds of the break cue shaft this guy was trying to sell that had a Steele rod in the front of it. It would be interesting for someone to do a test (with a robot) on how weight has an effect on power. I would imagine null, but maybe run the test in the back of the cue, just above the pivot point and then in front of the bridge point.

BRKNRUN
05-30-2011, 05:46 PM
Pro's and cons. I would like the break cue to be forward weighted to match playing cue, several people recommend rear weighted for better breaks. Any experience? I use a house cue or my buddies J&J jump/break cue. Seem to get about the same results with either. John


If you are using a Jump/Break cue...

I would think you would want as much weight as I can stand in the back of the cue......that way when you remove the back part for jumping..you also remove most of the weight of the cue.

I would think forward weighting a cue would be counter productive to the jump part of the cue.

dardusm
05-30-2011, 06:27 PM
The Pechauer Break cue is forward weighted. Any user feedback would be nice.
>LINK< (http://www.pechauer.com/images/data_images//fullpageWEB.jpg)

I'm thinking about buying one. There is a gentlemen in town that is a dealer for pechauer and has one that I have used a couple of times. It definitely has a different feel and you can tell that is is weighted closer to the joint. My first impression is very positive but I want to try it a few more times before pulling the trigger on a 300 breaker.

D Rock
05-30-2011, 07:45 PM
I'm very glad this querry on break cue came out....i'm planning actually to have a customize BC design pattern with my playing cue however, i'm planning to buy a specific wood to best suit the handle and front end of the wood but i want a phenolic joint.....now the big question is will i compensate the right weight for a break cue? will it be a forward weight or at the tail end of the cue?

My wood combination is BEM and ebony with stainless butt end....do i made the right combination qentlemen out there?

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Spade
05-30-2011, 10:31 PM
neither for me. I lik it jus well balanced in middle

Rocket354
05-30-2011, 10:59 PM
I like my break cue more forward-weighted. Hence, separate break and jump cues, as I like those light.

JimmyWhite
05-31-2011, 04:50 AM
I have seen many members praising the pechauer break before. Unfortunately, none of them has posted here to tell us if it is the weight balance which makes it a better breaking cue for them.

ceebee
05-31-2011, 06:59 AM
I have a Pechauer Break Cue (NEW) I'll sell it for $270.00 shipped.

I purchased a few cues to use in my booth. After watching the way folks used them, I decided to forget that idea.

peter_gunn
05-31-2011, 07:15 AM
I hold break cue almost on beginning of wrap. If my break cue isn't forward balanced shaft will be very light and IMO not good for breaking. I use maple and ph shaft, and with ph shaft that cue is monster :D

discocincy
10-19-2011, 04:15 PM
Ok I have to say I have been using the cannon j/b for years> which is a forward weight cue, don't be confused it is not in the jump part of the butt. I will say for a solid consistent break it can't be beat weather you are playing 8 or 9 ball. I can say the way I see it and feel it, it just seems like the forward weight gives the cue ball a much higher velocity faster. My wife only gets to play once a week and when she breaks with the cannon she very seldom has a dry break. Now keep in mind Cannon cues have been doing this for years and has never had any complaints. they stand behind their cues, which is why I now sell them myself down here in the Panhandle.
So if you are in the market for a great forward weight j/b cue. cannonbreakcues.com is the place to go