I have been having a hard time jumping the cue ball with my predator jump cue. I hear there are jump cues available that make the process much easier. Can anyone recommend a jump cue that might help me, thanks.
Low deflection cues are notoriously hard to jump with. Try a house cue to see the difference.I have been having a hard time jumping the cue ball with my predator jump cue. I hear there are jump cues available that make the process much easier. Can anyone recommend a jump cue that might help me, thanks.
All jump cues jump more easily than any playing cue. The differences from jump cue to jump cue are much smaller. Get one you like.I have had professional instruction on jumping. I can jump the cue ball, but I was told that my jump cue isn't the easiest to jump with. I did hear that the dymondwood jumper was a good one to try. Thanks for the suggestions.
All jump cues jump more easily than any playing cue. The differences from jump cue to jump cue are much smaller. Get one you like.
None of this means that one wood grain might or might not be a fraction better for jumping due to better energy transfer, but I think it's such a fine line that weight and speed and accurate cb hit trumps wood type.
my house pro can do 2-3 finger width jumps over a ball with the alex brick jump part of the jump breaker made of dyamondwood with a white diamond or g10 tip
he is so confident with it he gave up on his other wood jumper
sort of like carbon fiber vs wood in tennis racquets....modern is better
just my opinion
I would love to know the weight of that diamond wood jump cue. I used a 3/8" dowel rod from Lowes to jump a ball about 1/2 an inch away from the cb once. It was poplar, very soft wood, and had no ferrule or tip. It weighed 3oz. Maybe a harder wood with a little more weight can provide the same results. It would be an interesting experimental comparison.
my alex brick jump breaker is 19.4 ounces together
the jumper section is 11.1 ounces
my house pro's jump breaker i think is 18.5 ounces
he can definitely do 3 fingers separation with mine and i think 2 fingers too
The most effective jump cues seem to be the ones with the hardest tips. Many of them have phenolic tips. Phenolic tips damage the cue ball. That's something to keep in mind if you are playing on your own table. Maybe even if you are playing on someone else's table.
That's good to know. How do they damage the cue ball, does it crack it?
Chalk is made of ground-up sand. If the tip is softer than the cue ball, nearly all of the penetration will be into the tip. If the tip is as hard as the cue ball, half of the penetration of the particles will be into the cue ball. The cue ball becomes scuffed and is more likely to retain chalk.
This is easy enough to test if you a ball with a nice, smooth, polished surface and you don't care what happens to it. I have done that test.