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Tim5000
12-02-2007, 09:01 AM
After reading this thread I was surprised how many preferred wrapless playing cues. Which do you prefer? (poll is only for your playing cue, not your break cue)

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=81527

ScottW
12-02-2007, 09:06 AM
Current cue has a leather wrap, but next cue is going to have no wrap... this I vow! :)

WesleyW
12-02-2007, 10:25 AM
No wrap ofcourse. Don't like all those fancy stuff. The first time I've got a linen cue, it felt nice. But after playing a few racks, it's just horrible.

desert1pocket
12-02-2007, 11:10 AM
I like no wrap best, but a well done stacked leather comes very close.

Irish634
12-02-2007, 11:10 AM
I did a poll a while ago (http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=62202) and the result was overwhelmingly wrapless.

David Beck
12-02-2007, 12:24 PM
Linen wrap. Easier to slipstroke with it. Never tried a leather wrap though.

pooldawg8
12-02-2007, 12:33 PM
I`ve used linen wrap cues for about 13 yrs then went to a nice textured leather wrap, but for the last 2yrs I`m a wrapless person and could not be happier.

tpdtom
12-02-2007, 01:52 PM
After trying them all, I prefer a textured leather wrap on my custom playing cue. Honestly, I can probably play just as well with a sneaky. It just doesn't seem as dressy to me. Pride of ownership plays a role here. I played with a standard linen wrap for years, so I know that I could adjust to one again, but it's not my preference...Tom

bigskyjake
12-02-2007, 04:16 PM
Gotta have a linen wrap. I can't have a leather wrap (schwetty mitts ) and I can't stand the look of wrapless cues

Joe Rogan
12-02-2007, 04:22 PM
I've tried a bunch of different wraps, and without question elephant ear is my all time favorite. It has the best texture and it's easy to grip even when my hands are sweaty.

HollyWood
12-02-2007, 05:01 PM
you get more feedback from wrapless. A player can shoot very well with leather and linen. I have a bore skin leather Phillippi, eel skin Reyes, wrapless martinez. once I get warmed up it doesn't matter. I can switch length, wrap or wrapless- all have the same tips. Kamui II-hard. Its more important to have a stroke- the cue is just a tool. mark

Somehustler
12-02-2007, 05:13 PM
anyone ever use a cork wrap? I have a couple of cues that have them and they feel great...though its hard to find a cuemaker that will do them. It feels soft and smooth, its also pretty easy to keep clean, just dish soap and water. I prefer them because my hands sweat a little when I play and the wrap never feels sticky.

klockdoc
12-02-2007, 06:41 PM
Hate no-wrap. Eventually my sweat/oils from my hand wear through the polyurethane and leaves a rough non uniform feeling. Wrap with linen or leather is the best IMO

CreeDo
12-03-2007, 08:26 PM
my cue used to get tons of oil and dirt and grime in the cheap linen wrap, it discolored and looked really bad. I used to also have a huge problem with the stick chafing and squeaking through my bridge hand.

But, as I play more, I find that sweating a lot (the source of both issues) is a problem you get when you're a struggling noob, it isn't so much about your own temperature or the temp of the pool hall you're at. It seems to magically clear up when you get good and confident.

So maybe if I shot with an irish linen now, it wouldn't matter.

In any case I feel best with no wrap. I tried leather once and it just felt kinda stiff, didn't do much either way for me. Also helps to get used to no wrap if you're gonna be using a sneaky anyway.

tom haney
12-03-2007, 08:33 PM
After reading this thread I was surprised how many preferred wrapless playing cues. Which do you prefer? (poll is only for your playing cue, not your break cue)

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=81527

My 2 current favorite playing cues are both wrapless: Scruggs & Shurtz.

cueaddicts
12-03-2007, 08:51 PM
Use to prefer leather but lately have grown fond of a wrapless playing cue.