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For sweaty palms, which cue wrap style? - 12-05-2019, 07:07 AM

I know leather isn't for me since it will mush and look like a dead snake in a few weeks.

So either it's linen wrap or wrapless, but I can't determine which one will be the best option for a guy who sweats in the palm a lot.

My style of playing is that I hold the cue butt firm, kind of tightly when I shoot.

I am going to order a meucci and it got the option to have it coated = wrapless. Or just request a linen wrap instead, so I need help.
  
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Kentucky Humidity - 12-05-2019, 07:13 AM

Linen.......per Varner....and myself.


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12-05-2019, 07:37 AM

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I know leather isn't for me since it will mush and look like a dead snake in a few weeks.

So either it's linen wrap or wrapless, but I can't determine which one will be the best option for a guy who sweats in the palm a lot.

My style of playing is that I hold the cue butt firm, kind of tightly when I shoot.

I am going to order a meucci and it got the option to have it coated = wrapless. Or just request a linen wrap instead, so I need help.
thinking about it logically, of the 3 choices, linen will wick the moisture and the other 2 will not.

WARNING: The linen will not fix the other two problems you described


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12-05-2019, 07:47 AM

Use antiperspirant for you hands, and get whatever cue you prefer, instead of tailoring the cue to a problem that can be remedied.


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12-05-2019, 07:52 AM

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Use antiperspirant for you hands, and get whatever cue you prefer, instead of tailoring the cue to a problem that can be remedied.
Nice idea, haven't thought of it this way, do you mean like using powder on both palms? I don't know any other antiperspirant for the palm area.

But still, one or two options might be better, so I'd like to hear the opinions of people who have sweaty hands. I just want to order today just need a clear opinion if linen is better than the coated wrapless that Meucci provides
  
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Drysol - 12-05-2019, 07:56 AM

A friend of mine got Drysol from the doctor and hasn't had sweaty hands since. Said its the greatest thing ever.
  
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12-05-2019, 07:59 AM

My hands sweat sometimes when I play but you aren't going to hurt a leather wrap. I've had one on my cue for 4-5 years and zero issues. Maybe stop gripping the cue so tight. Loose grip will give you some air flow.


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12-05-2019, 08:01 AM

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Nice idea, haven't thought of it this way, do you mean like using powder on both palms? I don't know any other antiperspirant for the palm area.

But still, one or two options might be better, so I'd like to hear the opinions of people who have sweaty hands. I just want to order today just need a clear opinion if linen is better than the coated wrapless that Meucci provides
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12-05-2019, 08:06 AM

Wouldn't linen reach a point or saturation relatively quickly? It is thread, not shamwow. . I'd also have a little concern about a wet wrap on the butt over the long run.

I'd suggest wrapless, if not the medical route.
  
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12-05-2019, 08:09 AM

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Loose grip will give you some air flow.
Not my style, I like the style of Filler, Shaw, Shane, and some oldies also used to firmly grip the cue and swear by it, e.g. Rempe, Earl, and Varner...most of these pro's don't use the Filipino type of gripping, they firmly grip the cue wrap, not too tight, but not loose either, a firm grip is very nice for me too.
  
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12-05-2019, 08:13 AM

I don't normally have sweaty palms but I've played in humid environments and I use my cue with a cork wrap. Its helped out dramatically. Though I suspect that there isn't any 100% fix for sweaty palms/hands, you'll have to find that best option and adapt to it.
  
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12-05-2019, 08:52 AM

What do the Pinoys use? Parica, Luat, DO, Busty, Efren? These men grew up playing in outdoor rooms, on an island in the rain. Ck em out.


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12-05-2019, 09:16 AM

If you have a snake skin wrap it should look like a dead snake
My hands sweat also when Iím in action and losing

I have also seen players use a product on their palms and they swear by it but I never asked what it was.


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12-05-2019, 09:17 AM

I'd suggest playing a while with a wrapless cue and see how it feels. Fortunately, every pool hall I've ever been to has a rack full of wrapless cues on the wall.

Obviously the pro is that it won't absorb sweat and get nasty. The con is that if your hands are really very sweaty, it could slip during a firm stroke.

I play with a wrapless cue and my hands are often fairly sweaty, but not sweaty enough to cause slippage. I don't know about your hands though.


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12-05-2019, 09:25 AM

I donít think thereís a right answer that will affect how you play or the condition of the cue other than you being confident with what you feel comfortable with.


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