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Question Are Slip On Extensions Now Outdated - 07-15-2019, 09:14 AM

I know people were paying quite a bit for Hagar slip on extensions when they went out of business. I had one and while I appreciated how well they were made and the net material wouldn't hurt the cue finish, I never liked how BIG they felt in my hand. I sold mine for a lot more than I paid then bought a Tony Ryan that I thought felt great in the hand and worked really well but the end that received the cue butt was big enough to slip over and so that became a problem how to carry in a case.

Some guys who apparantly didn't care that much about their cue finish would actually use cut pieces of hard vacuum cleaner pipes to slip onto their cues as a makeshift extension.

I'm noticing a lot more screw on extensions nowadays that in many cases look like a true extension of the cues butt, both in size and sometimes even wood type and finish. This is probably a good development in our equipment.

Anybody still using the old slip-ons?

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07-15-2019, 10:12 AM

I went back to the telescoping kind because the predator one I have stripped and Iím not paying $80 for another one.


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07-15-2019, 10:13 AM

I never like the vacuum tube or collet type that snugged onto the butt. Lately Iím using a Predator with a quick connect made by Predator.





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07-15-2019, 10:15 AM

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I went back to the telescoping kind because the predator one I have stripped and Iím not paying $80 for another one.
What stripped? The extension or bumper





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07-15-2019, 10:22 AM

Whoever thought of screw-on extensions belongs in the HOF with Mingaud.
....although I couldnít make myself leave it on....balance!!!!!!!!!


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07-15-2019, 11:12 AM

I have been using the ďBazookaĒ slip on extension for years and love it. I have played some of the screw in extensions, but still prefer the slip on. One of the main reasons is the I can reach longer with it than with most screw on extensions and because it is fairly light weight, the balance is still pretty good.

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07-15-2019, 11:32 AM

I received this as a gift from one of my pool friends. I tried it but really didnít like it. I now use a predator extension. The vacuum cleaner tube extension era is dead.


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07-15-2019, 11:42 AM

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Anybody still using the old slip-ons?

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I have two non-screw on extensions, a Tony Ryan slip-on and a Pro-Quick collet-style (similar to the one in the above post, but a bit longer and non-padded). I use them sometimes on the home table. I rarely ever (almost never) take one to the pool hall. I might if I knew I'd be playing on a 9' table, but maybe even then I wouldn't.

The semi-gooey rubber stuff inside The Tony Ryan extension quickly became deformed and unusable, so I got a couple of my wife's black ankle socks and inserted them toe first down the tube and taped the open ends around the top of the extension with electrician's tape. Ain't purty, but it works better than it did in its original form.

The Pro-Quick collet style, you have to be very careful to not screw it down too tight or you're gonna have a damn hard time getting it back off. That said, it has the feel (thickness-wise) closer to that of a cue butt and works really well.

My 5 year-old grandson uses both of them as a pretend microphone when he's lip sync-ing to my pool playing music (Blues/Rock).

I think they still have their place....but barely.

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07-15-2019, 12:16 PM

I have both versions (12” & 18”) of the Tony Ryan cue extender in oak wood.
The handle feels the closest to a cue butt & it helps you maintain the feel of
a cue butt so you can have a better sense of “stroking” the cue ball instead
of a pushing or throwing sensation. The extender eliminates any reliance on
a bridge for most shots and when a bridge is required, I use a Just-a-Bridge
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07-15-2019, 01:12 PM

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I have been using the ďBazookaĒ slip on extension for years and love it. I have played some of the screw in extensions, but still prefer the slip on. One of the main reasons is the I can reach longer with it than with most screw on extensions and because it is fairly light weight, the balance is still pretty good.To each their own, just what i like.
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07-15-2019, 02:30 PM

I bought a Longoni extension so that I could hook on to any cue in my collection; however, because I only have an 8-foot table at home it is not needed, so it has been sitting in the pocket of my JB rugged since first trying it out...seemed to do the job.

Obviously the screw-in type extensions are much sleeker looking, but it would be pretty expensive and inefficient for me to get specific ones for each cue brand that I own.

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07-16-2019, 03:39 AM

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What stripped? The extension or bumper
the butt.. and mine is the original. They changed the connection at some point and donít make the bumper for mine anymore. Iím assuming they realized their was an issue.


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07-16-2019, 04:52 AM

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.. and the net material wouldn't hurt the cue finish,
I never bought a slip-on because my friends who have them all said they noticed at least small effects on the finishes of their cues (I don't know which brands of extensions). Those extensions also seemed to be pretty heavy. I also don't want a permanent extension that fits between my cue butt and shaft. I have an extension that was fitted into the bumper of my cue that weighs 2 oz. and attaches and can be removed as needed. I like it a lot. IMO, all cuemakers should build cues that are designed to fit screw in extensions securely.
  
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07-16-2019, 05:09 AM

I bought a Tony Ryan extension and while it was ok for function it had some clear drawbacks. 1. It was impossible to fit in any case that I owned due to it's size and shape. That meant if I wanted to take it with me I had to create some sort of workaround. 2. It's unusual appearance got lots of looks, snickers, and snide remarks if you took it out at the pool room or at league and 3. Even the 12 in size was really too large and cumbersome.

When Pechauer made an extension that fit my Pechauer butt I bought one and never looked back. It screws in, holds tight, provides enough of an extension to be helpful but also is small enough to fit in my case. Also, it looks conventional which is a plus.


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07-16-2019, 08:54 AM

I do not know how other slip on extenders perform but the hard rubber slip on extender by Tony Ryan
never has marked any of my cues and if it did, it would easily come off. My cues have both Ivory and
Delrin cue butts and my cue-makers had to vary the length in order to make the target cue weight. The
TR slip-on extender has never marked any of my pool cues and the rubber does not decay or dry out
unless it has not been stored properly. Iíve has mine for many years and both could pass for new. Below
is photo of my pool cue butts and as you can see, the Ivory & Delrin caps varies in length so the weight
of the cueís butt could be between 14.5 and 14.75 ounces which all the cues in the photo have.
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