Viking cue joints

Viking cue joints

Post by Brian Diene » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00


I am a new player and am considering buying a Viking cue.  I am looking
at models Q-31 throught Q-38.  My biggest question is about the
different joints.  I was wondering what type of joint is good for a
begginer.  There is a steel to plastic joint which the catalog says
gives a soft to medium hit and also there are plastic to plastic joints
which the catalog says give soft, quiet hits.  Which of these two joints
is good for a begginer developing his stroke and style of play?  Any
help anyone can give me would be much appriciated.

                                                Sincerely,
                                                Brian Dienes

                                                Toledo, OH

 
 
 

Viking cue joints

Post by Rickard D. Robbin » Fri, 07 Feb 1997 04:00:00

The hit of a cue is a very personal thing.  A pro could play well with
about any cue and
a chump could not win this a Schon or Joss.  My point here is that there is
not really and type of joint that is best for a beginner.  As with any cue
deflection is usually the key (that is the amount that the tip bounces away
from the spot it touches the cue ball at impact) and most people believe
that a metal to metal joint gives you the least deflection.
        My advise is see if you can try to hit a few balls with each cue and then
make the decision on which you YOU think hits best.  After all it will be
your cue.
                        Rickard



Quote:
> I am a new player and am considering buying a Viking cue.  I am looking
> at models Q-31 throught Q-38.  My biggest question is about the
> different joints.  I was wondering what type of joint is good for a
> begginer.  There is a steel to plastic joint which the catalog says
> gives a soft to medium hit and also there are plastic to plastic joints
> which the catalog says give soft, quiet hits.  Which of these two joints
> is good for a begginer developing his stroke and style of play?  Any
> help anyone can give me would be much appriciated.

>                                            Sincerely,
>                                            Brian Dienes

>                                            Toledo, OH


 
 
 

Viking cue joints

Post by Brian A. Diene » Tue, 11 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Thanks for the help Richard.  I am going to go to a local shop and hit
with different cues.

                                                Sincerely,
                                                Brian Dienes