If you google you can find Riley, Woods, Peradon, etc. Most established brands have all ranges of quality and types. Nowadays the fakes use the same materials and can be decent quality too, but just be aware that they are fakes and you are not getting scammed to pay the price of an antique or original brand. I like Mike Wooldridge cues and I have bought two snooker cues from him and he is making me a pool cue for American pool here in the USA.
He chooses the best piece of ash that has matured so he can make a cue that does not warp. He personally works on every cue and you can select the stiffness you want. The cue has a special ferrule that virtually elimitates the cue ball moving off line when you use side spin.
Mike can supply two types of extension that fit in the butt as well as the join if you are playing in a bar with restricted access to the table. I have tried several cues from another well cue maker and I didn't like them so I sold them. I went for a two piece because I got fed up of carrying a case for my break cue and another for my playing cue.
Rumour has it that some cue makers give their cues to the professional players foc whereas other cue makers refuse to give away free cues to anyone. This could be seen as a reason why some players all use the same cue maker.
To get the very best in each category I think you will have to specify the game you are playing. Otherwise you will get the general answers based on generalization. The good thing with cue sticks is that you can get one custom made for you and it will definitely give you better results than what is in the market already.
The best cue is the best for you. If you can play all your shots and feel comfortable with it then that's fine. Stephen Hendry famously won many of his titles with a bent cue! I would say t that most of the professional use cues made by John Parris.
However there is at least a 18 month wait unless you buy at a higher price on eBay. Other good makes are peradon, Stamford, Trevor white and cue craft. Hasan Rashid's answer to How is o,min victory snooker cue? This page may be out of date. Save your draft before refreshing this page. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. What is the best type of snooker cue tip you can buy talisman,elkmaster etc?
Are you sure that you want to delete this answer? There is no such thing as a "best tip". Each have different playing qualities. Talisman tips are prone to delaminating in certain sizes, so far i have found that 11mm are less prone to delaminating layers of the tip falling apart. Obviously if your ferrule is less than 11mm you can either trim the tip and shape it, or have a "mushroomed tip".
They are quite difficult to shape, as with most laminated tips, so i would advise trimming using a scalpel or a sharp craft knife and shaping with a nail file. Elkmasters are very soft in comparison to the talisman tips, although they will need replacing more often than a talisman tip.
Basically, they are both very good tips but the only way to see whether you like how they play, is to try them. My advice to you is that if you have never tried a laminated tip before , you should try a laminated "Mike Wooldridge supertip" as they are a improved version of the talisman tip but softer and more suitable for snooker and UK 8ball pool.
If you like pressed tips, you might already know that a good elkmaster or blue diamond is not as easy to come by as they used to be New method of production To save you going through boxes of elkmasters or blue diamonds looking for a good one, your best bet is to try these In the end, a wrap is partly functional, partly decorative, and totally a matter of individual preference.
Cue repair people can remove and install wraps readily. Depends on your own preferences I prefer a medium firm tip soft tips dontbwork well with my style of play. If you tend to hit the balls a little harder use a harder top. This page may be out of date. Save your draft before refreshing this page. Submit any pending changes before refreshing this page. Ask New Question Sign In. What are the best snooker cue tips and why?
The best cue tip is the one that you trust most. I prefer Kamui Black med because they are consistent, and grab the cue ball better at slow cueing speed. Others prefer hard tips like Milk Duds Elk Master tips, soaked in Milk overnight then squeezed in vice to make them harder.
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