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Choosing the Best Pool Cue
April 13, 2018|Site review

Choosing the Best Pool Cue

Pool cues sticks

 What do you want in a pool stick?
Ask ten players and get ten different answers. One thing they all agree on is that it should feel good.

And it should have a “great hit”. Probably the most common characteristics players used to define the hit were solid and quiet.

Corner Pocket Pool Cues is proud to offer the best brands of cues, from manufacturers with up to 40 years of experience,

refining the art of making a cue that is just right for you!
We offer cues used by hundreds of Pros and that have been used to win thousands of tournaments, including at least

9 World Championships at unbeatable prices. Whether you are a Pro, a progressing amateur or looking for a great cue

to start you kids playing, we have what you are looking for!

We have pool stick with polished stainless steel joints, irish linen wraps, and high gloss finishes. –

We have Artistic, Exotic and Custom cues to fit your personality and your style.

Available in a large variety of beautiful colors, finishes and unique designs including a variety of wood options

combined with precision manufacturing and the latest cutting edge technologies. You’ll find rich ebony, rosewood,

bright colored cocobolo, and Birdseye maple just to name a few. After you choose your favorite style and designs,

pick the dimensions that are right for you

Thank you again for taking the time to browse through our selection of pool cues and pool sticks.

We hope you find just the right cue to match your needs.


As in any game of billiards, in a game of American pool the cue stick is not the main thing of a pool table. It is a good key which helps to unlock the potential of billiards. Billiard cue has an undeniable importance in the game. The key depends on the accuracy correctness of striking the cue-ball.

As a rule, professional pool players are allowed to use not one, but two cues. The first cue stick is designed for ordinary strikes while the second, which is shorter and harder, is designed for hopping strikes. The dimensions a pool table and the weight of balls have identified the main parameters of the cue. 
American pool Cue stick – Specifications:
Cue weight from 18 to 20 ounce
Length of the cue 150cm
Balance 43 – 45cm
Shaft 12.5 -13 mm


In such case, the cue stick is not selected by the parameters of the player. If you play pool with a longer cue, you automatically will have to step further from the table, which decreases your aiming. The diameter of the pools label is 13mm. This is the optimal size of the label and is suitable for balls of any diameter. The style of American billiards put a mark on the material of constructing the cues. The bottom of the cue is mostly made out of mahogany. In other, more expensive models they use ebony, Makassar or other varieties of black wood. Usually, the impact section of the cue is made out of Canadian maple. Historically pool cues are always decorated with inserts, designs or inlays. It’s best to own your own cue and gradually get used to it. In time your cue will become so personal for, that you won’t even think before doing a strike.

Taking care of the cue

The cue requires some care, then it will last you a lifetime. Taking care includes all sorts of little things which may not seem important to and when something serious happens to your cue, you begin to think that you’ve purchased a low-quality cue. For example: if you don’t change the label when needed, you can break the shaft (once and for all). If you don’t treat the cue label right, you will end up doing bad strikes. Once you’ve finished playing, the cue stick should be whipped so that dirt would not eat into the wood.






How to properly keep the  Pool cue stick?

Or rather how to properly keep a handmade cue stick? With plastic of fiberglass cues everything is clear. They were designed not to worry about storage question. This is the most frequently asked question of our customers. Because improper cue storage often leads to the fact that the cue has to be thrown away. 
Handmade cues are made ​​of wood, well-seasoned, dried, but still wood. The main danger to any tree is moister. No matter what the quality would the timer be from which
the cue is executed, if it absorbs moisture it is obvious your cue will be damaged. Therefore it is unnecessary to leave the cue in a room with high humidity, in the bath, on the street, in the trunk of the car etc. That is why cues are coated with wax, varnish and other things to protect it from external environment.


Ideally, the cue stick must be stored by hanging it on a special hanger at the tip of the shaft (upper part of the cue) in a dry environment with stable temperature and humidity. Being in such a position, the cue hangs down under its own weight, making it perfectly straight.
If the cue stick is solid then it must be kept in suspended state, as a last resort you can put it on a flat horizontal surface, such as a billiard table. Never lean the cue against the wall, even under a single angle. With a length of 160 cm the cue, will sag under its own weight and become crooked. If the cue stick is made out of two or three parts then here it’s a little easier. The length of the cue tribes is small which leads to minimum probability of crooking when stored in a box or a case.
If the cue stick is made out of well-seasoned wood, there is nothing to fear that something might happen to it. Although, if you play rarely then its best to hang it down. So, if you stick to these simple rules, your cue stick will serve you for a long time.


Pool chalk the cue

Chalk increases the friction between the label and the surface of the ball. This is especially important in lateral rotation, and not only in the side, because the cue stick at impact is directed to the edge of the ball.
Rubbing chalk into your label is necessary before each strike, since it is always falling off after you take a hit.

Pool cue cases

Cue cases.
The cue case defends and protects the cue stick during transportation and storage.
Any case can do the job. Cue cases are designed not only for safe transportation, but also during prolonged storage, because the proper storage requires a cue
fixed position. If you hold the , the cue stick leaning against the wall or simply laid
on the table, then over time , the cue stick loses its directness. This is why there are cue cases.


Cue cases can be made with different designs and have different stiffness. The most regular cue cases are made out of dense material. Often the material is impregnated with
water-repellent composition. But such a case is extremely weak and does not protect from mechanical influences. Such a cue case can be purchased if you are planning to go to the billiard room not far from home. A hard cue case is much more practical and reliable. Hard cases may have the form of case studies, tubes or trunks. Nothing threatens your cue in such cases. In addition, all of the cue parts can be securely fixed and withstand long-term storage without any damage to itself. Materials from which are made tubes, trunks or cases
can be very different. Only a rigid frame and waterproof cover upholstery unites them all in one thing. Modern cue covers are usually made ​​of plastic – a convenient and practical material. But there are also options for cases of aluminum or thin steel. The trim of the case is usually made of tree or skin. The price for exclusive cue cases can up to a thousand dollars. In both versions, when the cover is
designed for a precast cue, all its parts must be placed separately without any possibility of contact between each other. When selecting your case, try to for which purposes you will be using it. A normal, soft case for short trips would be just fine. For regular and distant trips its recommended you purchase a hard case. In addition, a coffer or hard leather case
would be the perfect gift for friends, playing billiards



Pool gloves

In a game of pool the glove is used for less friction between the cue and your hand.

The pool glove is made out of flexible material. It should closely encircle your hand, not fold up. When we choose a glove, we must keep in mind it will stretch in a bit of time. So it’s best to choose a more smaller, tighter glove.


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