How to Identify and Resolve Common Issues ?
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Moisture is one of the main causes of cue warping. Hard cases give better protection than soft cases. Store your case upright, not lying down. If it`s a soft case, hang it on a nail in your closet.
A glove helps reduce the amount of friction between the cue and the player`s bridge hand, allowing the cue to glide smoothly along the player`s bridge hand. It is the alternative to using hand talc, which could make a mess on the table if too much is used.
Apply oil onto cue with a cloth or paper towel, leave overnight to soak in. Wipe off surplus oil and buff cue with clean cloths until smooth and dry and no residue oil is visible on a clean cloth. If the cue feels sticky wipe with damp cloth and dry and buff.
Your shaft will keep the slick feel for several weeks of play. Cue Wax, like the Cue Doctor Wax, will also keep your shaft slick and shinny, sealing off the pores and protecting the wood.
Tip #1: Clean Your Pool Cue Stick Regularly One of the most important things you can do to maintain your pool cue stick is to clean it regularly. Use a soft cloth or towel to wipe down the cue after each use.
A standard leather pool cue wrap is a great choice for those who want style, but don`t want to sacrifice on the grip that they will have on their cue, even during the most tense of situations. Leather pool cue wraps are a popular choice among professionals and amateurs.
How Often Should You Chalk Your Cue? Some players find success re-chalking after every other shot, but others prefer to re-chalk before each shot they take. You can chalk your cue more sparingly if you want, but if you need to take a shot with some spin, it`s a good idea to apply some chalk.
Over time, the tip of a pool stick becomes worn and smooth from use. Chalk provides the friction necessary to make a shot. Another less-direct advantage to chalking up is that it forces the player to pace him or herself and spend a little extra time focusing and concentrating between shots.
Low deflection cues are what the professional pool player`s use. They are built with special manufacturing processes and components that improve the accuracy of the shaft when applying side spin. They are also more forgiving on straight shots so low deflection cues are great for any skill level, including beginners.
Apply raw linseed oil onto cue using a cloth or kitchen paper towel, leave for a few hours or overnight to soak in. Wipe off surplus oil and buff cue with a clean cloth until smooth and dry.
We recommend using a microfiber cloth, slightly dampened with water, to clean the polyurethane or matte finish of a cue butt, including polyurethane wrap area. REVO Wipes may also be used to clean your cue butt and wrap finish, or a modest amount of Isopropyl Alcohol (90%) on a clean, dry cloth.
In general, a lighter cue will allow more control over finesse shots, and a heavier cue will allow more cue ball (CB) speed with less apparent stroke effort. A heavier cue might also be easier for some people to keep on line during the stroke, but this is a very individual thing.
Most billiard balls are made of hard plastic materials that are resistant to cracking and chipping. As sometimes happens with plastics, over time exposure to UV light, combined with exposure to heat and oxygen, can cause a process called photodegradation through photooxidation.
In general, it`s a good idea to vacuum your pool once a week. You should also vacuum your swimming pool any time you notice large amounts of debris, dirt, or leaves on the floor of the pool (for example, your pool may need vacuuming after a heavy storm).
A pool should be brushed 1-2 times a week. If you are getting algae, you are not brushing often enough. It also helps the chemicals mix so they are more effective.
BRUSHING THE POOL
It is recommended that the pool be brushed with a standard 18-inch nylon bristle pool brush at least twice per week. The entire process usually only takes 10 minutes and is well worth the time and effort.
As per the 8 ball pool rules, the white ball can be moved freely anywhere on the table (behind the headstring) during the break shot. After playing the break shot, the players cannot move the cue ball at their convenience, except in some instances.
Yes. Here is the pertinent quote from WPA Rule 8.18: A scoop shot, in which the cue tip contacts the playing surface and the cue ball at the same time and this causes the cue ball to rise off the cloth, is treated like a miscue.
Pool, snooker and billiard cues range from 17 ounces to 21 ounces, and we recommend a cue between 17 to 19 ounces for snooker and standard English and Australian pool playing. A heavier cue (between 20-21 ounces) is often recommended for American Pool as the balls and table are bigger.
A good-quality, brand new pool stick should be almost flawless, with little to no change in smoothness between the tip, ferrule, shaft and butt. We`ve all seen the local pool hall hero come into the bar and roll all the pool cue sticks on the table to ensure they get the straightest one.
In the 1890s, a chalk substitute began sale in Paris that used blue colouration due to the American patent. This chalk substitute contained silica, which gave is greater binding qualities in comparison to chalk, quickly gaining it a reputation for it`s superior quality to green chalk.
You don`t need to use chalk when playing pool, but don`t expect your game to go very well. The most effective way to hit a cue ball without using chalk is by hitting it straight on, as close to center as possible. This limits what you can do while playing.
Magic Chalk still seems to be the best in this category (with Kamui 2nd best, and Blue Diamond also good). Great White chalk goes on the tip with the “lipstick” feel and look of Kamui.