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03-06-2019, 09:36 AM

Ohh that Shmelke is hackberry, but based on the 19 ounces they mighta put something different in the handle, just speculating

I had a all hackberry butted cue, whole cue was 14 ounces and felt like the deadest brittle thing ever
I had to send it back
I have a spalted maple cue thats more solid, but it mighta been stabilized


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03-06-2019, 09:41 AM

This will be a good player
All bocote wood

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03-06-2019, 09:45 AM

I would recommend a Schmelke but not the 60Ē hackberry. Hackberry is a very light wood and the weight bolt in these makes the balance point feel very end heavy. My weight bolt was HUGE and weighed about 6 ounces. Iíve had one and sold it. Iíve had a lot of Schmelkes and itís the only one I didnít like.
  
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03-06-2019, 09:49 AM

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03-06-2019, 09:50 AM

This one: https://schmelkecue.com/billiard-cue...-rosewood.html Get the extended pro taper as their standard is kinda "boardy" feeling. Best cue 120bux will buy imho.
  
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03-06-2019, 09:53 AM

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I would recommend a Schmelke but not the 60Ē hackberry. Hackberry is a very light wood and the weight bolt in these makes the balance point feel very end heavy. My weight bolt was HUGE and weighed about 6 ounces. Iíve had one and sold it. Iíve had a lot of Schmelkes and itís the only one I didnít like.
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03-06-2019, 09:54 AM

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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.
This... Pechauer, Joss and maybe Jacoby. Great cues in that price range.


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03-06-2019, 09:54 AM

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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!!
I don't know if I just got lucky or what, but I purchased a Players cue at Academy Sports and Outdoors eight or nine years ago and it's a very good hitting cue. I paid less than $75 for it. Has a piloted 5/16x18 joint pin and it's still straight after all these years. It's in my case that I take to bars that I won't take my good stuff into.

That Players cue in your link is a very nice looking cue and as I prefer a wrapless cue I could see myself owning that cue if I didn't already own so many and especially if I was a beginner. I have an HXT shaft and it's pretty nice for the cost. Get the best tip to your liking and that cue would be more than enough.

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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.

Thoughts?
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The "average" production cue plays better than the high-end cues of yesteryear..... by far.

I would buy a cue that was in ballpark of $125 to $200 and then upgrade to whatever you "GROW" into later on.

Or.....

Just become a world beater with a players brand cue. I've seen Dennis O, Alex and many others run rack after rack with house cues.

Post pics of whatever you decide to go with. I like pics of "cues"..... all cues, not just expensive cues.

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03-06-2019, 10:27 AM

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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
Damn, you and I must have close to the same taste in playing cues. If I'm ever in Houston, TX area, we're matching up.

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03-06-2019, 10:27 AM

I’d get a cue with a shaft that has some low-deflection properties. Less of a transition later. Something like a Pure X for $150.
  
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Damn, you and I must have close to the same taste in playing cues. If I'm ever in Houston, TX area, we're matching up.

Pool! Not billiards

A one piece Dufferin with a good tip, I can play great with it.

i like em plain, like a broom stick lol
like the one in my avatar pic


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03-06-2019, 10:33 AM

Something made of wood that has a leather tip. If you are playing only at home, just get some Valley or Dufferin one-piece cues in different weights, you'll eventually notice that you prefer one over the others. Then you can start shopping for a two-piece.
  
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03-06-2019, 10:51 AM

https://www.pooldawg.com/joss-jossp01-sneaky-pete-cue
  
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03-06-2019, 10:58 AM

Players as other have mentioned.

Dale Perry cues, new from eBay.


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