- Standard one-piece cue length
- Standard two-piece cue length
- Find your joint size
- Our pockets will fit your table
- Hard, medium & soft tip differences
- Lamp light hanging height
- Regulation pool table size
- Pool, billiards & snooker differences
- Why we offer different sized cue sticks
- Pool table cushion life expectancy
- Why use chalk on your cue
Standard one-piece cue length Our one piece cues come in our standard length of 57 inches unless otherwise stated on our website.
Standard two-piece cue length Our two piece cues come in our standard length of 58 inches unless otherwise stated on our website.
Find your joint size The best way to find the correct size of your joint is to count the amount of threads in a half inch and multiply that number by two. (Example: If you have 7 threads, then your joint size will be 5/16 by 14).
Our pockets will fit your table All of our pockets are universal; if the dimensions of your pockets match the dimension on our site, the pockets will work for you.
Hard, medium & soft tip differences The hard tips are going to make a pool ball roll fast and will take the longest to mushroom (flatten out). A medium tip will allow you to get some speed on the ball and a little bit of English. This is the most commonly used tip. A soft tip is going to need the most maintenance, will mushroom (flatten out) the quickest, and will have a slow ball roll. But, it will allow you to put English (spin) on the ball.
Lamp light hanging height You want the shades of the light to be 31 inches from the table's playing field.
Regulation pool table size Regulation means the table's width is half of the overall length. 3.5' by 7', 4' by 8', and 4.5' by 9' are the standard sizes for pool tables.
Pool, billiards & snooker differences A pool table has 6 pockets and uses a standard 'stripes and solids' ball set; also known as 'pocket billiards.' A carom billiards table has no pockets and uses only 3 balls. A snooker table has smaller pockets and balls, and a very large playing surface (10 to 12 feet long).
Why we offer different sized cue sticks Many customers don't have a perfectly sized room for their pool table. Often there is a wall that is too close, which can make it difficult to play with a 57" or 58" cue. At this point a shorter cue might be in your best interest. The shorter cue sticks generally fair better with younger adults as well.
Pool table cushion life expectancy This depends on the type of cushion and how much you play. The average time ranges from 5-25 years. With the lower end cushion's being around 5 years and the more expensive cushions lasting longer.
How long felt will last This depends on how much you play. The average time is approximately 5 years.
Find your pool table length Table size is determined by the playing surface rather than the overall outer dimension. Measure from inside rail to inside rail to determine if your table is 7', 8', or 9' in length.
Standard pool table height Tournament specifications require playing surface heights to be between 29" - 31" from the floor.
Worsted & woolen cloth differences Worsted cloth is spun from combed wool into parallel fibers and can be identified by its weave. Worsted cloth is mostly used in tournaments and in pool rooms as balls roll much faster and more consistently on the woven cloth. Woolen cloth is woven as well, but there is no combing and the fibers are not parallel. This creates a thicker, reasonably priced wool product that looks and feels more like felt.
Standard pool ball size Standard balls are 2.25" & weigh from 5.5 to 6oz.
Using standard cue balls with return tables A return table works with either a magnet cue ball or an over-sized cue ball. A standard cue ball will not allow the ball to go to its own side and will return to the area that the other balls go to.
Standard cue weight A standard cue weighs 19oz.
Sneaky Pete definition A style of cue that uses a four point design and most often a wood-to-wood joint. This type of cue is mostly used when "hustling" because they are made to look like a regular house cue.
Why use chalk on your cue Yes, chalk is used to increase friction between the tip and the ball. It's a thin layer of chalk that gives the cue tip grip onto the ball. Chalk was actually invented before the tip was created.
Difference in Wrap or No Wrap Although some cues come without a wrap, most cues are designed with a wrap. The purpose of a wrap is to give the player extra grip on the cue. It also serves to absorb perspiration from the player's hand.
What is a taper? A taper, means to make or become gradually smaller towards one end. There are two different types of tapers. The European taper, which is also commonly known as a straight taper, simply means the shaft is cone shaped. The diameter gradually and consistently increases from the tip to the joint. The pro taper, on the other hand, will remain the same diameter size for some distance before gradually increasing for the remaining distance to the joint. For what is considered a pro taper, there are small and large pro tapers. A "small taper" is considered to be four to eight inches of cylindrical shape, while a "large taper" is considered to be ten to fifteen inches of cylindrical shape.