Acceptable price for a new cue

WesleyW

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To a medium-advanced player, what price do you think would be acceptable? Ofcourse it is a personal preference issue. So I'm not asking, what would or can you spend on a cue.

I've some thoughts about this. I think a cue below $200 would been an entry level cue. Above $800-$1.000 would be too expensive. I think to a medium-advanced player something around $300-500 for a playing cue would be suited. What do you guys think?
 

jay helfert

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WesleyW said:
To a medium-advanced player, what price do you think would be acceptable? Ofcourse it is a personal preference issue. So I'm not asking, what would or can you spend on a cue.

I've some thoughts about this. I think a cue below $200 would been an entry level cue. Above $800-$1.000 would be too expensive. I think to a medium-advanced player something around $300-500 for a playing cue would be suited. What do you guys think?

You're right in the ballpark. You can get a good cue in that price range from quite a few well respected cue makers.
 

ShootingArts

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pretty close

There are a very few for under $375 that are a quality cue and if you buy a "name" cue you can easily push close to a thousand for a playing cue. Fancy doesn't have a top end of course.

Hu


WesleyW said:
To a medium-advanced player, what price do you think would be acceptable? Ofcourse it is a personal preference issue. So I'm not asking, what would or can you spend on a cue.

I've some thoughts about this. I think a cue below $200 would been an entry level cue. Above $800-$1.000 would be too expensive. I think to a medium-advanced player something around $300-500 for a playing cue would be suited. What do you guys think?
 

HollyWood

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Ya get what you pay for !

My thoughts are you need to step up when it comes to pool. You need to play with something that really excites you. or you will be shopping for another . Just do your home work. what kind of shoes do you buy- what kind of car do you drive- something that makes a statement- I think it is too bad that most people start at the bottom and work their way up- instead of looking at the top and working your way down. Here's a good example cases, I bought a pred-made by longoni 3-cues 4shafts, now comes in fancier colors, but has a black cover- 250.00 for protection and checking on air planes. ( it really works yesterday I accidently ran it over with my 2005 gmc)- inside 3 cues 1 rayes, 1 joss, and a Gilbert. I lost my breath but the cues and the case are a ok. I will be talking to mike at omega. Cases tested gmc tough! the point is pay for a real case as well! mark
 

ceebee

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Ant812

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thats plenty for a good stick. if it was me, i would buy a joss. i own 2 now along with plenty of customs that i paid up to $3000 for. i wouldnt be able to say that the customs shoot any better than the joss and hold a streight face. i wouldt worry about the quality either, i shot with one for 3 years and never had a single problem.
 

Cornerman

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WesleyW said:
To a medium-advanced player, what price do you think would be acceptable? Ofcourse it is a personal preference issue. So I'm not asking, what would or can you spend on a cue.

I've some thoughts about this. I think a cue below $200 would been an entry level cue. Above $800-$1.000 would be too expensive. I think to a medium-advanced player something around $300-500 for a playing cue would be suited. What do you guys think?

$500 sounds like a good ballpark step. OTOH, I think anyone who's serious about the game should be willing to pay more. But, you can obviously get all the quality you need at $500.

Fred
 

pwd72s

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The cue cost really has nothing to do with skill level. I'm a poor player, but I love my Josey custom...I don't drive like an Unser, but I drove Porsches for 40 years. I just like having good equipment. That's a pool code sin???

(edit) Wesley? I'd say buy what you like, within your budget.
 

shinobi

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pwd72s said:
The cue cost really has nothing to do with skill level. I'm a poor player, but I love my Josey custom...I don't drive like an Unser, but I drove Porsches for 40 years. I just like having good equipment. That's a pool code sin???

(edit) Wesley? I'd say buy what you like, within your budget.

Agreed. I recently bought a Josey sneaky and love it. They aren't so expensive anyway.
 

StevenPWaldon

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It's really dependent on what kind of person you are, how much money you have, and how much you want to spend.

I know a millionaire who plays with a Viking sneaky pete. He's around an A- player. He has plenty to spend, but doesn't want to spend it on a cue.

On the other hand, I know a guy who makes little more than minimum wage and plays with a Richard Black. He's around a D+/C- speed.

Everyone's different, especially with respect to cues and what is right for them.
 

s0lidz

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Personally, I think most people tend to overestimate the importance of price when it comes to cue selection. I've played with several different expensive cues, and I always keep going back to my $80 Players cue that I originally started playing with. This is just my personal experience. I am not attempting to speak for everyone here, but I just thought I'd throw it out there.
 

poolplayer2093

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a cue around 5 hundo will probably be able to do all the things youd need it to do and hold up well over time.
 

poolplayer2093

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s0lidz said:
Personally, I think most people tend to overestimate the importance of price when it comes to cue selection. I've played with several different expensive cues, and I always keep going back to my $80 Players cue that I originally started playing with. This is just my personal experience. I am not attempting to speak for everyone here, but I just thought I'd throw it out there.


you might have just got lucky and got a good one. not all production cues play as well as the same model from the same company
 

pooltchr

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pwd72s said:
I'd say buy what you like, within your budget.

That is probably the best advice I have ever seen on this subject on any forum!
Steve
 
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