This is good advice. I've often wondered why Lucasi cues are not more popular. I have several and they are very popular with visitors to my table. They are attractive and not overly expensive. I used them as my player for a time before I had my first custom cue.
For many years I owned, drove, raced and maintained a 1974 Alfa Romeo. I think about 2/3 of everything under the hood was 10mm. I'd be afraid to guess how many of those sockets were still trapped in there somewhere when I sold the car.
Not exactly a direct answer to your particular question, but a perhaps obvious observation: assuming the pocket size is the same, or close to the same on the two tables, the side pocket represents a larger percentage of the rail on a 7 foot table, and thus could be less forgiving.
Don't worry about a 'special cue' for breaking. The only reason I don't break with my shooting cue is that I'm concerned about mushrooming the tip sooner with the hard breaks. Just pick up any house cue with a decent tip and fairly straight and use that for your 'break cue' .
Yes, John had a political disagreement with YouTube, so switched all his posted videos to Rumble some time ago. I see that he maintains his primary website, but his updates mostly appear as videos on this Rumble channel.
If you aren't already familiar with John Chaplin at Coos Cues, you may enjoy seeing his work.
I have two of his cues. They are beautiful and functional. I'm very glad I discovered John.
I switched about a year ago from a CF shaft to a maple Kielwood. I made the switch primarily because the wood was so much more visually appealing than the CF. I expected that I'd soon go back to the CF, but I have not. As for the deflection, I think I can see that the CF was actually a little...
Update after 'full' recovery and new reading glasses.
I just picked up my new glasses. As it turned out, I needed a little help with up close for reading and computer, while far vision was corrected sufficiently with the surgery.
I elected to get 'gradational' bifocal lenses, with photo sun...
There are options, and I expect there are variations on the procedure. The way it was explained to me: there is a set of 'standard' replacement lenses which can essentially restore your vision to something similar to how it was before cataracts. In my case, I was told that I could have...