Taking Care of Your Snooker or Pool Cue
Care of Your Snooker or Pool Cue
As a this tapered piece of timber your cue needs to be correctly looked after in order to avoid warping. If not correctly cared for any cue regardless of the quality, will warp. Following the advice below will ensure that your cue remains in perfect condition for every game:
- Store your cue upright in a cue rack or vertically in a cue case in a cool, dry place.
- Keep your cue away from radiators, hot water pipes and out of direct sunlight and hot vehicles.
- Do not lean your cue against a wall.
- Do not lean on your cue whilst playing.
- Do not bang the butt of your cue on the floor to acknowledge good strokes.
- Finally in order to check the straightness of your cue do not roll it on the table as cues are never perfectly elongated tapers. Instead they should be sighted in the same manner as the cue maker checks the cue at each stage of production. To do this look down the cue's length from the butt to the tip turning the cue slowly, any warpage will be easy to see.