Long Cue Shafts

mchnhed

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What are long cue Shafts used for?

I bought a McDermott D-21 Shaft off of Fleabay.
It is 30 5/8” long. Compared to the “normal” 29”.

Why are some Shafts longer?

I’ve read that more people are asking for 30” Shafts nowadays.
 

RiverCity

AzB Silver Member
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What are long cue Shafts used for?

I bought a McDermott D-21 Shaft off of Fleabay.
It is 30 5/8” long. Compared to the “normal” 29”.

Why are some Shafts longer?

I’ve read that more people are asking for 30” Shafts nowadays.

Hmmmm. I wonder why that could be?

I have always wondered why they make cues and shafts in different weights and diameters too.

Seems to me that everybody should just play with the exact same equipment whether it 'fits' them or not. :thumbup:
 

mchnhed

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I’m not saying their needs to be a set standard but....
Aren’t “most” cues 58”? 29” x 29”?
So if the butt is 29”, why do some current players “want” a 30” Shaft?

Why not a 30” Shaft and a 30” butt?
or a 31”/32”/33” shaft on a 29” butt?

And..... thickness and taper of the butt, taper of the shaft, total weight, forward/rear balance is not what I am asking about.
I can reason why their are different preferences for those areas.
My question is only for the shaft length.

Sometimes people are ready to pounce on any question, without reading the question.
 
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RiverCity

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I’m not saying their needs to be a set standard but....
Aren’t “most” cues 58”? 29” x 29”?
So if the butt is 29”, why do some current players “want” a 30” Shaft?

Why not a 30” Shaft and a 30” butt?
or a 31”/32”/33” shaft on a 29” butt?

And..... thickness and taper of the butt, taper of the shaft, total weight, forward/rear balance is not what I am asking about.
I can reason why their are different preferences for those areas.
My question is only for the shaft length.

Sometimes people are ready to pounce on any question, without reading the question.


Sometimes people answer their own questions without realizing it.
 

RiverCity

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I got it off off Fleabay as explained in the OP.
There was no mention of the longer length in the listing.

Any answers to my question?

I answered you, longer cue using an existing 29" butt.

Put the pipe down, you have had enough. :grin:
 

misterpoole

AzB Silver Member
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If you order a custom cue that is 59" then i would expect a 29 1/2 split. If you have a 29" butt and want a 59" cue then you need an after market 30" shaft. Its nice to have an extra inch its also nice to have a slightly more forward balanced cue.
 

jrctherake

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Hmmmm. I wonder why that could be?

I have always wondered why they make cues and shafts in different weights and diameters too.

Seems to me that everybody should just play with the exact same equipment whether it 'fits' them or not. :thumbup:

Hey fellow!!!!!

You need to stop using commonsense. It will confuse the rest of us.

Jeff
 

mchnhed

I Came, I Shot, I Choked
Silver Member
If you order a custom cue that is 59" then i would expect a 29 1/2 split. If you have a 29" butt and want a 59" cue then you need an after market 30" shaft. Its nice to have an extra inch its also nice to have a slightly more forward balanced cue.

I knew that there was some intelligent life on AzB.
 

jimmyco

NRA4Life
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I got it off off Fleabay as explained in the OP.
There was no mention of the longer length in the listing.

Any answers to my question?

No answer to your particular query, but just an FYI, you can contact the seller of any ebay listing and ask pertinent questions before bidding.
 

mchnhed

I Came, I Shot, I Choked
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I knew a fellow that thought he was a good boxer because he was in a position to befriend a lot of "professional boxers". It cost him azzwhippens till he realized he wasn't what he thought/wished he was.

Do you know anyone like the "wannabe" boxer in the pool world?

Hey! I represent that remark!
 

mchnhed

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No answer to your particular query, but just an FYI, you can contact the seller of any ebay listing and ask pertinent questions before bidding.

I’m not complaining.
I can always trim it down.

Did you ask about the shaft length on every cue purchase you have ever did?
 

HawaiianEye

AzB Silver Member
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It's better to buy a shaft longer than 29" that one that is shorter.

If you don't like it, take an inch off.

Some people buy a cue and then want something a tad longer, so they buy an extra shaft with an added inch or two length on it. It is cheaper than having another cue made that is split 50/50.

I have a couple shafts that are longer than standard and I also have a cue that is 60", split 30"/30".
 
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jimmyco

NRA4Life
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I’m not complaining.
I can always trim it down.

Did you ask about the shaft length on every cue purchase you have ever did?

Length, weight, tip diameter, joint diameter, taper, ferrule, runout/roll.

Yes, for the shaft, if not already described.

Does not everybody?
 
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