Cue Shaft extensions vs Cue Butt extensions.

Kevin Lindstrom

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What are the reasonings behind each type of extension?

How is one extension better that the other?

Curious to hear player's opinions.

Thanks

Kevin
 

Saturated Fats

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I've used both and settled on butt extensions. There are different lengths available for butts, not so much for shafts. You can take out weight bolts and obtain the same weight with the butt extension. Butts are usually easier to switch on and off because of the threads used.

Maybe the only thing I prefer with the shafts is the forward weighting. Particularly when CB is very close to the rail.
 

MitchAlsup

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Basically, the But-extension is put on and taken off on a per shot basis.
While the shaft extension is left on for the match. {breaking down cue, etc.}
 

telinoz

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Butt extensions just faster really.
Either messes with natural balance of the cue you're used to.

I have 3 lengths, quick release joints.
Once you practice with them, try 10 shots in a row with each one you have.
Just a few times a week.
It becomes 2nd nature.

Never. Ever. Stretch.
Use the rest for the long ones.
Don't be lazy.
Simple rules, happy days.
 

Michael Webb

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What are the reasonings behind each type of extension?

How is one extension better that the other?

Curious to hear player's opinions.

Thanks

Kevin
I started making extensions for the joint side in the mid 90's.
Based on facing problems etc etc etc
The one's for the bottom of the butt are less agravation.
But some people prefer that extra forward weight at the joint.
 

hang-the-9

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What are the reasonings behind each type of extension?

How is one extension better that the other?

Curious to hear player's opinions.

Thanks

Kevin

Depends on how you like the balance and hit feel to be, and if you are talking about a permanent one or just one to help reach some shots.

For playing with, mid extension, for shot reach, rear extension, for me personally. Although I don't use any extension full time, either use a bridge, a pop one rear extension or a 30" cue butt for some reach and balance. Seems most players I know and see, if they use a permanent extension it's on the rear.
 

fastone371

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I started making extensions for the joint side in the mid 90's.
Based on facing problems etc etc etc
The one's for the bottom of the butt are less agravation.
But some people prefer that extra forward weight at the joint.
What if people add a joint extension and move their back forward an equal amount, wouldn't that actually make the cue more rear weighted?? I use a 2 1/2" joint extension because I always had my pinky and ring finger wrapped around the butt of the cue, now I can use the same cue holding span and all of my fingers fit on the butt. I see some people who grip their cue on the forward side of the wrap when using joint extensions, isn't an extension kind of unneeded in that scenario??
 

Zerksies

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If you are tall and need a cue longer then a 58” playing cue I would go with the shaft extension. If you need a temporarily longer cue for hard to reach shots then I would go with the butt extension
 

Texas Carom Club

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Butt extensions just faster really.
Eith
er messes with natural balance of the cue you're used to.



I have 3 lengths, quick release joints.

Once you practice with them, try 10 shots in a row with each one you have.

Just a few times a week.

It becomes 2nd nature.

Never. Ever. Stretch.
Use the rest for the long ones.
Don't be lazy.
Simple rules, happy days.

that bit is my greatest enemy, i get lazy too often without realizing till i miss one i shouldnt have
 

HueblerHustler7

AndrewActionG
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Im seeing balance point coming into play more than anything. Some people like the way a forward weighted cue feels, you can easily obtain that with a 2inch shaft extension, problem here is if the joints are not faced up correctly you can have a pretty nasty looking wobble. Some people are taller than 6 foot and tend to be gripping far back on the cue, you can remove the weight bolt put and extension on and call it a day. Also if you can get use to playing with a longer cue ( either way butt or shaft extension ) there tends to be less shots you have to struggle with as far as reach goes. Butt there are a ton of Balance point and weight shifting technicalities that can make the player like the cue more with either type extension, all I can say is try it out you'd be surprised how much it broadens the mind into realizing you can make a cue truly play like a tool specifically for you.
 

Michael Webb

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What if people add a joint extension and move their back forward an equal amount, wouldn't that actually make the cue more rear weighted?? I use a 2 1/2" joint extension because I always had my pinky and ring finger wrapped around the butt of the cue, now I can use the same cue holding span and all of my fingers fit on the butt. I see some people who grip their cue on the forward side of the wrap when using joint extensions, isn't an extension kind of unneeded in that scenario??
I think so but I give up on common sense logic and just try to give them what they ask for.
 
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