How To Properly Use A Pool Cue

Uses for a pool cue: warning some humor may be involved. Pool cues were made for just that, shooting pool you know hitting billiards balls on a pool table. They were not made to be used as for javelin throwing or limbo contests.

The Do’s and Don’ts:

Chalk designs on the ceiling may be made easier with the help of a pool cue but we suggest you don’t try it. The tip of a pool cue is made of leather and attached to the shaft of the cue with a ferrule. Essentially the most vulnerable spots on the stick. When the come in contact with anything other than chalk or a billiard ball it may not be a happy ending. Loosing it’s original shape can cause inconsistent shots and severely affect your playing ability.

If you did you the pool cue for that aforementioned duel or javelin contest just don’t leave it outside. Exposure to the outdoor elements can be disastrous and possible fatal for the poor old thing. The shaft and butt of the pool cue is made of wood and can warp, this is an unfixable mistake. The only plausible use for it now is firewood.

If you use it to conduct the music aka bounce the stick to the beat you are affecting the bumper. The pumper is there to protect the cue but it also adds a precise amount of weight to the cue. The bumper can eventually crack if it gets too used an abused.

Lesson learned you paid a lot of money for that pool cue, if you want it to work properly be nice to it. Your Welcome for the etiquette lesson.

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Posted on June 23, 2011, in Pool Cues and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You hit the nail on the head!!! If you miss-use something, you run the high odds of ruining it. I love how you explained each consequence. Hopefully readers will use this to their advantage and follow your advise!!!

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