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justpool
04-30-2008, 03:49 PM
Hey guys any advice who builds a great jump break cue for optimum performance. Who is tops. :)

BVal
04-30-2008, 03:55 PM
Hey guys any advice who builds a great jump break cue for optimum performance. Who is tops. :)
You need to try out different ones and see what works best for you. What works for some doesn't work for others.
The only jump/break I ever owned was Jerico Stinger and it worked great.

BVal

James
04-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Just ask the "World Champions" what their choice is...

hahahah, but seriously.

I have a J&J really only because it was $60 and I thought I'd give it a try. It's fine, but I'm not much of a jumper so I can't comment there.

QMAKER
04-30-2008, 04:05 PM
ME:rolleyes: :)

Bob Flynn
denalicues.com
International Cuemakers Assoc.

plshrk22
04-30-2008, 04:06 PM
I have a Bryan Fisher and it is GREAT! Highly recommend him. He has some in stock at great prices too www.fishercues.com. I think he will give you a better deal than listed on the site.

Roadkill
04-30-2008, 04:06 PM
The old Mike Gulyassy Sledgehammer (custom shop) is hard to beat.

Hal
04-30-2008, 04:08 PM
If you want style get a Gilbert. They also play very well as a playing cue.

If you want functionality get a J&J. They break and jump just fine.

manwon
04-30-2008, 04:10 PM
You need to try out different ones and see what works best for you. What works for some doesn't work for others.
The only jump/break I ever owned was Jerico Stinger and it worked great.

BVal
I totally agree with you, the only way to find what is best for you is to try many different cues.

manwon
04-30-2008, 04:17 PM
Hey guys any advice who builds a great jump break cue for optimum performance. Who is tops. :)

If I were you I would try a number of these cues. I would not be swayed by anyones hype, because performance speaks in the only language you need to here. You may want to start with a cheaper models first, and like other posters have said the J&J or anything similar in price is a good choice. This way you will not lose any serious money if you want something different. those cues cost between 50 and 75 dollars depending upon the model.

I would also recommend not buying anything on the Internet, I would purchase it locally, so you can try it!@

Have a good day!!!!!!

poolplayer2093
04-30-2008, 04:51 PM
Hey guys any advice who builds a great jump break cue for optimum performance. Who is tops. :)


Andy GIlbert hands down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J$Cincy
04-30-2008, 04:57 PM
I Have To Go With Andy Gilbert As Well, I Like His Taper; Great For Jump Break And Play. But He Made Mine With A Jumpbreak Shaft And A Playing Shaft... Js

mullyman
04-30-2008, 05:01 PM
I've got the Poison VX. It's not bad. For breaking the best cue for my style of play is a Gulyassey that one of my friends has. As for jumping, anything is fine with me. I prefer to kick at a ball unless it's I just can't figure it out or unless it's a duck in front of a pocket. Meaning that jumping isn't my strong suit and I don't do it very often so any jump cue, that actually jumps, is fine by me.
MULLY

quitecoolguy
04-30-2008, 06:40 PM
I love my Varney...breaks great and gets the ball up really fast.

poolplayer2093
04-30-2008, 07:05 PM
I love my Varney...breaks great and gets the ball up really fast.

and you can get one made in only 90 days!!!

muttley76
04-30-2008, 07:05 PM
For me, the only two I like are Gilbert and Rick Howard mace. Both also happen to be very usable as playing cues. I really think it has more to do with what your expectations are and how much the performance really matters. jmho

Thecoats
04-30-2008, 07:10 PM
and you can get one made in only 90000 days!!!

Then 90 more and 90 more and 90 more.....:D :D :D

mr8ball
04-30-2008, 07:31 PM
Charlie Hillbilly Bryant is coming out with a new J/B Cue that is going to be nice. See if you can find anything out about it before you buy one. I saw him at the Expo and he was working on it then. I think it will be as good as the XBreaker if not better.

LILJOHN30
04-30-2008, 07:34 PM
I have to say that my old sledgehammer was the bomb,custom one..But my new denalie cue,purple heart and ebony with the purple heart shaft has many rave reviews for users and I like it also...:D I'm not as used to it as my sledgehammer but It breaks like a freight train,maybe to much power...:eek: but like bval said try many and go with what suits u

mr8ball
04-30-2008, 07:37 PM
Hey guys any advice who builds a great jump break cue for optimum performance. Who is tops. :)


Just a thought, Do you play on a Vally Bar Box much. You have to watch the heavy ball. Some of the people that clam to have the best jumper will not jump on bar tables. Be careful!! Try it on what ever you play on before you buy anything. (JMO) You will thank me for this later, Doug

Hail Mary Shot
05-01-2008, 02:48 AM
J&J have very good J/B cues. honestly, their prices is an understatement for their performance. great cue at a cheap price.

HollyWood
05-01-2008, 03:12 AM
my fillipino jumper thru- Ronnie Alcano, jose P next -Ernie martinez,( He's back Jack) and Steve Morris (with his leaping lizards)- mark

Drawman623
05-01-2008, 04:01 AM
Ohman builds a longer forearm so taller players or players shooting long precise jumps can still use good form. I find nothing allows me to cut with accuracy better than an Omen when I jump balls.

As for the break, I can control the rock and crush the rack. Omen also customizes his jump cues to match your playing cue. Wood or inlay patterns can be matched.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/KiplingPierce/DSCN0044.jpg

Hierovision
05-01-2008, 05:51 AM
Just considering performance a Varney J/B is the best I've found. Considering integrity and whatever else I would just get a Predator BK2 if I were you. Or a Gilbert... that's probably where I'll be getting my next one once I have the $$$$.

QMAKER
05-01-2008, 05:52 PM
I have to say that my old sledgehammer was the bomb,custom one..But my new denalie cue,purple heart and ebony with the purple heart shaft has many rave reviews for users and I like it also...:D I'm not as used to it as my sledgehammer but It breaks like a freight train,maybe to much power...:eek: but like bval said try many and go with what suits u

Thanks for the compliment. For those interested I have two similar to yours
almost completed. See pics.

Bob Flynn
denalicues.com
International Cuemakers Assoc.

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td873
05-01-2008, 06:29 PM
Hey guys any advice who builds a great jump break cue for optimum performance. Who is tops. :)
Andy Gilbert. No question. Check my sig for one of his great cues.

There are plenty of other good choices, but IMO Andy is the best.

-td

yally
05-01-2008, 06:38 PM
My 2 cents...

If your budget is under a $100, stick with the JJ. Impressive JB for the price.

If your budget is higher, the Jericho Stinger is a great buy. If you keep an eye on the boards you can usually get one in the $200-250 range.

In the $350+ range you could start looking at custom builders (ie. Gilbert, Varney, etc)

Good luck.

nympfisher
05-01-2008, 08:12 PM
i got to try a sledge hammer last nite although i only broke maybe 15 times with it , thought it was so so . very noisey too. and the owner was trying to swap me for my j&j , he must not like it too much either.
great price for j&j too.
personally i my huebler with a super pro tip on it

carl

jongreve
05-01-2008, 08:31 PM
I own one of Jim Barkley's (Joplin, MO) jump break cues, it is a fine piece of equipment. I've never heard anyone complain about his cues.

A friend of mine owns a Gilbert that I have had the pleasure of using on occasion. It is also a fine piece of equipment, and never have heard any complaints of his work.

My cousin owns an "old" Sledge Hammer (Gulassey) that he loves the dickens out of. I am not at all excited about the taper on these, but hey, I'm not the one using it.

Like many have said, it is all in the preference of the player.

I'd be willing to bet that any cue maker that enjoys their profession would make a fully functional piece of equipment, you just need to find the style that you like.

*personal opinion follows*
If you "need" to have the phenolic tip to aid in your jumping abilities, you're probably better off going in the cheaper direction (J&J, Players, etc...). Save/invest the extra cash.

-Jon

ugotactionTX
05-01-2008, 08:35 PM
If you ever get a chance.. Try a Jerico "whip" by Jerry Powers. He made them for several years and many are out there. They are without a doubt the best JB I have ever used, and I've tried just about all of them. His new "stinger" is supposed to be a monster as well, but I've never tried that one.
The "whip" is plain maple end to end with quick release joints in both locations. It has a phenolic tip that looks like leather but is like granite. Best jumping and breaking I've ever experienced.