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snooker cues

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by jesta, 27 Jan 2006.

  1. jesta

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    hi,
    today i finally became a member of a snooker club, i have always liked playing snooker but dont play it often but now i think i will be playing everyweek. at my snooker club the cues are really poor...theres bascially no tips on the cues and some are a little bent. so i want to get myself a snooker cue. since im a beginner i dont need a brilliant and expensive one.

    i have a budget of £30(not a lot i know but cant afford anything over) which i want to come with a soft or hard case. can anyone recommend me one?
     
  2. G|mp

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    Go to Argos they have cues for about 30 quid

    Go for a 3 piece it will help when your playing snooker for longer reaching shots
    and i always find they are weighted better

    Ideally go to a shop that sells them and get a feel of the different weights

    Then save up and buy a hard case, believe me they get bashed about getting in
    and out of cars
     
  3. jesta

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    i had a look at argos and i cant seem to find any below £30 that are 3 piece..the cheapest ones are £40...how much would a hard case cost?under £20 or more?

    what snooker cue brands are good for £30?is wessexs or diablo anygood?
     
  4. G|mp

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    Nah go for a Riley if you can find one

    Hard cases are harder to find but you can get them for 25 quid

    Save up a bit more dude you can get lovely cues for 50-60 quid

    I got a Burrows and Watts cue for 55 a few years back now but they are
    still about

    They are based around Birmingham somewhere i think if you fancy having
    a search, i would but i really cant be arsed, ill have a look tomorrow for you
     
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  5. jesta

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    my friend has a 3 piece riley snooker cue,had a go felt quite good, the lucky sod got it for £12 from a car boot!!!!

    i may try and save up 50-60quid but i doubt i would be able to because of my spur of the moment spending.lol

    have you got any websites that sells lovely cues for £50-60?
     
  6. G|mp

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  7. G|mp

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    Although you can find cases cheaper than those

    Get one second hand if you can go round the car boots with your mate of need be
     
  8. jesta

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    thank you very much G|mp well have a nice long look at those links!!!
    i doubt i get one from car boots as i can imagine me getting one which a fat sweaty man has once used and done scary things with it!lol

    thank you very much for your help...will report back if i need more help choosing:D
     
  9. TripleT

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    Another link here. Cheap hard cases too ;)
     
  10. NokkonWud

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    You can get some cracking cues on eBay, I know, not the best, but my dads friend is a good snooker player who sells cues and, whilst he won't use one (he has a good handmade craftsman cue) he does sell this on as they are high quality.

    I am off to Craftsman Cues on Monday to have a feel around, I want to try a 16.5 cue and a smaller tip. If you want to try out different combo's try that.

    That is a low budget though, cues get so much better the more they cost.

    But for a beginner, definitely go for a Rileys cue, they are tailored that way.
     
  11. Pigeon_Killer

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    I don't think the price or brand should come in to the equation at all. It's how the cue feels when striking the ball that's the most important thing. I bought my first cue when I was 13 and it only cost £10. I got used to the weight of the cue when I was growing up and kept it for 7/8 years and got reasonably good. When it broke I bought another cue for £50 and I couldn't and still haven't got used to it. As far as the tip goes, if you're good enough to use all of the different types of spin go for a smaller tip but if not a bigger tip would be better suited to you while you learn the game.
     
  12. jesta

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    cheers for the input guys i probably will try some different cues from a mate of mine.. to see what kinda of weight and tip i like to use. i was talking to my uncle last night on msn and he said that most snooker cues for beginners are all the same so brand doesnt make a difference, is that correct?

    cheers
     
  13. daz

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    Definitely, try to go to a shop where you can hold the cue.

    Some snooker centres/halls also sell cues and they'll often let you try a cue out before buying... you just want to get one that feels good to you.

    My brother uses a really old one-piece. :cool:
     
  14. elroberto

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    BCE do some good cues at the budget end of the scale. For more expensive options I've found a couple of Powerglide's that are better than anything I've ever tried before, with one I was able to screw back nearly the length of the table which pleased me no end.
     
  15. jesta

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    i was looking on the internet at some BCE and they were cheap and was wondering if their were good.will try some of those if i have a chance.

    btw how much are the low-end but good for beginners Powerglide cue?

    cheers
     
  16. elroberto

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    I don't nkow about low end, the ones I saw started at £270 and went up! They felt fantastic, though.
     
  17. jesta

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    woah way to much!lol
    i have a look at riley,BCE,etc cues then...lol

    cheers

    more inputs welcome