Here at Carolina Pool Tables Plus, we want to help more people enjoy the game of pool, and as part of that goal, we are happy to provide tips to new players to help them improve their overall experience. In this article, we will focus on pool cues and go over a few mistakes that we see new players make when selecting their cues for the game.
- Choosing the Wrong Cue Weight. One mistake that many new players make when selecting pool cues is choosing one with the wrong weight for them. Using a cue that is too light or too heavy affects the accuracy of your shots and can even make you do too much work for some types of shots, further lowering the quality of your experience with the game. Our team can help you pick out a cue that is the right weight for your particular needs.
- Not Trying the Cue Out. Another mistake many beginners make when buying their first personal pool cues is not trying the cue out first. If you want to get the best results from your new cue, you should take the time to try out that model and brand of cue for yourself first to make sure that you like how it feels. Because of this, it’s generally best to buy from a brick-and-mortar store rather than online.
- Buying Based on Looks. A third mistake that many players make when it comes to choosing pool cues is basing their decisions on how the cue looks. While our team is in favor of beautiful design and skillful craftsmanship, we also know that the most important thing about a pool cue is the way it feels in your hands, not what it looks like.