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10-13-2019, 04:59 AM

Nearly every cue I make is 60" and sold before I start on it. It's rare any more that someone wants anything shorter.

A 60" cue I made four years ago just won another tournament in Santa Cruz, CA. I was told that there was some real good talent from many parts of Northern California.

I am making one now for a guy in Jamaica and it will be 68" when finished but that's with the extension that he will leave on full time.

To each his own, whatever feels right, go with it. If you have never tried a cue longer than 58" you will knot know what you're missing, once you go longer, you don't go back.


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10-13-2019, 05:32 AM

Wilt had a 6’ Gina Cue.





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10-13-2019, 05:44 AM

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Wilt had a 6 Gina Cue.
6"?

Wilt the stilt?

6"?

And he got all the ladies he could handle?

OK, maybe you meant 72"


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31 incher - 10-13-2019, 08:56 AM

I have a 31" McDermott G-Core, as well as many 30" shafts and regular 29'ers.

For me, I think a 60" cue with a 30" shaft and 30" butt is better balanced than the longer shafted 31"/29" = 60" McDermott special order.
  
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10-13-2019, 09:13 AM

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I'm just the opposite. My grip hand is at the top of my wrap...about 3 inches down. I have plenty of cue left behind my grip on my 58" cue and I'm still using around a 10" bridge.
How tall are you? Is your forearm vertical or forward of that at CB address?

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10-13-2019, 12:22 PM

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I make all my shafts 29-30 inches. One I made close to 32 inches.

Tall people need a longer cue.





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personal preferences - 10-13-2019, 01:34 PM

My personal preferences, 30-30. If I ever get around to building myself a three piece it will probably be 22-22-22. I use a wrapless cue because I hate two different textures under my hand and that is what I get with a wrapped cue. One of these days I am going to wrap a cue butt from forearm to buttcap, or not! I like the feel of a wrapped cue as long as my hand is entirely on the wrap.

I like a long cue because I tend to do weird stuff with my stroke when my hand is half off the end of the cue. My playing cue is sixty inches, sixteen ounces. Everyone notices it is light in a moment, few notice it is long until I tell them. The balance point is the same as a fifty-eight inch cue.

Shaft taper has everything to do with whether the shaft plays long or short, well got to include splices and materials these days. Never-the-less taper can make them all play great, taper can make them all play like crap!

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10-13-2019, 03:28 PM

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My personal preferences, 30-30. If I ever get around to building myself a three piece it will probably be 22-22-22. I use a wrapless cue because I hate two different textures under my hand and that is what I get with a wrapped cue. One of these days I am going to wrap a cue butt from forearm to buttcap, or not! I like the feel of a wrapped cue as long as my hand is entirely on the wrap.

I like a long cue because I tend to do weird stuff with my stroke when my hand is half off the end of the cue. My playing cue is sixty inches, sixteen ounces. Everyone notices it is light in a moment, few notice it is long until I tell them. The balance point is the same as a fifty-eight inch cue.

Shaft taper has everything to do with whether the shaft plays long or short, well got to include splices and materials these days. Never-the-less taper can make them all play great, taper can make them all play like crap!

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I love Irish linen...only on a pool cue...not snooker or 3-cushion cues.
My favorite old Joss, often my hand comes off the wrap....
...I hold it shorter when Im in.
So Buddy showed me a Blud where the wrap came down to an inch from the butt plate.
I ordered a Jensen the same way...it was perfect.

But as for length.....Im 6 ft with a 6.3 wingspan....started with a 60 inch cue.
Eventually I settled on 57 inch with a caromish taper...snooker and pool.
...12 mm for pool...10.4 for snooker.

A 57 inch cue hits stronger....you can only accommodate yourself so much....
...you also have to accommodate the cue ball.

At least, that suited me.


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10-14-2019, 11:22 AM

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What are long cue Shafts used for?

I bought a McDermott D-21 Shaft off of Fleabay.
It is 30 5/8 long. Compared to the normal 29.

Why are some Shafts longer?

Ive read that more people are asking for 30 Shafts nowadays.
Same reason as any other difference in a cue or anything else. Balance, weight, how it reacts when you hit a ball, longer cue is easier to reach shots.

I never really liked a longer shaft, but using a mid-cue extention I liked. I tried two 30" shafts, did not really like either of them, they felt less stable during slow spin shots.


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10-14-2019, 11:22 AM

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One of these days I am going to wrap a cue butt from forearm to buttcap, or not! I like the feel of a wrapped cue as long as my hand is entirely on the wrap.
Although this sport/rubber grip isn't my favorite, I do love these type of cue designs where it looks to be broken up into three sections of shaft--forearm--wrap.

https://www.seyberts.com/pure-x-play...xt66-pool-cue/

I remember seeing a cue with a stacked leather wrap all the way down, but can't find pics. Looked really good and probably felt even better.
  
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10-14-2019, 11:39 AM

Although another rubber grip, here is another from Lucasi's Thorsten Hohmann series...but still has that three-piece look to it.

  
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10-14-2019, 12:15 PM

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6"?

Wilt the stilt?

6"?

And he got all the ladies he could handle?

OK, maybe you meant 72"
Opps his fingers were 6 long. As for the ladies maybe 12 but not used as a rule.





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thank you! - 10-14-2019, 12:23 PM

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I love Irish linen...only on a pool cue...not snooker or 3-cushion cues.
My favorite old Joss, often my hand comes off the wrap....
...I hold it shorter when Im in.
So Buddy showed me a Blud where the wrap came down to an inch from the butt plate.
I ordered a Jensen the same way...it was perfect.

But as for length.....Im 6 ft with a 6.3 wingspan....started with a 60 inch cue.
Eventually I settled on 57 inch with a caromish taper...snooker and pool.
...12 mm for pool...10.4 for snooker.

A 57 inch cue hits stronger....you can only accommodate yourself so much....
...you also have to accommodate the cue ball.

At least, that suited me.

Thank you! I have never hit with a cue with a long linen wrap, one reason I have never put one together. I read your comments about overall length with interest too. I am giving the butt of a cue more credit for the hit than I once did after finding out that adding or removing the rubber bumper could vastly affect the hit of a cue.

CadillacJ, appreciate your reply too. I have to admit that I don't care for rubber grips in general, just not what I am used to. Might decide the opposite if I gave them a fair trial but I have only hit a little with one a few times, trying somebody else's cue.

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Same reason as any other difference in a cue or anything else. Balance, weight, how it reacts when you hit a ball, longer cue is easier to reach shots.

I never really liked a longer shaft, but using a mid-cue extention I liked. I tried two 30" shafts, did not really like either of them, they felt less stable during slow spin shots.
Being fairly tall I've mastered the game with 60" Prather cue (equal split). So may be that is why I did not notice my previous 30" solid maple playing shafts were not stable.
Here is the youngest version of me when I played with my first 60" Prather
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LBQybNUKZ_E&t=25s
Now I'm playing with 62" cue with 31" solid maple ferrule less shaft I've built for myself knowing what exactly I want from my cue. My extra long shaft is pretty stiff. It feels much stiffer than most of production standard length shafts. The reasons are in: what kind of maple it is built of, the construction and of course the taper. There are reasons why I've built 62" cue equal split where the butt is full spliced and the splices are extremely long, the shaft is "certain construction" ferrules less. So between the CB on the tip and my hand at the butt there is the one and only joint connecting the shaft and the butt. I accept only one extension in my cue - butt extension for those shots I cannot reach. Thanks my parents, I meet such shots not really often).
And here is the latest version of me in practice with my current 62" cue
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How tall are you? Is your forearm vertical or forward of that at CB address?

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