Archive for pool cue sticks

How Pool Cue Sticks are Made

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Pool Cue SticksThe most essential piece of equipment for the game are the pool cue sticks, or simply the cue. They are tapered, typically 58 inches long and range between 18 and 21 ounces. They are primarily made of wood, but occasionally covered with other materials such as graphite or fiberglass. The length and weight can be altered to create a custom cue for the professional player.

There are three types of pool cue sticks.

One type is the one piece cue. These are generally for the casual player and often stocked in pool halls. They have a uniform taper and standard length and weight. Another type is the two piece cue. This is usually divided in the middle and screwed together. The two piece cue makes for easy transport and storage in a case. The third type is also a two piece cue, but the joint is not in the middle, but further down on the butt, about 1/3 from the end.

The parts of pool cue sticks:

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Break Pool Cues – Does Weight Matter?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Do light or heavy break pool cues result in better breaks ?

Break Pool CuesThat’s a question many people wonder.

A good break is one in which the balls scatter and none are left touching another and starting the game with a good break is extremely important.

Initially, you might think using a heavy weighted cue for the break would be best. Theoretically, that makes sense, to get the most power for your break. But first, you need to understand the weights of different cue sticks. The average weight would be 19 oz., a light cue is 18 oz and a heavy cue is 20 oz. or more. Past experience has shown me that it really comes down to personal preference.

However, many argue that it is all about physics. Read More→