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  • James Davis

    May 14, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    One important factor to consider when purchasing a pool cue is the type of game you’ll be playing. For example, if you primarily play eight-ball, you may prefer a cue with a softer tip for more control over spin shots. On the other hand, if you primarily play nine-ball, you may prefer a harder tip for more accurate breaks.

    Another factor to consider is the balance of the cue. A cue that is well-balanced will feel comfortable in your hand and provide a more consistent stroke. You can test the balance of a cue by holding it in your bridge hand and seeing how it feels.

    Price is also an important consideration. While you can certainly find quality cues at lower price points, higher-end cues may provide more advanced features such as specialized joints or intricate designs. Ultimately, it’s up to the individual player to decide how much they want to invest in their equipment.

    Lastly, it’s a good idea to test out a few different cues before making a purchase. Many billiards shops or pool halls will have cues available for players to try out, which can help you get a feel for different weights, tips, and shafts. By testing out different cues, you can make a more informed decision and find a cue that feels comfortable and suits your playing style.