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Don’t throw away your pool cue sitck you have been using for years just because the stick is warped, most of the time the only thing warped on a pool cue is the Shaft and most people disregard that the handle is that hardest part to warp. You can get a new and possibly even a better shaft for your cue if you know that type of hole and screw you are dealing with everything from Uni-loc to 18 ribbed but its best to do the research on your own or take it to a professional and allow them to tell you which shafts will fit.

To find out if your shaft or handle is warped twist it apart to the two separate pieces, if you ahve a one piece cue leave it as is. now find a completely flat surface (you can use a pool table) and roll it across gently observing if the stick, shaft, or handle have a wave in te roll. If the pieces are straight it will roll across with no wave or bends, if it is warped you will see a bump or wobble when rolled. If you have a one piece cue roll it a few time because it may be harder to see, if your one piece cue is warped unfortunately you are looking to buy a new cue all together and same will apply if your handle is warped.

If the shaft only is warped there are many places where you can find a replacement our sister company Official Pro Sorts has a huge selection of cue shafts from Lucasi, Arsenal, and Predator. Each one has it own unique uses but the one difference between all of te shaft manufacturers is Lucasi Shafts seem to have the better life tim warranty replacing any shaft that is damaged or warped for a life time guarantee.

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Pool Cue ShaftMost average to expert level pool players are picky about their shaft size, especially the Diameter around. Most standard pool cue sticks are about 13mm from the tip down but then you can get a 12 millimeter and even and slim as 11.75mm which does not seem like a lot of size difference but if you have a regular cue that you shoot with and switch over it is definitely a huge handling difference.

The theory between the different sizes really are meant for the tips of the cue stick. A 13mm tip will obviously have a lot more surface and is more for starting players or the average player who does not use a lot of trick shots or over use of English, versus a 12mm tip some people believe that since its a smaller surface area on the stick that your draw stroke, or your top strokes allow more precision shooting.

I believe that the real difference between the 2 size shafts is the extra weight of the complete cue stick, so if you have a bigger pool cue shaft your stick will be a lot more front heavy like a corvette sports car versus a smaller tips shaft most of the weight will be in the back much like a Lamborghini. Either way this really depends on personal preference because the only other way to compensate for either one is to get a Custom pool cue stick where the complete stick is perfectly balanced from the middle out.

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