Choosing the best pool cue for you

Choosing the best pool cue for you

Some great tips on buying the perfect pool cue stick
from Robert Mallen, owner of G Cue Billiards in Tempe, Arizona

Are you wondering what to look for when choosing the best pool cue for you?  Here are a few smart things to consider before you buy your “first” pool cue or your “next” pool cue.

The most important thing to consider when buying a pool cue stick:
It is vital that you try-out the cue HANDS-ON before buying, particularly if it is your first cue stick or you are looking to upgrade to a better cue.

You should always test hit ANY cue you buy so you know where your investment is going and what you are specifically getting for your money, which is where value is determined. Some cues have features you may not care about, so maybe the additional money for that feature isn’t important to you. If not, don’t spend the money. Select something that works better for your skill level, style of play and budget.

Did you know that EVERY piece of wood in EVERY cue ever made is as unique as your fingerprints? No two pieces of wood on the planet are exactly the same because Mother Nature creates different grain patterns in every piece of wood she creates. The way a cue, sounds, feels, plays & performs is the result of energy transfer through the wood, so no two cues can feel the same. If you test hit five cues, same make and model, they would all feel slightly different (which is why, when buying from the Internet, you have no idea what you will get when it arrives including what it looks like.)

Woods take stains differently and the piece of wood you see on the Internet is NOT the cue you are going to get because grain patterns vary.

All our Pool Cues at at G Cue Billiards are adjustable by weight and we offer FREE weight bolt adjustment for life when you buy from us, as many times as you need, until you dial in your stroke-to-cue-weight ratio which we will teach you.

G CUE has over 300 different pool cues in stock that start at $39 and go up to $4,000 and everything in between so we have something for every pool player of every skill set from beginners to advanced. A huge variety of Cases, Tools & Supplies and FREE instruction on how to use them are also offered.

Choosing the best pool cue

G CUE offers the following personal, hands-on services absolutely FREE:

1. Our expert personnel will show you the right method for selecting your new cue

2. We let you touch, test hit, listen and feel the cue to understand what you are buying during testing along with an education of all the features your new cue has. Features such as tip style, woods, construction & more. You don’t buy a cue by looks alone.

3.We prepare the tip to your preference of nickel or dime radius, and the shaft to “Optimum” playing condition and teach you how to keep it that way.

4. G CUE staff provides a FREE hands-on lesson on basic fundamentals with a purchase of a 2-piece pool cue.

5. Most important of all: We teach you why all cues are NOT created equal!

Choosing the best pool cue and accessories

G Cue Billiards gets 5-star reviews!Visit our website at and see what our customers are saying. We are very serious about helping you choose the best cue, case & supplies so you walk out satisfied and confident with your purchases.

The internet is not necessarily the cheapest price compared to a retail store, and absolutely NOT the best value for your money.

G CUE BILLIARDS offers Internet competitive pricing, and we pay the sales tax (in Arizona) on 2-piece cues, to offset free shipping Internet companies offer.

SO… when choosing the best pool cue for YOU, discover what the G CUE experience is all about. We are like no other Billiard Store you have ever seen. We offer expert, honest advice and believe in maintaining the highest level of integrity & customer service, the way it is supposed to be. This is why our customers send us so many referrals that come in and say; “My friend said, ‘Just go to G Cue’.”

by Robert Mallen, G Cue Billiards
1342 W. Warner Rd Ste #105 Tempe AZ 85284

… and, after you choose your new cue, here are some tips and tricks to playing a better game of pool! Just Click to Read…

and a video about Cue Ball Control!!


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