what's the best cue you ever hit with, and why?

Texas Carom Club

play 1cushion & balkline
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The more I play the less the cue matters
Long as it's stiff maple big dia since that's what I been using last several yrs
 

HawaiianEye

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I like the confidence! I looked at your page, some very nice-looking cues. I like wood, too, tho it appears you are on another level ^_^

Here is one John made for me. Cocobolo cored with Purple Heart with a Sindora burl handle and three shafts.


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evergruven

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The more I play the less the cue matters
Long as it's stiff maple big dia since that's what I been using last several yrs

I relate to this in a way..and I like stiff cues, too
the more I play, the more confident I am about pool in general
and can find comfort with many different cues
but by the same token, the more I play, the more I learn what I like/don't like
and if I have my druthers, I'll take that info., and apply it
 

straightline

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I've hit balls with Tads, Southwests, One very expensive ebony/ivory possibly Bludworth, not sure. Those were so pricey I didn't even feel like holding them. I'm currently using a $200 sneaky which is the best I've ever shot with. That along with a Huebler sneaky a half dozen under $100 Asian cues - also the best I've ever shot with. Seriously I have no preference as long as they do what I'm shooting.
 

lakeman77

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Forget all the "hit" talk, the question should be which cue is easiest to make balls.
 

garczar

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These threads, IMO, are just like asking what's the best: beer, wine, pizza, whiskey, Mexican food, yada-yada-yada. Way too subjective. Just don't see the point other than sheer boredom. My $.02, nothing more. BTW, what's the best table glue?? ;)
 

Lawnboy77

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These threads, IMO, are just like asking what's the best: beer, wine, pizza, whiskey, Mexican food, yada-yada-yada. Way too subjective. Just don't see the point other than sheer boredom. My $.02, nothing more.
I was kinda hoping folks would post a pic of their favorite playing cue. A little cue porn on a Sunday morning is nice.
 

garczar

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I was kinda hoping folks would post a pic of their favorite playing cue. A little cue porn on a Sunday morning is nice.
The best cue, to me anyway, is whatever i'm using to win $$ with at any given time. One of the best for me was a $30 pos fiberglass-coated Cuetec. Kept it in my car yr. round and won a lot with it. I've had FAR nicer cues that didn't come close in 'revenue generation'.
 

greyghost

Coast to Coast
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5grand for a plain no-veneer 4pt'r is pure insanity.

We all know collectibility and such is a diff animal.

I saw a 4x8 blue canvas painting with a white line in the middle go for like 8 million….I didn’t know ping pong table wall hangings were so valuable


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Fatboy

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50s Martin. Original condition. All white is ivory snd the wrap is pig skin. Wonderful cue.


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I’ve hit with probably 5-6 of these over the years, never owned one 😕😕, I remember seeing one with a ivory handle. It weighed 26-27oz that cue didn’t hit too good. Was made from old cue balls. Rick wanted 9k for it in 91/92 as I recall.

yours is wonderful thx for the pics 😀😀
 

Fatboy

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5grand for a plain no-veneer 4pt'r is pure insanity.
I’ll let you hit some balls with mine, you mite rethink that statement 😀😉🤠

but yes very expensive and worth it. Tony ain’t getting rich that for sure. He spends more money to build cues than anyon, as he says. I’m a great cue maker and horrible biz man. I won’t argue.

edit, anything made before 2010 is a different story, not so good. 2010 and newer-nice😀
 

Bob Callahan

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A cue I built myself but not after tweaking it multiple times even at one point removing the wrap and taking the butt down a bit. I also made a shaft and hollowed out the first 6 inches.
Plugged it a added a 1/2 inch sleeved ferrule, very thin. Except for making a few new shafts over time, I haven't changed in over 30 years.

That's the earliest I've heard of someone hollowing out a shaft. Do you remember the shaft diameter and the wall thickness?
 
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