How To Choose A Pool Cue Weight

“What is a good weight for a pool cue?”

Some people select their best cue weight based on what their favorite professional player uses. That’s not a good idea because the ideal weight of a pool cue depends heavily on your own abilities. You should select a pool cue’s weight based on your personal abilities.

On average, 18 – 21 ounces is the standard weight of a pool cue.

Typically the range of weights for pool cue sticks is 18, 19, 20 and 21 ounces, with 1/2 ounce intervals in-between. That’s the standard scale that every pool cue manufacturer uses. Of course, there are exceptions to this and some pool cues may be lighter than 18 ounces or heaver than 21 ounces.

If you use a lighter weight pool cue, like 18 or 19 ounces, then the object ball will go into the pocket slow and the cue ball will be really lively. This is because you create more snap with a lighter cue stick.

If you use a heaver weight pool cue like a 21 ounce cue, the object ball goes into the pocket faster and the cue ball is more lethargic. This is because you have more weight to hit with and there won’t be as much snap.

Remember that the weight of pool cues can be changed later on.

If you’re having trouble drawing the ball, then it’s possible your pool cue stick is too heavy. If you have trouble controlling the cue ball, maybe your pool cue is too light weight. It’s also worth keeping in mind that the weight of a pool cue can always be changed later on. They’re not always set to an exact weight; there are weight bolts for pool cues that can be removed and changed.

Most people start with a 19 ounce or a 20 ounce weight for their pool cue. Those weights are in a sweet spot for most players If you’re totally unsure what the best cue weight is, choose a pool cue in the 19 ounce weight range. As you play with it, you’ll begin to get a feel for your particular play style and your pool cue repair shop can adjust the weight when you’re ready to change it up.

If you live in an area without a pool cue service provider, you can send your pool cue into us at Billiards Direct and we can provide pool cue weight adjustment service for you. 


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