Weight, dimensions, and composition of a UK pool cue:
Your pool cue follows the aesthetic tradition of snooker: - It weighs 540 g (19 oz) and is 145 cm (57") long. These are the classic dimensions for pool cues. - Its 10 mm tip is suited to the size of snooker balls. - The cue is made of ash wood, with a black butt and smooth finish in the spirit of UK Pool cues. - The ferrule and junction are made of brass.
A bit of history... and geography... when playing pool.
Ash is a particularly solid wood. So it can be made into thin shafts that are suited to the size of UK pool balls. Historically, snooker cues have been made of ash. Ash is a widespread wood in Europe. So it is a logical choice for the construction of English pool cues.
Easy to transport, effective in play, and even reinforced at the heel: what are the features of your cue?
Your pool cue unscrews into 2 parts halfway down the shaft to make it easier to transport. The steel junction provides high-quality tightening and masks the impression that you are playing with a 2-part cue. And with its standard screw thread, you can assemble and disassemble your cue in just a few turns. The heel of the butt (the part that you place on the ground!) is made of rubber: no chance of damaging the cue or the floor when waiting to take your next shot!
A little tip from our billiards team:
Pool is a matter of accuracy... and therefore of position. Take your time to find a position where you are both stable and relaxed. And a snooker table is large! Feel free to lean over and play with your chin almost glued to the cue.
Did you know? You need to maintain the tip of your pool cue.
The tip is the very end of your pool cue. This is the part you use to hit the ball: so it regularly wears out and gets replaced. If you have just replaced your tip or if you have a new pool cue, you need to "make" the tip. The goal is to sand the tip with sandpaper to remove the varnish, soften the leather, and break the angles so that the tip hits the ball evenly.