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rafiki121
11-07-2015, 12:31 AM
Hi guys, this might be dumb but how do you prevent chalk from getting onto your shaft while playing? I just got my cue r360 and i realized with any no house cue shaft, chalk tends to get onto the shaft and when i shoot i feel it grainy against my bridge. Any ideas? Am i chalking wrong? I do the brush technique

Thank you.

pocket
11-07-2015, 01:46 AM
Hi guys, this might be dumb but how do you prevent chalk from getting onto your shaft while playing? I just got my cue r360 and i realized with any no house cue shaft, chalk tends to get onto the shaft and when i shoot i feel it grainy against my bridge. Any ideas? Am i chalking wrong? I do the brush technique

Thank you.

Don't chalk with your cue upright. Wipe your cue down during play every now and again, and before you put it away. Wash your hands periodically while playing. Use a decent chalk.

You can seal your shaft with a shaft wax, but in the end you will always end up with som chalk on the shaft.

Good luck, and good shooting.

James2003
11-07-2015, 02:08 AM
Hi guys, this might be dumb but how do you prevent chalk from getting onto your shaft while playing? I just got my cue r360 and i realized with any no house cue shaft, chalk tends to get onto the shaft and when i shoot i feel it grainy against my bridge. Any ideas? Am i chalking wrong? I do the brush technique

Thank you.


In addition to what pocket said.
Don't chalk with your bridge hand. But giving the shaft a good sealing will really help.

M.G.
11-07-2015, 02:47 AM
Hold the cue as diagonally when you chalk - that way the chalk dust can fall off and not down your shaft.

Then:
Microfibre cloth to wipe the shaft down regularly (esp. after playing)
A good sealing with multiple layers of Renaissance wax after cleaning

Get a cheap glove (also Cuetec, for example - 4$), your hand and your shaft will thank you, too. Added bonus is consistency.

Cheers!

stutz
11-07-2015, 04:21 AM
Don't know about you, but I tried chalking with my non bridge hand, just don't feel right. Something I'd have to get used too.

I use a magic erasure and a little bit of Atlis Slick to keep shaft in top playing form

RichSchultz
11-07-2015, 04:33 AM
Get a Q wiz; love mine. It does not damage the shaft, when used correctly.

Kimmo H.
11-07-2015, 05:02 AM
^ Another recommendation for Q wiz here, I have been through everything and that is the best overall product to keep shafts smooth. It doesnt remove all the chalk but it makes it feel nice and smooth. Nick's Edge microfilms are great too, but they need a lot of attention with cleaning, using several grits etc. Q wiz is the cheap and easy way here, especially if you arent bothered by the looks of the shaft but the sticky feeling is what you dislike.

mortuarymike-nv
11-07-2015, 05:40 AM
I don't know if the 360 is laminated or has a resin over the wood or if its a normal maple shaft ?

Natural waxes, bees, paraffin and Carnauba .

Carnauba being the hardest and has the highest melting point.

Synthetic waxes ( pure polymer ) car waxes have a higher melting point then carnauba wax and the synthetic wax is harder then the natural waxes too.

Solid maple shafts
Clean the shaft with denatured Alcohol or rubbing alcohol .
Wet paper towel with alcohol and wipe the shaft down several times until you have the most chalk out of the shaft.

Because you don't have a lathe I don't suggest trying to seal the shaft.
If you do have a lathe then I use lighter fluid to seal the shaft .
lighter fluid contains paraffin wax and can be friction rubbed in .


Use ether Meguiars pure polymer synthetic car wax that can be bought at you local auto parts store that Stocks Meguiars products .

Or the order yourself a can of Renaissance micro crystalline wax polish .

You might want to read thru this thread .
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=394833

mortuarymike-nv
11-07-2015, 05:45 AM
Don't know about you, but I tried chalking with my non bridge hand, just don't feel right. Something I'd have to get used too.

I use a magic erasure and a little bit of Atlis Slick to keep shaft in top playing form

Normally the tables cloth is loaded with chalk that has fallen off the cue's tip.
So it really makes little difference which hand you chalk with.

Keeping you hands has dry and clean is important .

ChicagoRJ
11-07-2015, 06:16 AM
Hi guys, this might be dumb but how do you prevent chalk from getting onto your shaft while playing? I just got my cue r360 and i realized with any no house cue shaft, chalk tends to get onto the shaft and when i shoot i feel it grainy against my bridge. Any ideas? Am i chalking wrong? I do the brush technique

Thank you.

I would switch chalks. The premium chalks stick to the tip, it does not 'fall" to the shaft or your hands. Even stays on the tip much longer and thus less mess on the table and balls. There are a few good ones out there. And even some you don't need to chalk except once before the game. After that, it's just preference ;) Good Luck.

FranCrimi
11-07-2015, 06:25 AM
Wipe down your cue and wipe the chalk completely off the tip before sliding the shaft into your case.

rafiki121
11-07-2015, 08:57 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions. Whats a good chalk? I did research and it said that all chalks are mostly the same. I use the pool hall chalk masters (blue one) which i read is rated on the top. I don't have a lathe machine, should i bring it into a shop and have them seal it? I also just bought the Q wiz this morning. I guess i'll use that and a microderm cloth during the games to keep it semi chalk free.

ChicagoRJ
11-07-2015, 09:17 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions. Whats a good chalk? I did research and it said that all chalks are mostly the same. I use the pool hall chalk masters (blue one) which i read is rated on the top. I don't have a lathe machine, should i bring it into a shop and have them seal it? I also just bought the Q wiz this morning. I guess i'll use that and a microderm cloth during the games to keep it semi chalk free.

ummmmm, not quite. Send me your address for a FREE cube of Russian Magic Chalk. You can thank me later :)

Pidge
11-07-2015, 10:36 AM
Just wipe the shaft down every once in a while. It happens no matter how you chalk so just get into the habit of looking after the shaft rather than trying to delicately chalk the tip.

Its easier said than done. I haven't cleaned mine in about a year... And I use black chalk. Looks like I'm playing with a liquorice shaft.

Black-Balled
11-07-2015, 10:41 AM
Dont let a little blue bug you.

mortuarymike-nv
11-07-2015, 11:21 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions. Whats a good chalk? I did research and it said that all chalks are mostly the same. I use the pool hall chalk masters (blue one) which i read is rated on the top. I don't have a lathe machine, should i bring it into a shop and have them seal it? I also just bought the Q wiz this morning. I guess i'll use that and a microderm cloth during the games to keep it semi chalk free.


The offer of RJ sending you some magic chalk you should really take him up on that.

Personally I would just buy a few cubes with the one he is going to give you and save yourself the hassle of ordering more.;)

rafiki121
11-07-2015, 02:08 PM
Dont let a little blue bug you.

I'm not worried about the shaft changing color, just annoying when you're getting to hit the ball and its grainy between your fingers causing it an unsmooth shot

j_zippel
11-07-2015, 03:30 PM
Play on clean felt


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ZeroSkylineX
11-07-2015, 03:51 PM
It is inevitable to have chalk on your shaft, the best way to approach this issue is to reduce it as much as possible. Some habits that you can try is to chalk downwards and/or use brown chalk so it won't stand out as much.

I personally recommend Blue Diamond and Predator chalk. Good adhesion and little mess. I hate Master chalk, crap flakes everywhere and hardly holds chalk.

chefjeff
11-07-2015, 04:03 PM
There's nothing worse than feeling blue while playing pool.

PT, I beat you to that one....ha ha.

Jeff Livingston

Black-Balled
11-07-2015, 09:33 PM
I'm not worried about the shaft changing color, just annoying when you're getting to hit the ball and its grainy between your fingers causing it an unsmooth shot

Zounds like some light sanding os in order then.

Flintlock
11-07-2015, 11:17 PM
I use Cue Silk. It works well and makes the shaft silky smooth. It cleans up some of the blue but not all of it. That doesn't bother me, though, because I like the look of a used cue, kind of like a guitar that's been toured with for years.

It's probably just glorified car polish, but a little goes a long way with it.

Shannon.spronk
11-07-2015, 11:29 PM
Dont let a little blue bug you.

I consider my blue shafts like a bit of a badge of honor. Mine are smooth and I never notice any gritty feeling in my bridge hand. To me there is just something I really like about the bluing of a shaft. I also dont mind getting some dents and dings in the butt of my cue either. My cue is for playing and it definitely shows.