Some have advised me not to start this thread. They may be right, but hell,
fear and common sense never stopped me before. So here goes:
Is the reluctance of production cues to offer only limited options in regard
to fitting self-serving? I don't know, but this I do know.
1. 20 years ago George Archer had to play with off the rack clubs. One size
fits all. All great players were 5'9'', 160 lbs or so. (Nickalaus went to
the McGregor factory for fitting early on.) Experts today say Archer could
have been one of the best with clubs that fit. Today not ONE pro plays with
off the rack clubs.
2. Snooker players use a different cue than pool players. I understand
they're made of ash and use a thinner tip and longer shaft. True? Why?
3. If the above is true (my analogy could be a reach, mind you) then
shouldn't a player use a cue spec'd to his/her size, ability, specific
playing conditions, tempo, and strenght's (and to overcome weaknesses)?
This is not my opinion here mind you, I'm only asking the question. There
are plenty of experts here at RSB that should be able to answer this one
definitely. Thanks. MM^^