Which is the Best Snooker Cue?

January 22, 2020
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I am often asked what is the best snooker cue? Well it depends on what you mean, if you mean which cue has the best action for potting the balls, the only answer I can give you is the cue you feel most comfortable with, price here is not an issue. In fact which ever cue you buy, you are going to have to get used to it and practice with it often, to get to know it. Even the pros prefer playing with a cue they know rather than getting the fanciest cue they can get. Remember when Stephen Hendry had his cue broken by an airline? It took him a couple of months to get familiar with his new cue and start winning tournaments again. His old cue was only a simple machine made cue but he knew how to get the best out of it.

It is the same for all cues, providing you pay at least £ 40 you will get a cue fit for purpose and you just have to get used to it's foibles until it is almost part of you.

Now if you mean by the best snooker cue, the one that looks the coolest, the world is your oyster. There are lots of cue manufacturers that produce the most amazing looking cues, but they will cost you. The Hand made variety especially come with some exotic woods with names you've never heard of from far distant forests. There are pink colored woods, blue colored woods and of course really black ebony, the list is endless, and this is where the cue maker's skill comes in. They splice the woods together which is a tricky process and wastes a lot of that expensive colored wood to produce those beautiful butt ends of the snooker cue that are truly works of art and that is what you pay for. Cues made from these processes are very expensive typically £ 400 plus depending on the wood used and the number of splices needed. No painted butts here, but even the machine made cues can look really cool as well, coming in at around £ 100 plus you can get a really good looking cue with pearlized type finishes that rival the looks of the hand made variety. So pick your budget and providing you are paying around £ 40 or so for your cue you can make it the best snooker cue for you.

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