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Cue Weight - 03-05-2005, 09:49 PM

Just out of curiosity,how many of the folks who post here and play regularly use a heavier(19.6+) cue? I realize that with the faster cloth used today that cues are generally lighter than those of yesteryear but it seems the more players i talk with(including some really strong players) there are still some weighty cues in use out there.Thanks,M.S.
  
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03-05-2005, 10:12 PM

My preference is about 18.5 oz with a Talisman Pro Soft tip with a dime radius.

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Just out of curiosity,how many of the folks who post here and play regularly use a heavier(19.6+) cue? I realize that with the faster cloth used today that cues are generally lighter than those of yesteryear but it seems the more players i talk with(including some really strong players) there are still some weighty cues in use out there.Thanks,M.S.
  
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03-05-2005, 10:49 PM

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Just out of curiosity,how many of the folks who post here and play regularly use a heavier(19.6+) cue? I realize that with the faster cloth used today that cues are generally lighter than those of yesteryear but it seems the more players i talk with(including some really strong players) there are still some weighty cues in use out there.Thanks,M.S.

I use a 21 ounce cue. A lot of people who try my
cue can't believe that anyone would use one so
heavy, but light cues just don't feel right to me.
  
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03-06-2005, 01:56 AM

As many have said before, the balance of a cue is usually of more consequence to the player than weight.

My Dayton is forward-balanced, weighed 19.5 oz, yet it feels heavier than my Skip, which is less forward but more evenly balanced and weighed in at 19.8, 19.9.

I was very surprised at seeing the Skip's weight on a scale, it really felt closer to 19.5 or under...

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03-06-2005, 10:45 AM

I had the fortune of picking up a Jerry Franklin Southwest, new, back in 1992 and it is 22 oz.... yes 22! I had never shot with anything over 19.5 at the time, but the cue is so well balanced that I quickly got used to it. Besides the 5 year break I took from the game, I shot with that cue exclusively for the better part of 7+ years from '92 to '04 until recently when I decided to just put the cue away for now.

I picked up a Capone at 18.9 oz and it has been a little transition, but again this cue is very well balanced and the learning curve was quick. I also, just 2 weeks ago, got a Skip Weston at 19.5 oz that has an ebony forearm, so the cue is a touch forward weighted compared to the Capone, so the difference in the 2 cues feels a little more than the .6 oz. But the Skip hits super strong also and plays terrific.

I guess what I'm saying is that as long as the cue is well balanced, the weight of the cue can be overcome, but if the weight is poorly distributed, I don't care if it is at "your" perfect weight - the cue will not hit well.
  
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