LC wrote:Seriously anywhere to get reasonably cheap cue £50-100, 1piece or 2,
This store (link below) on ebay are selling some David Wu cues. They play like a Trevor White many people say and a TW would cost you £600 and you'd have to wait 18mths for the cue to be made. The timbers are all real, no paint/lacquer. It was only a matter of time before the Chinese began producing great cues at awesome prices. Even the Thai makers can't produce cues this good at this price. There are many cues in the store to choose from and a few items are on bids so you might get an utter bargain.http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Billiard147?_t ... 7675.l2563
These cues are getting great feedback on many forums. If you spent 50-100 on a Cue Craft, you'd get very little in comparison. These cats are making great cues from lovely N. American ash and the ebony is the blackest and best stuff. Sometimes, the cues are shipped with a lacquer on the shaft to protect the cue in transit. A very light sanding block removes this, followed by a little veg oil on the shaft with a rag (if you don't have cue oil). Or you can leave the lacquer on and play the cue like that.
If you want feel on the shot, go for a one-piece bud.