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    I moved from having a very cheap eBay cue to a hand made softer feeling cue quite a while back. I have recently changed again, as needed a slightly shorter cue.

    The new cue feels much better to cue with, but, the shaft seems much 'softer' or less solid compared to the very old cue. I took that out today and realised the difference in power I can generate. With the new cue, the weight is much less also, and I have to force the stun shots, and the stun-run feels impossible. With the old (and now warped) cue the movement is so much easier.. Should I persevere, or look for a harder wood and change cues again?

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    Do you buy your cues blind or do you go to a specialist shop?
    If you're buying blind you've got little chance of getting the right cue for yourself.
    If you're buying direct from a shop then you should try some heavier cues...
    "I got injected with the passion for snooker" - SQ_FLYER
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    25-27 October 2019
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    • #3
      Better try before you buy . if u get the chance to try of crs.

      you gonna have to try few diff cues ( stiff / mid stiff / diff weights .................) and look what suits your game.
      It's your game. your the one who's playing.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NonStarter View Post
        I moved from having a very cheap eBay cue to a hand made softer feeling cue quite a while back. I have recently changed again, as needed a slightly shorter cue.

        The new cue feels much better to cue with, but, the shaft seems much 'softer' or less solid compared to the very old cue. I took that out today and realised the difference in power I can generate. With the new cue, the weight is much less also, and I have to force the stun shots, and the stun-run feels impossible. With the old (and now warped) cue the movement is so much easier.. Should I persevere, or look for a harder wood and change cues again?
        How much lighter is this cue? If it's around 17-18 ounces it's fine , Have you tried just hitting a tiny fraction lower on your stun shots with the same power as before? I'm not sure why you can't play a stun run, do you mean you are just getting run and no stun? Or you are getting no release of the cue ball and just getting stun?
        P.s. Is the tip size the same?
        This is how you play darts ,MVG two nines in the same match!
        https://youtu.be/yqTGtwOpHu8

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NonStarter View Post
          I moved from having a very cheap eBay cue to a hand made softer feeling cue quite a while back. I have recently changed again, as needed a slightly shorter cue.

          The new cue feels much better to cue with, but, the shaft seems much 'softer' or less solid compared to the very old cue. I took that out today and realised the difference in power I can generate. With the new cue, the weight is much less also, and I have to force the stun shots, and the stun-run feels impossible. With the old (and now warped) cue the movement is so much easier.. Should I persevere, or look for a harder wood and change cues again?
          You'll need to let us know the brand of cues and the specs; weight, length, tip size, butt size and balance point. Are the cues ash or maple?

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