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19-12-2006, 11:07 PM
I am looking for a good quality graphite pool cue for a mate's birthday. Any suggestions on where to buy, or some prices perhaps?
19-12-2006, 11:10 PM
i cant help you with buying one, but seeing as I own one I may be able to give a little mini review.
great for making a break at the start of a game.
rubbish for everything else...no feel, no finesse...one of those "if all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail" pool cues.
it is too hard a material for soft strokes...not enough user feedback really.
but if he wants one:-)
19-12-2006, 11:45 PM
Yeah you're better off getting him a traditional wooden two-piece. The tips are also much easier to modify to suit your game.
Graphite cues for me feel too heavy near the tip, most of the weight of a cue should be at the bottom.
20-12-2006, 12:03 AM
I played with a graphite cue this past weekend, lost one game out of 15 so needless to say I was impressed! It wasn't mine, cost a friend R300 from Cash Crusaders..
20-12-2006, 12:20 AM
it's funny, because I like playing with my graphite, but none of my friends get along with it.
I may just add here that I kinda like pool cues and got 6 here..all different. It is a bad habit, but I play with one for a few months, get the hang of it, then change moods and grab something else. My wife got me the graphite coz I liked the idea of an all black cue, and it suits me when I am in a bad mood from work and just want to hit something hard.:-)