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Carbon fiber cues - 02-14-2019, 04:04 PM

A lot of talk and interest for carbon fiber shafts. What do people think about carbon fiber cues? Functional advantages or disadvantages? Or none really...just perhaps not as sharp looking as wood cue?
  
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02-14-2019, 04:10 PM

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A lot of talk and interest for carbon fiber shafts. What do people think about carbon fiber cues? Functional advantages or disadvantages? Or none really...just perhaps not as sharp looking as wood cue?
I'd say they are likely coming.

And they can be painted, too. Could look like anything you want it to.

I am going to get one that looks like circle.
  
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02-14-2019, 04:11 PM

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A lot of talk and interest for carbon fiber shafts. What do people think about carbon fiber cues? Functional advantages or disadvantages? Or none really...just perhaps not as sharp looking as wood cue?
I noticed a more durable surface!
Much smoother and staying clean longer!

More consistent from shaft to shaft!

I will say that they are not all equal! Some are much better than the others! So, choose wisely!

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02-14-2019, 04:12 PM

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A lot of talk and interest for carbon fiber shafts. What do people think about carbon fiber cues? Functional advantages or disadvantages? Or none really...just perhaps not as sharp looking as wood cue?
They tend to be extremely low deflection but hypothetically could be made with more. One definite advantage is they're more resistant to dings and breaks and I'm guessing warpage as well. The new cuetec has a taper that stays the same width for a long distance and I'm not sure if that's only possible because of cf
  
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02-14-2019, 04:15 PM

Just a reminder...I am inquiring about cues (not shafts).
  
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02-14-2019, 04:22 PM

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Just a reminder...I am inquiring about cues (not shafts).
I was talking butts.
  
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02-14-2019, 04:27 PM

Yes...you were but not the others who replied
  
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02-14-2019, 05:38 PM

With a carbon butt and shaft, you could leave your cue in the trunk of your car year round.

The accidental dings that seem to happen even if you’re careful will be no more.
  
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02-14-2019, 06:44 PM

CF cues offer weight consistency in both the cue butt and shaftl ergo, more predictabile performance.
The aforementioned does not imply superior play or even a preference of CF vs maple or LD shafts.

The choice of a pool cue is totally subjective & remember the game of pool is played between the ears.
People mistakenly think pool is played on the felt first but it's played in your head and then re-enacted.
That's why sometimes things don't always turn out as you intended and so as a player, you have to adjust.


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02-14-2019, 08:27 PM

I know becue’s butt is CF. Who else makes them?
  
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02-14-2019, 09:30 PM

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CF cues offer weight consistency in both the cue butt and shaftl ergo, more predictabile performance.
The aforementioned does not imply superior play or even a preference of CF vs maple or LD shafts.

The choice of a pool cue is totally subjective & remember the game of pool is played between the ears.
People mistakenly think pool is played on the felt first but it's played in your head and then re-enacted.
That's why sometimes things don't always turn out as you intended and so as a player, you have to adjust.
It would definitely require some engineering, but a lot can be done with the density, fiber type, layup and orientation of the sheets.

But you are right, one size does not fit al.
  
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02-14-2019, 09:30 PM

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Sure...I was just offering some clarification on my input.
  
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02-15-2019, 12:34 AM

The only company I know of offering full carbon fiber cues at the moment is Becue. Not sure if the other companies are planning to do whole cues. Not sure if the butt really makes much of a difference. I hit some balls at sbe last year with a Becue and it felt really good, but this last Christmas I just got a Becue shaft alone for my current wood butt and it plays the same to me.


  
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02-15-2019, 05:32 AM

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With a carbon butt and shaft, you could leave your cue in the trunk of your car year round.

The accidental dings that seem to happen even if you’re careful will be no more.
Wouldn't the daily heat cycle effect the bonding agent in the cue? The tip is also glued on,....wouldn't the adhesive give after the daily exposure to extreme heat?


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02-15-2019, 05:41 AM

I kind of ruled the Becue out because I think they use their own proprietary joint with their cue (even though, they do sell their shafts independently with common joints). If they used a common joint, I might be interested as I would like the option of putting other cf shafts on it.
  
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