What shape should a pool cue tip be?
The most important part of any cue is the tip. Your major concern should be how well it maintains its shape and holds chalk. The tip should never be smooth or chalk deficient! The tip should be shaped within a dime to nickel radius.
How do I keep my pool cue from warping?
Don’t lean your cue up against any surface, such as a wall or the pool table. This can cause the tip of the cue to bend. Don’t leave your cue next to any heat source, such as a radiator or fireplace. Don’t store it in extreme hot or cold—such as a basement or attic or hot car.
How often should you scuff pool cue tip?
Firmly tap into the tip and rotate the tip for even application. Use as needed for chalk retention. I use it once every 2 or 3 nights of play, use it after scuffing or shaping, not before.
What cue stick does Efren Reyes use?
Mezz Efren Reyes ELM02 Limited Edition Pool Cue
This Limited Edition Cue was made in collaboration with the “Magician” Efren Reyes following his playing style requirements. It features Mezz Cues second to none craftsmanship providing a unique performance and solid feel.
Should you shape a pool cue tip?
The tip is the most important part of your cue. After all, it’s the only part of the cue that actually contacts the cue ball. A mis-shapen, worn out, or bad tip can and will throw off your game. So, it’s important to keep your tip in tip-top shape.
Can a warped pool cue be fixed?
Minor bends in a pool cue can be fixed quite easily. You can do so simply by bending it back by hand. Place the tip of your cue on the floor with the cue itself at a slight angle. Then place the palm of your hand against the warp and press down on it.
How long do pool cues last?
How long will a cue tip last? On average, a good cue tip should last about 6 months when used regularly. However, the longevity of the cue tip depends on certain factors such as the material used, the frequency of use, and maintenance.
What weight pool cue is best?
Ideally, you should get a cue stick weighing 18.5-21 ounces for American pool and one that weighs 17-19 ounces for English pool.
How do I know the weight of my pool cue?
In the past, you may have noticed small numbers written on the butt sleeves, or handles, of house cues. Those numbers indicate the weight of the cue in ounces. Most pool halls offer cues between 18 and 21 ounces, while most pros will prefer either a 19, or 19.5-ounce cue.
What is the heaviest legal pool cue?
Per BCA rules, a pool cue may not weigh more than 25 oz. There is no maximum length specified. The tip may not be wider than 14 mm, and the ferrule may not be longer than one inch. Note that many people feel, intuitively, that a heavier cue would break better, but such is not necessarily the case.
How often should you change your cue tip?
A good rule of thumb is to change your cue tip every 6 months.
What size cue tip do the pros use?
13mm is the most common among players. Again, sizes vary among pro pool players, but 13mm tips are the most common.
How often should you chalk your cue?
How frequently should you chalk? Answers will vary among players regarding how often you should chalk your cue stick, but a good rule to follow is to chalk every, and if not every other shot. If a shot requires extra spin on the ball, chalking is advised because it will provide additional friction during the impact.