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3andstop
01-29-2008, 11:08 AM
Hi all, after a lay off of over 10yrs playing pool, I'm back to it and enjoying it again as a weekend warrior only, and mostly with old friends.

I'm even touching on my speed again with current runs in the 30s and 40s in straight pool, and while the games I enjoy are straight pool and one pocket, and its true I'm approaching 60yrs old quicker than I'd like to think, in order to get out and play in a few local tournaments, only very occasionally mind you, I do believe I'm going to have to surrender to the fact that its going to have to be 9 ball tourneys, as I can't commit to any league play where I might find a 14.1 game.

Now that you get a feel for where I'm coming from, and the extremely limited use I'd get from this item, I'd like to ask your valued opinion on ( I never thought I'd say the words) a jump/break cue. :)

I know that ideally the two are not best combined, but I think for my purpose, a combination cue will do just fine. Even beyond that, for my limited use, I'd like to keep it under $100 bucks. (well under) :)

Any suggestions for a halfway decent workable cheapo for a guy like me? Any tip style or other generic type features I should be considering for this use? Keep in mind, I've never,ever used one and in the handful of 9ball games I've played, I've faired well by pulling a break cue off the wall, so I really have no idea what to consider.

thanks much for suggestions!

ioCross
01-29-2008, 11:16 AM
you can't go wrong with a J&J jump/break.. they're only like 75 dollars retail and they hit really well.

fury j/b's are a lil more expensive, like 150 but they're really close to the sledgehammers

cubc
01-29-2008, 11:23 AM
for the price j&j is excellent

3andstop
01-29-2008, 11:54 AM
Thanks for the speedy replies guys, are there many J&J cues to choose from, or is this a good bet ...



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190193279733&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=009#ebayphotohosting

selftaut
01-29-2008, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the speedy replies guys, are there many J&J cues to choose from, or is this a good bet ...



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190193279733&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=009#ebayphotohosting

J&J also has a J/B model on their closeout page at the moment, might be worth checking out.

http://www.jjcue.com/onsales.htm

smokeandapancak
01-29-2008, 12:55 PM
Chrisonline deals with a LOT of J&J...send him over a PM

bigskyjake
01-29-2008, 12:57 PM
Chrisonline deals with a LOT of J&J...send him over a PM


Tru dat, when it comes to J&J stuff Chris is the rainmaker :D

Ken_4fun
01-29-2008, 01:20 PM
For that price

J&J

For a little more.

Varney
Mace (Rick Howard)
Gilbert.


ken

Scott Lee
01-29-2008, 01:52 PM
The Stealth Air Jumper is better than J&J imo...same price range.

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com

3andstop
01-29-2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks all for the help, I do appreciate it. :)

ChrisOnline
02-14-2008, 12:29 AM
thanks for all the kind words everyone.. i do have a few j&j jump breaks for sale.. here is a link to my thread..

chris

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=89051