Pool Cues

A really fine cue could set you back thousands of dollars, although at some point you are paying for decoration and not playability.

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Ornate Or Simple Cue?
Decorations increase the price, but not the playability, of your cue. In fact, the natural wood feel can be lessened if too many inlays or other modifications are added to the cue stick.

A pretty design, however, makes a player confident and may give you an added boost. I feel more “psyched” to play shooting with an attractive cue.

Hard Or Soft Tip? Tip Width?
A soft tip provides added feel through the shot; a harder tip lasts longer on the stick and retains its rounded shape better. Most pros opt for a hard or very hard tip unless a repairman is handy always to replace their tip.

11-14 millimeters is the legal range of cue tip sizes for American pool. Most beginners need or want 13 mm, with 12-12½ mm for stubbier fingers or as a matter of preference after some experience has been gained.

Choose A Tip Material

Heavy, Medium Or Lightweight Cue?
A 20- or 21-ounce cue stays on line longer and is recommend for beginners. It may also be easier for the beginner to get added spin from the added mass of the cue, but beware, miscues and unwanted english are also enhanced by heavy pool cues!

Wrap Type For Grip? Balance Point?
Most cues have an Irish linen or nylon wrap, providing a more pleasant feel than plain wood, others use leather or an exotic wrap. Beginners should test for a preference of nylon or linen before buying. If you perspire excessively, leather may be best for moisture absorption.

Find where you can balance a cue you are examining on two fingertips only. Remember where this spot is located and shoot different cues to see whether you like a balance point toward the rear or forward.

Flip a cue upside down and remove the rubber bumper. Most cues have weight inserted in the butt to be changed to alter the weight and balance.

Brand Name Stick Or True Custom Cue?
Nearby my home, Russ Sill of Gainesville, Florida and Chris Nitti of Orlando are famed for quality cues made to a customer’s every whim, by hand, and for a reasonable price. Other fine cuemakers are located worldwide. Or you might select a catalog model from a mass production house like McDermott Pool Cues, Mali or Helmstetter and still enjoy a fine cue for a low price.

Save money and make your first cue or two a mass production model for around $100, until you get a better feel for what options you need and want.

Joint Structure?
A busted joint will ruin the enjoyment of your cue. Longer lasting screws (on the male end of the joint) are generally larger, with wider joint threads, than their weaker counterparts.

Color Scheme And Case?
A bright, ornate cue may be fun for you—or it may draw unwanted attention at your local pool hall. Any color of the rainbow is available as a shaft or butt stain from most cuemakers.

Protect your cue (and innocent passerby from the pointy ends) with a hard or soft cue case. The softer the case, the lighter the weight, but the less protection for the cue.

Dog Care

One of the great joys of life is acquiring a new dog. Whether it is a lively fun seeking puppy or a mature dog from a rescue centre there is the excitement of collecting the dog and the eager anticipation of the pleasures of dog ownership to come. But how can you ensure a long and happy relationship? You need to learn about dog care and training as well as considering your own situation before you even start looking for a dog.

At HomeAre there children in your household.Do you have other pets.Do you have a reasonable sized yard or garden.Have you considered the dog’s toilet arrangements.Are members of your family prepared to spend time training and exercising your dog.Can you fund good quality feed, some vet’s bills, insurance and kennel stays if necessary

Dog Breeds, Size and Weight

You will sometimes need to handle your dog e.g. grooming, trimming nails, bathing or lifting onto scales for a weight check. Obviously, the size and weight of your dog will make this easy (Chihuahua at 2.70 kg to 3.63 kg) or near impossible (St Bernard at 75 kg to 91 kg)


Exercise is a key factor in maintaining your dog’s health. Small dogs like Jack Russell Terriers will not need as much daily exercise as a working breed such as a German Shepherd.You need to decide how much time can be given to the task. The less time available the more important it is to acquire a smaller dog.

Home Environment

If you like your house to be warm some dogs may find it distressing – a Shih Tzu dog for instance or a dog with a thick coat. If you have an immaculate home filled with expensive furniture, you will need to think carefully about the sort of dog you intend to buy especially if you want a puppy.

Grooming Your Dog

You need to groom your dog on a regularly. Size comes into it but so does the type of coat. A short coated dog is obviously going to pick up less dirt, and mud. and be easier to clean and groom. A muddy dog may require washing. This needs a facility such as an old fashioned tin bath. You could use your shower or even your own bath but it means a lot of cleaning up afterwards.


You’ll find that working breeds, a broad group, including everything from guard dogs to sheep dogs are often more stubborn and tough-minded. Terriers are often bossy and a little aggressive. Hounds are usually relaxed and friendly, but sometimes difficult to train.
Carry out some research into different breed characteristics. Do this on line and ask your vet’s opinion. Dog breeders will normally promote their own breed so they are not necessarily the first people to ask for an opinion.

You will be looking to compare the following points.

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Energy level
Activity and playfulness levels
Affection and Loyalty levels
Aggression (towards people/other dogs/other pets)
Ease of training
Heat and cold tolerance
Compatibility with people and other animals

Some Breed Comparisons:


This breed is good with children and quite intelligent. They can be hyperactive if they do not get enough exercise because they are basically a working dog.

Golden Retriever
These dogs are similar in temperament to the Labrador but have less tendency to hyper activity
An intelligent dog. It has an excellent temperament. It was used as a hunting dog in times gone by so it is quite tough by nature.

Friendly, clever and not too big, making them suitable as a family dog. They can be over energetic if not exercised. They respond well to firm training.

Cairn Terrier
Busy little dogs that adapt well to children. They are usually of good quiet temperament

The Collie and the smaller Shetland are both calm, gentle and tolerant breeds that usually do well with children. They do need some constructive play i.e. fetching a ball etc.

German Shepherd
Very intelligent but it is a big dog and needs exercise and constructive play. It is loyal and a good guard dog. However, a German Shepherd must be properly trained.

Cross-Bred Dogs
Come in all shapes and sizes and typically should not suffer from in-bred temperament faults.

Owning a dog is great fun but you need to think carefully about management before you take on your new “best friend”.

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