What is the difference between quality in cues? And what should I look out for?

Quality difference choices:
People often ask what the difference is in price and quality of cues.
The difference is in the drying of the material and whether a cue is composed.
The cheaper cues are dried artificially. There are 2 different drying techniques. Artificial drying and natural drying.
Artificial drying:
The tree is cut down. The tree is then sawn into beams. Then these beams (5 x 5 cm) go into a drying oven until the wood is dry. Then a cue is made. The wood may be dry, but the cells where wood has been built have not been able to shrink enough.
Natural drying:
The tree is cut down. This will then dry for at least 1 to 2 years. Then beams are sawn from it. And these are then piled up for another year to dry. Then the beams are sawn 8 edges. After drying again, it is roughly turned in the shape of a cue. Only then will it be made into a cue. Because of this you get the cells to shrink much more, so you get more mass in the same material.
Dical or compound cue:
A dical cue (sticky plate) is actually to beautify the cue. Look nice, but the cue is made in one piece.
A composed cue is made up of different types of wood. Making the cue more stable, fewer vibrations will transfer. This gives you more peace of play.


In general cues are between 470 and 500 grams of Libre cues. These therefore have a top end thickness of 11 mm. Cues above 500 grams are three-band cues. with a top end thickness of 12 mm. Do you now want a different weight with top end thickness. You can indicate this when you order with the comments (you will find this if you have to enter all your details).

Various ball trips:
Made from cowhide leather or pigskin (layered).
We recommend the layered pomerans. This because it better holds the chalk. The tip is also kept in better shape, has good resilience and lasts much longer. The most sold pomerans in this is the "Da Vinci with 5 layers and the Kamui" pomerans with 8 to 10 layers.
Super soft and soft for Libre. Soft and Medium for three-cushion

Buy billiard cue

Buy a cue for carom, pool or snooker billiards? Van den Broek Biljarts is ready for you. In our web store you will find the wide range of billiard cue offers from the specialist in billiard area in the Netherlands. You can come to us for different types of models of cues, suitcases and bags and a large number of billiard supplies. So if you want to buy a billiard cue, you will find everything you need in our online store.

  • Tailored advice from experienced professionals
  • Order online or visit our billiard store in Almere
  • View our selection of different types of billiard cues


Are you looking for a new billiard cue? for example a Longoni cue. Of course we also sell billiard tables and pool tables . To purchase the desired product, click on the correct product in the overview above. You will then automatically be taken to our specific offer. Here you can easily buy your selected billiard cue.

More than just billiard cues

You are also at the right address for your cue accessories . With us you can for example go for a cue extender, weight screws or billiard chalk . You can also have your billiard cue repaired, or order a repair kit.

More information without obligation?

If you want to get more information about a specific billiard cue, or a customized advice, you can send an e-mail to [email protected] or contact us by phone at 036-5374054