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Schon or Viking - 02-19-2017, 05:19 PM

Between these two & these two only please which is going to be the best bang for the buck. Also if it's Schon how is the standard shaft? I've noticed several that buy the Schon & put a Predator shaft on it.

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02-19-2017, 05:52 PM

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Between these two & these two only please which is going to be the best bang for the buck. Also if it's Schon how is the standard shaft? I've noticed several that buy the Schon & put a Predator shaft on it.
I recently hit some with a $350 merry-widow Viking w/Vikor shaft. Cue was very well made and the Vikor played great. A LOT of cue for the money. They also now offer a "skinny" 1.20" butt option for around $100 if you like the smaller butt size.
  
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02-19-2017, 06:20 PM

Stay in school, kid.

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02-19-2017, 08:43 PM

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02-19-2017, 08:56 PM

Schon. Standard shaft is fine but is not LD. People who put Predators on want LD and Schon makes a great platform for that which is why you see it often. Schon plays great though, Viking is too butt heavy for my taste.
  
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02-19-2017, 09:09 PM

Vikings are nice....but Schools have a lotta class.


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School or Viking - 02-19-2017, 09:32 PM

I'd say go to school, get a degree and build a career for yourself. Being a Viking is a tough life.


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02-20-2017, 12:02 AM

Be a Viking.

But, as far as cues go, get a basic Schon for around $350-$500, and if you like LD shafts, Schon makes a hybrid for $200. I have owned a Viking, it was a great cue, but nowhere near a Schon. If you want close to Schon play, but more Viking price, buy a Joss.


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02-20-2017, 02:01 AM

Being a Schon owner with the standard shaft and Predator shaft.......i'd say the best bang for the buck would be an entry level Viking with the Vikor shaft. As far as the Schon standard shaft.....I have had 6 of them and only 1 out of the 6 hit terrible. They have more deflection than a Predator shaft. I started making a lot more balls when I started using the Predator shaft which is why I now just use it exclusively.
  
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02-20-2017, 04:21 AM

So best bang for the buck is Viking, best balance & quality straight Schon, & best shooter Schon w/Predator shaft... I ask my buddy this exact question last night & I wake up to a message that says Pechauer butt w/a predator shaft....
  
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02-20-2017, 05:31 AM

i think you willl get more residual value from the shon if you decide to sell it
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02-20-2017, 08:09 AM

I think you are asking about attending a pool school or buying a cue.

The cue will not make you a better player.

The school may help you develop a good stroke and a few basic fundamentals that will be more valuable in the long run as you can always buy a cue but can't make up for wasted time developing bad techniques and skills.

Problem is finding a good school or instructor that will recognize your faults and help correct them instead of some of those that are cookie cutters with one size fits all.

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I think you are asking about attending a pool school or buying a cue.

The cue will not make you a better player.

The school may help you develop a good stroke and a few basic fundamentals that will be more valuable in the long run as you can always buy a cue but can't make up for wasted time developing bad techniques and skills.

Problem is finding a good school or instructor that will recognize your faults and help correct them instead of some of those that are cookie cutters with one size fits all.

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Where did all the school talk come from lol? I just wanted feed back on the two cues I mentioned & somehow we've talking schools.
  
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02-20-2017, 08:30 AM

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Where did all the school talk come from lol? I just wanted feed back on the two cues I mentioned & somehow we've talking schools.
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Was wondering when someone would alert this guy to his typing error. Wonder if he puts his kids on the "Schon" bus?
  
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