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Pool Cue TipFor the first time in my life I had to re-tip m own cue I have had the same Pool Cue Stick for about 5 years and while I was shooting the pool cue tip fell off. I figured how hard could it be so I went to a pool cue store bought the right size 12mm tip and sanded both the cue top, and the back of the tip down and layed it flat. squeezed some super glue on the base then put the tip on while using rubber bands and a clamp to keep it down, flush, and straight and waited for 24 hours.

I went to go play som 8 ball pool the next day and it after an hour of playing I realized I was missing most of the easy straight in shots and especially all of my cut shots. So I sanded the tip down to what I thought was flat again by hand… This was the worst experience in my life and one of the guys who sells and take care of my cues told me that what I did was the worst thing possible. He took my cue shaft away from me and stuck it in a pool cue machine and sanded the tip off, then with the same machine routed the shaft top down a good millimeter, glued on a new tip then sanded the tip down straight in less than 1 hour after that my cue was perfect just needed to wait 4 hours for it to be completely dry and was good to go.

What happened was when I put on my own tip there is no possible way any human or person can find the exact level like a real tipping machine could do, plus as the shaft would spin in the machine it would not only make everything level automatically but would also curve your tip evenly down. I have been playing pool for over 18 years and now I have learned my lesson. You have 2 choices when your pool cue tip is non-functional or snapped off. Buy a brand new shaft for your pool cue stick or take it to a professional with the same leveling machine, never let someone eyeball it on or think its an easy fix in the long run you will be a much happy camper.

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Players Pool CuePlayers Pool Cues are perfect for all types of players and for the price you pay for these hand made cues it’s a steal for the quality and precision you get.  The Players pool cue in the image is classically styled to a natural stained birds-eye maple forearm with four reverse overlay black veneer points, simulated black wrap, white phenolic joint collar, black with white ring sets and a natural stained birds-eye maple butt sleeve with four reverse overlay black veneer points.

And if you do not know what all of that means then we will make it clear for 50 bucks you are getting a sweet pool cue that will last a long time while looking sharp. Players pool cues are made with the intention will will be shooting allot with it and so its effectiveness is base on a durable wood with a beautiful stain so you can shoot well, while looking good.

We recommend Players Pool cue for beginner starting up there are so many other no name brands for 20 to 50 bucks at your local Wal-Mart or Target but those cues are massed produced and horribly made and what that means is the stick may not be straight, it may warp easily, or the tip was made to fall off after only a few game sets. But with a Players cue you get a good quality pool cue stick for a very good price.

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Pool Cue CaseWhen purchasing a Pool cue it is important to immediately get a pool cue case whether it is a cheap soft case and and expensive attache case you need to protect it ASAP. The first reason is because you do not want your shaft to take any kind of chips or your cue shaft to get and scratches or bumps that can result in distracting you from shooting a good cue ball shot.

Orr suggestion is to get a basic pool cue hard case that holds 2 pool cues and has some pockets to hold your own chalk, tip shaper, even some scuff pads or fin grain sand paper this way you can carry your complete billiards and pool arsenal around in one nice bag. Even if you only have one cue these hard case pool cue tubes are inexpensive and gives you the ability to expand your cues later on considering most pool players now a days have their own break cue.

Another great thing about a hard case is the added protection if you have a soft case and someone accidentally steps on your cue stick while it is in a soft case it’s a good possibility that this will damage or even worse break your cue stick. And with a hard case there is the extra protection of weathering if it is raining outside it will give the extra protection to ward off moisture or if you accidentally leave it in your car it will protect heavy against heat stick expansion weathering.

Either way the point being is to alwas get a pool cue case right away after purchasing a pool cue but if you ask our expertise a 2 stick hardcase should be your first for the quality protection your stick needs right away. You can get a full range of pool cue cases at Official PRO Sports now a leader in Billiards and Pool player equipment.

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