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my pool cue

So i ordered my pool cue about a week ago from [English Darts and Billiards]. I got an initial receipt, but since it was supposed to be sent via UPS, they said they were going to give me a tracking number, and i hadn't heard from them.

So a couple of days ago, i emailed them and asked about it. I got a prompt reply from them saying something like, "We weren't able to ship your cue via UPS, so we sent it USPS via Priority Mail. We apologize for the inconvenience. To compensate, we've upgraded your cue."

So i paid for this cue, but i got this cue instead which is about $50 more. Sweet.

I played with it for the first time yesterday, just doing some drills i've learned in class this term. It feels different, but it feels really good. Not only does it give me a much smoother stroke, but it also gives a strong and consistent response to the cue ball that i'm not used to.

it feels like the first thing i've bought for myself in a while. but i have a bad memory, so that might not be true.

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zeus_gw
May. 9th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC)
Cool stick dude!!! What weight did you get? I use a 17 for my snooker cue and a 21 for my 8/9 ball. Not many people buy their own cues these days lol
lifeofmendel
May. 9th, 2003 08:41 pm (UTC)
i started using a 19 oz, and so that's what i've stuck with. heavier cues feel weird to me if i try to play with them. just not used to it, and i don't have to be, so whatever.

buying my own cue came from taking a pool class at school all year. i've learned a great deal and gotten a lot better, albeit still really inconsistent. I want to hone my skills better, and it's hard to do that, especially with english, if you're using a different cue all of the time.

snooker is fun too. i should take advantage of the snooker table we have here more... it would help a lot with my standard billiards game.
zeus_gw
May. 9th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Indeed snooker helps. But if you got an 8 ball cue then you'll find it very hard to play. Snooker balls are smaller then 8 ball ones. And the cue you use tapers more and is thinner most often. I highly recommend playing it though. Your angles will make a lot more sense when you return to the smaller table (if you play and the standard 6x12 one) And you're english (aka "juice") has to be much more accurate due to the smaller balls and strategy needed.

Awesome game is pool. I've played it for 14 years and used to manage a hall here. Truly a great art =)

Feel free to ask any questions if you have them =)

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