Snooker Tip Shapes

If you continued playing snooker with a pool cue, you would be really missing out on some of the nuances that you would only discover playing with a proper tip size. Smaller tip sizes require a more refined cue action and players at a higher level can use a smaller tip size. Trying different cues over your playing career will help you. Cue Weight

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Take a look at some of the professional players tips below which I collected just prior and during and after the World Snooker Championships, why do you use the shape you use and do you need a change? Well this is more of a conventional snooker tip, I certainly fit a lot of these. This looks like more of a conventional tip, very close to the standard flat tip. Looking at the bottom edge of this tip of this tip, Ronnie uses the domed tip. Well Ronnie seems to have a different size cue tip and also the shape is now a little more standard and domed.

The height is certainly a lot less and there is a slight cone where the tip is larger than the ferrule but nothing to write home about. Again, this is more of a conventional flat tip. A reasonable amount of depth with very little dome on the surface. Sits nice on this cushion. Well this is a nice big tip that is very domed. I think he did ok with it though! Not the best picture but the tip is certainly domed without any real depth underneath the surface area.

I like to see a little depth before the surface shape. Nice depth and average shape, tip looks a little hard, I wonder if it is? Looks that way to me! I just checked both cues out. I think which you like. They both look similar in specs. They are both center-jointed and machine spliced.

I would say either would be fine. Whichever you think will be best and that you will love to use and enjoy. You will have to be more precise before I can give you a useful answer. Is it a pool or snooker cue?

What is the total weight now? What is your level of play? Hope to hear back soon. Hi, Nice to see this post. Especially when i need to pot in a straight or nearly straight lines. I thought it will give me less interference in aiming. Maple is less sticky to bridge i should admit. Thank you for your review. I appreciate you adding in your comments. Hi I play with a 23oz ash cue 9.

Thanks for the comment Dave. One thing that happened to me in changing cue weights from a very light cue around You are absolutely right, that confidence is half the game. Since i have operations Vitrectomy and Catact extration on my left eye, which is the dominant eye, over recent years. Have you tried the new Tricues? If so what do you think of them.

By the way the spamcheck question correct answer is not Thanks for posting a comment. In fact, I had never heard of such a cue until you mentioned it. After a quick chuckle, I put some thought into it, and I think it may actually be interesting to see how the cue would perform. I would definitely be interested to do a review of the cue at some point. I have been playing with a predator but now play snooker only.

I am 6ft5 and like a straight bridge arm as well as having broad shoulders. I currently have to bend my bridge arm a lot or run out of room for a swing at the back. My hands are big also.

Should I get a cheap cue and play with the extension always and wrap neoprene around the butt? Thanks for the comment. You could, as a test, play with a cheap snooker cue yes. The Predator pool cues would typically start around mm in tip size, so for that reason alone, getting a snooker cue around 10mm I recommend 9. If you continued playing snooker with a pool cue, you would be really missing out on some of the nuances that you would only discover playing with a proper tip size.

I also suggest staying away from layered tips initially. The limitations of a pressed tip Elkmaster or Blue Diamond actually help in the early stages. One possibility to consider is get a cue maker to build a snooker shaft for you that is inches longer than standard. This way, you get to keep using the Predator butt which are pretty good. This will greatly reduce the re-learning you need to make and will also help you to switch games without distraction.

If not, which wood should I be looking for in my first personal cue? Both ash and maple are easy to get here. One of the better local cue makers, Kevin Deroo, is world famous for his maple cue shafts. Regarding ebony for the bottom end of the cue, ebony is used to weight down the cue as its very dense and heavy. This is done to bring up the cue weight up to 18 or 19oz in total weight. With a pool cue, however, which will have a larger tip size, the shaft can account for more of the weight overall so some pool cue makers dont necessarily use ebony for the butt, and use things like Rosewood or other less dense and less expensive cues.

They are regarded as the best cues to use for pool and the joint system used uniloc allows you to try a variety of shafts on the market as they all support this joint system universally. If Predator cues are outside of your budget, head down to the local cue store and pickup a mid-range one piece pool cue. And then as your game improves, upgrade the cue later. Trying different cues over your playing career will help you. Each time you change cues, you are forced to re-evaluate cue action which is beneficial.

Hi, I am just getting into snooker as a sport however the cues at my local hall are a little on the worn side so I am looking to buy my own. As I said I am a beginner so a cheaper cue would be ideal as would a two piece for ease of transport. What cue would you recommend I look at? If you can, you should visit a cue shop that lets you try the cues.

If you can try the cue, you will be able to find a cue that fits your needs. As you are just getting into snooker, get a cue you can afford now, and then as your skills progress, you can upgrade and purchase a better cue later.

I also suggest a cue with around 9. A lot of the UK cues are going to be 9. A larger tip size also allows you make the cue more narrow later if you so wish. If you are still confused, get in touch and I will try to help you.

Just the information I was looking for as regards specifications of Snooker Cues. My daughter Arantxa Sanchis is 5 ft tall. She uses a Single piece Cue which is 52 inches length, 17 Oz wt , 28 mm butt diameter and 9 mm tip size. If I give her a Cue with any other dimensions, no matter even if the difference is very small, she feels uncomfortable. Please let me know if 9 mm tip size is Ok for Snooker. We'd like to settle any problem in a friendly manner.

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