What is the difference between quality in cues? And what should I pay attention to.
Quality difference cues:
People are often asked 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 have been artificially dried. There are 2 different drying techniques. Artificial drying and natural drying.
The tree is cut down. Then the tree is sawn into beams. Then these beams (5 x 5 cm) go into a drying oven until the wood is dry. Then it is made into a cue. The wood is dry, but the cells where wood has been built up have not been able to shrink enough.
The tree is cut down. This will then dry for at least 1 to 2 years. Then beams are sawn. And these are then piled up for another 1 year to dry. Then the beams are sawn 8-sided. After drying again, it is roughly turned in the shape of a cue. Only then is it made into a cue. Because of this you get that the cells can shrink much more, so that you get more mass in the same material.
Dical or compound cue:
A dical cue (sticker) is actually to decorate the cue. Look nice, but the cue is made in one piece.
A composite cue is made up of different types of wood. Making the cue more stable and less vibrations will be transmitted. This gives you more rest while playing.
In general, cues are between 470 and 500 gram Libre cues. These therefore have a top end thickness of 11 mm. Cues above 500 grams are then three-cushion cues. with a top end thickness of 12 mm. Would you like a different weight with top end thickness? You can indicate this when you order in the comments (you will find this if you have to fill in all your details).
Made of cowhide or pigskin (layered).
We recommend the layered tip. This is because it retains the chalk better. The tip also stays in better shape, has good resilience and lasts much longer. The most sold tip here is the “Da Vinci” with 5 layers and the Kamui ”tip with 8 to 10 layers.
Super soft and soft for Libre. Soft and Medium for three cushion