Pool Cue Sticks and Their Parts

You will learn about the different kinds of Pool Cue Sticks and Their Parts in this section.

I will be referring to Cue-Stick as Cues in the section.

Cue-stick construction:

Cues average around 58 inches in length and are of three major types.

One type is a one piece cue; these are generally stocked in pool halls for use by the casual player.

They have a uniform taper, meaning they decrease in diameter evenly from the end or butt to the tip.

The other type is the two piece cue, divided in the middle for ease of transport, usually in a cue case.

The third is another two piece cue but the joint is located three-quarters down the cue (usually 12 or 16 inches away from the butt).

There are also cues that have more, notably three to five. They are usually for intermediate cues that can be used for breaking, jumping, changing of weights on the butt, as well as extensions on the butt end for longer reaches.

Certain two piece sticks that look like one piece cues are called "Sneaky-Petes".

They are usually plain in design to look like a regular one-piece bar stick so as to hustle unsuspecting gamblers.

Click on each of the links that follow to learn all of the details about the cue-stick.

The Shaft
The Joint
The Butt

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