I have a wood joint carom cue made of maple I think. I love the softness of the hit, especially in straight-rail billiards. I think I get a lot of feedback from it which translates well with adjusting to shots imo. This is one reason I'm not a big fan of carbon shafts. They advertise NO VIBRATION with a good connotation. If I can't feel the shot it's harder for me to adjust.Don't let the cue snobs hear you say this. I said I could feel the difference in the type of joint material and i was reamed a new asshole. Because i stated a stainless joint felt different then a Wood joint.
This is so true is some ways and so false in other ways.Another inane thread about nothing. Anyone! Anyone! Bueller?
Your right. All that purdy stuff on your cue butt don’t mean shēē-at.I've never picked up a cue and said. That ebony or maple or purpleheart. sure does hit sweet. Basically you can't pick up a cue ND tell what wood is in it from playing with it. Diameter taper weight and balance is what makes the cue for you. No way am I paying premium for a merry widow..just because it has some piece of fancy looking or rare wood . Cuemakers are charging 1k extra sometimes just because a cue is made with some fancy or rare wood.