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Question Breaking on a budget... - 03-12-2009, 02:11 AM

I know there are a few good break cues out there and I'd love to have something like a Predator, but I am on a budget. The most I can spend on a breaker right now is $150... $200 if I can be REALLY convinced. But, with bills and the sort, that extra $50 dollars is quite useful and needed to me. Anyone have any suggestions on what would be a good one? Also, any $150 or less with phenolic tips on them?


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03-12-2009, 02:28 AM

I've had great success with the J & J Jump/Break #2731. It took a little getting used to, with the phenolic tip, but it hammers it out with the best of em. Maybe I one from a good batch, but if you got a shop or hall nearby that will let you try one out, I'd highly recommend it.
  
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03-12-2009, 02:44 AM

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I've had great success with the J & J Jump/Break #2731. It took a little getting used to, with the phenolic tip, but it hammers it out with the best of em. Maybe I one from a good batch, but if you got a shop or hall nearby that will let you try one out, I'd highly recommend it.
WHOA! There are some GREAT prices on that site! THANKS A BILLION!

Even the case I want is there and it's under $100!!! WOOT! Lol.


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03-12-2009, 04:44 AM

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WHOA! There are some GREAT prices on that site! THANKS A BILLION!

Even the case I want is there and it's under $100!!! WOOT! Lol.
If you are on a budget I know a couple of people that went out and purchased a cheap/not so cheap shooting cue at a pawn shop and had a phenolic tip put on the cue. Get one that you can adjust the weight on like a Joss (around 100 bucks at a pawn here in FL) that way you can set it the way you like. You would be surprised at the difference just the phenolic tip will make.


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03-12-2009, 05:09 AM

you can buy a brand new fury jump/break for 140 which i really liked there cue. if you can find a used diveney then i would get one. i think it breaks harder and jumps easier than any other cue i have ever used
  
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03-12-2009, 05:42 AM

I absolutely hated the Fury JB. I was going to suggest the J&J as well - http://erikleecues.com/jumpbreak.htm - he posts here as dooziexx


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03-12-2009, 06:16 AM

i should post that i didnt like the tip on the fury originally but i changed it to a g-10 tip/ferrule and that definitely helped
  
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03-12-2009, 06:22 AM

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I know there are a few good break cues out there and I'd love to have something like a Predator, but I am on a budget. The most I can spend on a breaker right now is $150... $200 if I can be REALLY convinced. But, with bills and the sort, that extra $50 dollars is quite useful and needed to me. Anyone have any suggestions on what would be a good one? Also, any $150 or less with phenolic tips on them?

You want cheap but good?

Take any sneaky pete (you can easily get them on eBay for $30, delivery included) http://shop.ebay.com/items/__sneaky-...&_fcid=1&gbr=1

and simply install a White Diamond tip on it.

Breaks strong.

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03-12-2009, 06:43 AM

I have the J&J break cue and the 3x6 bag for 4 years now, and I love them.

Someone here on the forum regulary sells J&J breakcue's at a very good discount ! do a search and contact him.


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03-15-2009, 07:52 PM

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J &J maple j/b $45, 20oz
  
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03-15-2009, 08:29 PM

I bought an Action j/b cue for $68 from Billiards 911 (formerly BeadsandBilliards.com) to go in my "drunk" case (don't ask ). It's got a phenolic tip/ferrule. It's made with Zebrawood. I haven't tried to jump with it yet but it breaks as good as my Jerico Stinger. I could recommend this cue as an on-a-budget choice, at least for a break cue.

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03-15-2009, 09:11 PM

I bought a Billiard Warehouse house brand jump break for well under $150, and it came with phenolic tip. I think it breaks very well, although I don't have much to compare it to.
  
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03-15-2009, 09:18 PM

I have a Viking Fat Daddy break cue that was about $170 and I really like it a lot. I also just won a McDermott Stinger j/b which I'll probably get this week. Seems like a really nice option for about $150 if you need a j/b and not just a break. Then again, the J&J are supposed to be pretty nice and the price is certainly right.
  
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03-15-2009, 09:21 PM

I just got a panther J/B and it breaks like a ton. Though I never broke a rack with a nice breaker like a BK2 or a nice jumper like a lomax, but the panther satisfy my requirement as a rookie


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03-15-2009, 09:25 PM

my first fury jb was amazing. then next one i had was horrible.
  
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