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cluelesscuer
08-17-2017, 05:55 AM
I am wondering what do people think is the best-dedicated jump cue. It can be production or custom. I don't care how it looks, just the ease in which it jumps. Give your opinion based on personal experience or consensus views you have heard.

I hear names such as Brick, Lomax, Lane, Gulyassy and others. What is the consensus? (Remember I am looking for a dedicated jump cue, not a jump/break cue).

Thanks.

greyghost
08-17-2017, 05:57 AM
I am wondering what do people think is the best-dedicated jump cue. It can be production or custom. I don't care how it looks, just the ease in which it jumps. Give your opinion based on personal experience or consensus views you have heard.



I hear names such as Brick, Lomax, Lane, Gulyassy and others. What is the consensus? (Remember I am looking for a dedicated jump cue, not a jump/break cue).



Thanks.



The tops commented on always seem to be gulyassy, hanshew, lomax in no particular order on the custom side.




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JoseV
08-17-2017, 05:59 AM
I have a Woody Woodworth jump cue, works well for me.

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Moet.1977
08-17-2017, 06:07 AM
I've tried a few never liked any but my friend here in Louisville bought a Alex Brick break cue and he also couldn't jump for shit with a few others he had.
He came in to Bank Shot one night and told me I had to try this I did and it jump balls with ease and accurately. I couldn't believe it.
Maybe it was the tip I don't no I'm old school personally I would prefer to kick, but just cause I'm a hell alot better at it.

Jdm34
08-17-2017, 06:51 AM
jacoby pechauer predator and lomax jump easy and accurate the Alex brick and tony layne dymond wood jump well too but imo not as accurate but those also had a white diamond tip and the jump great but hard to conttrol imo.

mattb
08-17-2017, 07:05 AM
I much prefer to kick than jump and over the years tried several different jump cues trying to add more depth to my game.

I came across the OB Lift Pro (the 3 piece model) and really like it. I would still rather kick but a jump cue does have its time and place.

garczar
08-17-2017, 07:08 AM
I am wondering what do people think is the best-dedicated jump cue. It can be production or custom. I don't care how it looks, just the ease in which it jumps. Give your opinion based on personal experience or consensus views you have heard.

I hear names such as Brick, Lomax, Lane, Gulyassy and others. What is the consensus? (Remember I am looking for a dedicated jump cue, not a jump/break cue).

Thanks.Mezz hop like a jackrabbit!!

bbb
08-17-2017, 07:27 AM
i have tried brick/hanshew/and lomax
for me the brick is the easiest to jump with leaps and bounds easier than the others
although they do jump well

DaveK
08-17-2017, 08:55 AM
Maybe pt109 can help with the actual cue, but Cliff Thorburn was selling a jump cue a decade back that was outstanding ... had a steel ferrule.

Dave <-- not much help

Cornerman
08-17-2017, 09:37 AM
I am wondering what do people think is the best-dedicated jump cue. It can be production or custom. I don't care how it looks, just the ease in which it jumps. Give your opinion based on personal experience or consensus views you have heard.

I hear names such as Brick, Lomax, Lane, Gulyassy and others. What is the consensus? (Remember I am looking for a dedicated jump cue, not a jump/break cue).

Thanks.

I like to think I've tried a good range of dedicated jump cues, and I own a few more than any sane person should in their lifetime.

My personal choice for best jump cue has been from Curtis Robertson. He doesn't advertise them, and he doesn't need to.

You all can tell Curtis I sent you, but that might just double your price :)

Freddie

cluelesscuer
08-17-2017, 09:55 AM
I've tried a couple of production jump cues and currently have the 3 piece Jacoby jump cue. I read good things about it, but I still really stink at getting the cue ball to jump.

So I guess I am trying to see if maybe a different jump cue would work better for me. (Though it's probably the Indian and not the arrow).

With Seyberts return policy its easy for me to test different production jump cues. But this is a different matter in terms of custom jump cues.

By the way, did Alex Brick pass?

tommyhill
08-17-2017, 10:16 AM
I had a jumpin jax diamond wood cue that i liked but a friend had a lomax that i tried and i had to get one. best jump cue i have ever had.....but then again, who am I

Celophanewrap
08-17-2017, 10:27 AM
I've seen some really strange contraptions used as jump cues, but that being said my
jumper is a Predator Air. It seems to do the job. Though people sometimes won't admit
it I've heard the Robin Dodson "Frog" is easy to use.
I'm sure ther are good and bad about jumpers, but they all sorta seem the same to me,
and I don't mean cut a cue in half and call it a jump cue, but I've never really seen much
difference in actual jump cues.

Mikey Town
08-17-2017, 10:31 AM
For me, I find that a heavy and stiff shaft helps me jump balls better, so anything Dymondwood or purpleheart is great.

I know that many people find it easier to jump with a lighter cue (like the Lomax), but I have a hard time controlling that type of cue. When I get jacked up to jump a ball, I find that the heavier shaft (more forward balance point) helps the cue stay on my bridge hand better and helps me keep a smoother stroke.

I've had a jump cue by Whitey Spach, with a purpleheart shaft and a Dymondwood J/B by Alex Brick that were both great. I'm currently using a J/B by Al Romero, that is all purpleheart, that works really well.


Cheers,

Mike

cluelesscuer
08-17-2017, 11:04 AM
I think I come down to getting either an Alex Brick or a Tony Layne.

Anyone have experience with both, please share your thoughts.

BC21
08-17-2017, 11:37 AM
Honestly, the lightest jump cue with a phenolic tip, regardless of brand. As long as it's straight and light and has a very hard tip, it'll work like magic, even if you only pay $25 for it.

BC21
08-17-2017, 11:51 AM
Deleted..... duplicate post.

eastcoast_chris
08-17-2017, 12:14 PM
Honestly, the lightest jump cue with a phenolic tip, regardless of brand. As long as it's straight and light and has a very hard tip, it'll work like magic, even if you only pay $25 for it.

Exactly... when I started playing pool more serious about 15 years ago, I bought a basic jump cue off ebay (For "The Cue Guy" or something like that) for $30...

I've tried many friends fancy jump cues and nothing works as good (for me) as this basic $30 cue. Accurate and jumps high. I'd say I jump better than 99% of the people who own jump cue.... all it the tip I'm guessing?

Marty Carey
08-17-2017, 12:29 PM
Check out my video on www.martycareysjumpq.com........let me know if you have any questions!!! Thx

BC21
08-17-2017, 01:25 PM
Exactly... when I started playing pool more serious about 15 years ago, I bought a basic jump cue off ebay (For "The Cue Guy" or something like that) for $30...

I've tried many friends fancy jump cues and nothing works as good (for me) as this basic $30 cue. Accurate and jumps high. I'd say I jump better than 99% of the people who own jump cue.... all it the tip I'm guessing?

Hardness of tip is very important, but not as important as being light weight. The CB weighs 6oz. Hitting down on it around 45 with a 6oz cue would be ideal. Every bit of energy from the cue would transfer to the cb, causing it to bounce cleanly from the table surface. The speed of the cue would determine how far or high the CB bounces. Lighter than 6oz is even better, but requires more speed on the jump stroke. A softer tip would absorb the impact and slow the cue stick down as it tries to bounce away from the CB, so a harder tip is best.

The lightest jump cue I've seen is about 8oz. Mine is 9. Being a little heavier than the CB, the stick doesn't rebound off the ball as quickly, which is why steeper jump shots are more difficult, where maybe there's only a couple of inches or less between the CB and the ball you're jumping over. You have to hit it harder at a steeper angle, and the extra weight difference between the cue and the CB keeps the cue tip in the way of the CB trying to bounce up. The heavier the cue the more difficult it is to jump a ball up close. At about a foot away, it takes much less effort to jump a full ball with a 9oz jump cue than it does with a 12oz jump cue. Try jumping with just the shaft of your break cue or jump cue and watch how easily it allows the CB to hop up, It's because the shaft is lighter than the CB and it immediately bounces out of the way of the CB. Throw it like a dart and catch it on the rebound You can jump a ball from a chalk distance away with the shaft by itself, but it's illegal....can't use a cue less than so many inches in length, maybe 38 or 40.....can't remember.

gregnice37
08-17-2017, 01:28 PM
For me it's Steve Dunkel. My Dunkel jump cue is carbon Fiber wrapped & its like cheating. Never had better success with a jumper like with this. Think they run $250ish new.

BC21
08-17-2017, 01:29 PM
Check out my video on www.martycareysjumpq.com........let me know if you have any questions!!! Thx

Wow! At 4oz, it's no wonder your jump cue is so awesome. (Have to delete the ".........let" from the url so the link works.)

RSCA HOOLIGAN
08-17-2017, 01:52 PM
PREMIUM JUMP CUE is the best i've ever tried , i will never part with this one .
Had Hansew and Lomax before and a few others , the Lomax comes second .

Moet.1977
08-17-2017, 01:56 PM
Wow! At 4oz, it's no wonder your jump cue is so awesome. (Have to delete the ".........let" from the url so the link works.)

Daniel from POV pool has said great things about Marty Carey jump cue, I've never had the opportunity to try one yet. But would love too.

Moet.1977
08-17-2017, 03:32 PM
Wow! At 4oz, it's no wonder your jump cue is so awesome. (Have to delete the ".........let" from the url so the link works.)

I think I come down to getting either an Alex Brick or a Tony Layne.

Anyone have experience with both, please share your thoughts.

I'm all most positive that Alex Brick has pass on (RIP) so you'll only get one of his on the secondary market.

RakRunr
08-21-2017, 10:38 AM
I've posted several times on this topic, so here is the super abbreviated version:

Dedicated Jump Cues I've owned:
- Jester (3pc)
- Black Magic
- Tadpole
- Jacoby (3pc)
- Lomax (3pc)

The best of this lot is the Lomax by a very wide margin - it almost feels like cheating. The Jacoby was very good, and the others were both huge disappointments.

buckets
08-21-2017, 10:59 AM
Jumping Jax

Have used Lucasi, Jacoby, Lomax and Predator.

Nothing yet has been able to even come close to the dymondwood JJ.

hang-the-9
08-21-2017, 11:08 AM
It's a bit odd that there is a maximum cue weight but not a minimum. I think it provided a bit too much leeway with what you can do with a cue. I'd lobby for a minimum weight requirement for official play, say 14 oz which is probably a bit over what a taken apart break/jump cue would weight and be under what a player would use as his playing cue. Enough of a compromise where you still need some skill to jump a ball and would prevent those 1/2 inch away from the ball jumps that are just insane to be allowed to be done.

fcee06
08-21-2017, 11:42 AM
Hands down the hanshew jump cue!! Love it.


Frank

grgleb
08-21-2017, 11:53 AM
James Hanshew.

mvp
08-21-2017, 03:39 PM
I fell in love with the 3pc OB lift! Jumps super easy and has decent looks!

Scott Lee
08-21-2017, 03:59 PM
I'm surprised that nobody even mentioned the Stealth AT-1 Air Jumper...imo the best 3-pc dedicated jump cue available...8 oz, for $100.

Scott Lee
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HouTexPlayer
08-21-2017, 06:25 PM
Hanshew - hands down imho.

washedup
08-21-2017, 07:00 PM
Hello,

I tried a few. Alex Brick jumped good but I had no control. I jump whole ball. Since he dead, the price jumped out of the roof. The 80 buck Lucasi Buddy Hall Done pretty good for a while. I tried a James Hanshew jumper for bout 6 months. It was okay. Balance seemed off.

Then I tried a friends Jacoby jumper with extension. That was the one. I dart jump with and found my nietch. I still am not a great close jumper, like maybe a a ball width. However anything over a ball and I'm good.

Thanks
Scott

cubswin
08-21-2017, 07:28 PM
Best one I have owned was a varney, but those are hard to find. Second best was the inexpensive lucasi jump cue. Can find them for about 80 bucks, and jumps very well. Mostly I jump with a cheap j&j break/jump that I had a white diamond tip put on. I think it is more about practicing with what you have, since most jump cues work just fine.

Sealegs50
08-21-2017, 07:30 PM
I have been using an all black Cuetec jump cue that I believe was their model 99531. Cuetec does not appear to be producing them any longer, but Seyberts has them available for $73.50. There are some discrepancies between Seyberts’ description and my cue. But their pictures support my belief. Mine weighs 9.1 oz. with a 14 mm phenolic tip and a metal ferrule. I own one other jump/break and have tried a few others. Nothing has tempted me to switch. IMO, the Cuetec jump cue is one of the best bargains in the pool industry.

Blue
08-21-2017, 07:41 PM
not sure which jump cue is the best to be honest, it's very hard to say which is best.

I have a mezz airshooter in my case for the longest time, it gets the job done when needed.

KMRUNOUT
08-21-2017, 10:01 PM
In my opinion as a very good jumper, and having tried a LOT of jump cues, I find the Jacoby with the extension to be the best. It's insane for very close jumps...I can easily get over a full ball from less than a chalk's width away with accuracy using the dart method and no extension, all the way up to long distance jumps with table length draw with the extension. I feel the design of this cue most accurately meets the needs of a jump cue.

That said, I think the Hanshew and Lomax are close. For longer jumps, the Lomax might be the best of the bunch, and the build quality is a step above the Jacoby. The Hanshew seems very good for close jumps, and is probably 2nd on my list overall for performance.

I while back, I tried a Mark Bear with a full spliced handle, and also a full spliced shaft. The main shaft was purple heart, spliced into maple. That thing was incredible. Had a G10 ferrule with an Icebreaker tip. I'd probably swap out the ice breaker for a Hammerhead. I'd love to find one of these...Mark Bear passed away a while back.

In any case, I think one of the big advantages of the Jacoby is the brass ferrule. This puts a great deal of the overall weight right up at the tip where you want it for a jump cue. They use a G10 tip which works very well. I've replaced the G10 on a friends with a Hammerhead tip, and literally couldn't stop laughing when I tried jumping with that. Laughably easy to jump, literally, with incredible cue ball control. I'd say a Jacoby with a Hammerhead tip is about as good as it gets!

Hope this helps,

KMRUNOUT


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pt109
08-22-2017, 09:20 AM
And from New Zealand....Cuttlefish cues

https://www.facebook.com/Masse.New.Zealand/?hc_ref=ARTDvh8PwqLUQwSwPcJ1DXVpXDTia7uu43awR5u6f6 ytuXcZpkGOHd0SB8RricU1kVo&fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/Masse.New.Zealand/videos/505906922922489/

runscott
08-28-2017, 06:45 PM
Chris Hightower's jump cues are the best I've played with.

Baxter
08-28-2017, 10:44 PM
OB Lift Pro is the best I've ever tried, and I've tried quite a few.