As a standard

desi2960

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I know it's up to each builder, and I know what's the best this or that, but is there a standard distance from the joint, where a cue is cut to put a.joint in the butt for a jump break?
 

JoeyInCali

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Legal length is 41" AFAIK.
29" shaft? 12" handle.
Another 4" or so for distance jumping.
 

Mcues

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I was under the impression the legal total length had to be under 43" in any case that's the guideline I've used. :)

Mario
 

AtLarge

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Legal length is 41" AFAIK.
29" shaft? 12" handle.
Another 4" or so for distance jumping.

I was under the impression the legal total length had to be under 43" in any case that's the guideline I've used. :)

Mario

The minimum length of a cue under both the WPA and the CSI (BCAPL and USAPL) equipment specifications is 40 inches.
 

desi2960

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I ask here and other forums

Thank you to all.
I think the consensus is 40 is shortest minimum.
But many answers being anything can be used over 40, then its just personal choice.
 

cubswin

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Not a cuemaker, but the best jump cue I've ever owned was done by Kevin Varney. Was a jump/break, and it had a longer handle than most jump cues when it was broken down.

Also he had the joint dia about the same for either butt piece, so could go with a the rear section which was a few inches longer for long jumps.
 

Mcues

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So jumping with your playing cue would be an illegal shot?

I'm under the impression maximum is 43" minimum is 40" Let the legal bees figure it out. Normally 29" plus 12 or 13" is where I come in. :)

Mario
 
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AtLarge

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I'm under the impression maximum is 43" minimum is 40" Let the legal bees figure it out. Normally 29" plus 12 or 13" is where I come in. :)

Mario

No. Under both the WPA and the CSI (BCAPL and USAPL) equipment specifications, cues have a minimum length (40 inches) but no maximum length. The rules do not have separate specs for jump cues vs. break cues vs. playing cues. Jump shots can be played with any cue that is 40 inches or longer, providing that it also meets the other required specs.

WPA: https://wpapool.com/equipment-specifications/#Cue-Sticks

CSI (BCAPL and USAPL): page 8 here -- https://www.playcsipool.com/bcapl-rules.html
 

conetip

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No. Under both the WPA and the CSI (BCAPL and USAPL) equipment specifications, cues have a minimum length (40 inches) but no maximum length. The rules do not have separate specs for jump cues vs. break cues vs. playing cues. Jump shots can be played with any cue that is 40 inches or longer, providing that it also meets the other required specs.

WPA: https://wpapool.com/equipment-specifications/#Cue-Sticks

CSI (BCAPL and USAPL): page 8 here -- https://www.playcsipool.com/bcapl-rules.html
The only thing to add is a maximum weight of 25 oz and a maximum tip size of 14mm.
The 40 inch rule has a gray area, ie is that from the ferrule , or from the very front of the tip. Most who make jump cues, make them 41 inches or so, being that any tape measure can show that it is longer than 40 inches, with or without a tip.
 

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The only thing to add is a maximum weight of 25 oz and a maximum tip size of 14mm. ...

The words "providing that it also meets the other required specs" in my post #11 were to cover all the specs other than length. That includes more than weight and tip size.
 
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