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09-22-2017, 05:50 PM

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My couple of "expensive" cues don't play as well because it's in my mind not to ding, scratch, or scuff them in any way. My "cheap" cues, well, I just rare back and play the game, and play it much better with my mind clear of 'babying' the cue!
If you cant feel relaxed when using a cue that you own, then it is nothing more then a piece of expensive art to you. Seems pointless to own an expensive cue that you do not really enjoy playing with.
  
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09-22-2017, 05:59 PM

Could it be the difference in the "squirt" factor?
Predator ld shaft vs a "standard" shaft.......
just the most obvious thing I thought of. (Plus that hasn't been brought up yet)


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09-22-2017, 06:10 PM

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somewhat vaguely saying that making a good cue happens often and a great cue is an accident. don't agree completely with that but......
  
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09-22-2017, 06:10 PM

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09-22-2017, 06:14 PM

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Could it be the difference in the "squirt" factor?
Predator ld shaft vs a "standard" shaft.......
just the most obvious thing I thought of. (Plus that hasn't been brought up yet)
I don't know about that.
I use such a small amount of spin that I don't think it's an issue. This affects my position on some shots but I'd rather stay at the table and whack at that next ball. (I watch SVB doing his magic and also some of those Asian women...and I'm amazed.)
I did have the opportunity to talk to SVB in between matches over at that recent tournament in Spartanburg SC, and he was polite enough to show me that he barely gets off center with his tip and that cue ball does it's dance. I'm thinking it's in that beautiful stroke of his.
I'm going down to the pool table in a little while and shoot some of those long cut shots where you have to load the white ball up with low inside to keep from scratching and see what happens using the junk cue. (That Predator will sometime miss the whole ball.)
The amount of just plain 'side', as the brits call it, is very, very, minimum in my game.
Thank you for responding....it's something that needs to be examined.

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09-22-2017, 07:12 PM

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If you cant feel relaxed when using a cue that you own, then it is nothing more then a piece of expensive art to you. Seems pointless to own an expensive cue that you do not really enjoy playing with.
You're absolutely right Justin. It's my Rick Howard. I would probably sell the cue LOCALLY or in person. I'm leery about sending it off though. I have a 4 or 5 other cues that ALL play great and I'm at ease using them anywhere!
  
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09-23-2017, 06:19 AM

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A very good player can play very good with any cue that weighs between 18 and 21 oz. is reasonably straight, has a reasonably smooth shaft and a tip that is shaped well enough to accept and hold chalk and also deliver spin to the cue at a reasonable level. Everything else is in your head in terms of the cue's actual effect on your game.
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09-23-2017, 10:19 AM

Because the squirt, taper, weight, and Balance combined were more suited to your game, stroke, and body.

And in what universe is a Predator cue "first class"?

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09-23-2017, 08:21 PM

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That is all that needs to be said on this.

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09-26-2017, 06:23 PM

Expensive or not, if I can make alot of long hard inside juice shots, I can play with it regardless of make and amount. There's a fine line between playability and owning a cue for look a vanity. Your average pool player have played there best pool with a shit cue and as life goes on and they get better, their suddenly on the search for a cue that looks fantastic but has the playability of the shit cue was years ago.
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09-26-2017, 06:43 PM

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Expensive or not, if I can make alot of long hard inside juice shots, I can play with it regardless of make and amount. There's a fine line between playability and owning a cue for look a vanity. Your average pool player have played there best pool with a shit cue and as life goes on and they get better, their suddenly on the search for a cue that looks fantastic but has the playability of the shit cue was years ago.
This might not resonate with everyone but it must with many.
True, often.

I don't think I will ever buy another 'fancy' cue.
  
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