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Beginners cue? - 03-06-2019, 07:38 AM

Good morning all.
I have searched but the threads results are stale.

I'm looking for your current thoughts on what cue would be best for a beginner. I am looking to spend around $150 - $350.
Is that reasonable?
What are the most solid brands.
The Brunswick branded cues that came when I purchased the table are 2 piece wood of varying weights of 18-21 oz.
I like the 19 oz the best & use the 21 pz to break.

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03-06-2019, 07:46 AM

Outlaw or players brand is fine for a beginner

McDermott is in that price range with good quality and lifetime warranty american made


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03-06-2019, 07:49 AM

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Outlaw or players brand is fine for a beginner

McDermott is in that price range with good quality and lifetime warranty american made
Thanks, your thoughts on https://schmelkecue.com/spc05-5-hackberry-60-cue.html
  
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03-06-2019, 07:51 AM

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Shmelke another top choice by many players as a fantastic value on really good players also american made

Cant go wrong with Shmelke or McDermott for any level player


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03-06-2019, 07:53 AM

Schmelke, McDermott and Viking all make very good cues at more than reasonable prices.
  
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03-06-2019, 07:59 AM

Wondered how many posts it would take till someone said Schmelke.


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03-06-2019, 08:06 AM

Players. Solid, good feeling cues at a great price.
  
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03-06-2019, 09:01 AM

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Players. Solid, good feeling cues at a great price.
Forgot them. You do get a lot a cue for the $ with a Players. Made in same factory as Lucasi. Played with one of these a while back: https://www.seyberts.com/purex-hxtsn-pool-cue Helluva cue for for 150bux. Tip alone will run you 40 installed. With a case!!
  
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03-06-2019, 09:04 AM

New or used?
McDermott is always a good choice. Quality product Many different "levels" of cues and
shafts, lots of choices and price ranges.
The old Vikings are also nice cues for a beginner.
  
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03-06-2019, 09:05 AM

I'm going to say consider a Lucasi.
My Lucasi is 9 years old.
It's still straight.
No rattles or noises.
The finish still looks like new.


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03-06-2019, 09:13 AM

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Outlaw or players brand is fine for a beginner

McDermott is in that price range with good quality and lifetime warranty american made
Yep, agree on this. Players has all cues in that price range. McDermott has many players positive feedback as well. Can't speak for Outlaw but I'll take your word for it.

Some of the best play I've seen [at the time] about 10 years ago, the kid was using a $90 players.
  
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03-06-2019, 09:24 AM

If you don't mind used, go on over to the Classifieds Wanted section and start a post with your price range. You may be able to pick up a decent used Pechauer, Joss, or Jacoby in the $300 range. Make sure your Inbox has room, you're likely to get flooded with offers.


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03-06-2019, 09:25 AM

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I'd buy this one for sure. You absolutely will not get more cue for $135 than this. Trust me this is a good deal on a solid cue. And 60" to boot.


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03-06-2019, 09:27 AM

A beat up dufferin house cue was the best hittin cue i ever picked up
But finding that one that meshes with you might not be so easy

Dufferin as well for quality affordable great playing cues is another option


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I'd buy this one for sure. You absolutely will not get more cue for $135 than this. Trust me this is a good deal on a solid cue. And 60" to boot.
I Agree with this


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