Billards Toulet advice: how to choose a pool cue?

  • 17 March 2023
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A pool cue is an essential piece of equipment for all pool players, whether they are beginners or advanced. But with the wide variety of cues available, choosing the right one can be a real challenge. Here are some tips from Billards Toulet to help you choose the right pool cue for your needs.

The mode of play

The first thing to take into account when you want to buy a pool cue is obviously the type of game you play. An American cue will have different characteristics than a carom cue, especially the diameter of the tip.

The quality/price ratio

The choice of a pool cue can depend on the level of skill. Beginners usually opt for a less expensive and easier to handle cue. More advanced players may invest in a more expensive cue, which can offer them better accuracy and control. Billards Toulet offers a wide range of cues for all levels.

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Technical characteristics

The weight of the cue is an essential factor to consider. Cues vary in weight from 400 to 600 grams. The choice of this criterion depends largely on the personal preference of the player. Beginners may prefer a lighter cue to start with.

Depending on the size of the cue, but also on the playing space around the pool table, the length of the cue is an important consideration. Standard pool cues are 4 feet long, but there are shorter sizes for smaller players and children. For better balance, taller players can opt for longer cues.

1, 2 or 3? This is the number of pieces a cue can be made of. Whether you choose a one-piece, two-piece or three-piece cue is up to you. Some players will have a better quality of play with a one-piece cue while others prefer a different weight distribution. To find out what works best for you, you need to test.

Cue material and style

Wood, fiberglass, graphite or carbon, there are many materials to make quality cues. It will depend on the budget allocated to this purchase. Indeed, carbon will be more expensive than some woods.

Once the technical criteria have been determined, it remains to choose the style of the cue. For that, there is a choice: classic, design, colored, refined or even personalized with your first name.

The personalization of the cue is an option that we propose to make each cue unique: a first name, a nickname, a favorite word, everything is possible. Discover the range of accessories.