Pool cues sticks
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.