Your pool cue is the tool that you use for play. The more often that you play pool, the more likely you will wear out the cue sooner rather than later. Planning to repair pool cues is a necessary part of owning these tools. However, you shouldn’t get them repaired more often than necessary. Find the perfect balance between regular repairs and keeping the cues for play.
How Often to Repair Pool Cues?
How often you need to schedule pool cue repairs depends on several factors. First, how often you play will determine the amount of wear the cue sustains. If you play weekly or daily, you will need more frequent cue repairs than someone who only plays occasionally.
Another factor in how often you need to repair the cue is the type of tip you use. Hard tips last longer than soft or medium tips. If you prefer the increased contact that a soft tip provides with the ball, be prepared for more frequent repairs.
If you shape or scuff the tip yourself, it will need replacing sooner than if you avoid this activity. Only reshape the cue tip in special circumstances of trying a new shot or feel. Don’t do it regularly or you will need to replace the tip more often.
What about the shaft? Do you regularly wipe it down after each game to remove chalk build-up? If you don’t, you may need to send the cue for professional cleaning and conditioning to remove chalk build-up and other substances from the shaft to restore the smoothness of the cue.
Lastly, whether you chalk properly and regularly makes a difference in repair frequency. Proper chalking prevents wear on the cue tip.
Signs of Wear to Pool Cues
Some signs of when you need to repair pool cues include the following:
- Worn down tips
- A tip that doesn’t hold chalk
- Damage to the shaft
- Ferrules that need replacing
These are some common signs of needing to send your pool cue for repairs or tip replacement. While you can use kits to replace the tip, getting professional cue repairs will provide you with better results.
What Pool Cue Repair Includes
Professional repairs for pool cues include not just replacing and reshaping the tip. These services from A&C Billiards and Barstools also include professional cleaning and conditioning of the shaft and replacement of ferrules. Your pool cue not only gets repairs but also refurbishment to play almost like new.
Find Pool Cue Repair Services at A&C Billiards and Barstools
Check us out at A&C Billiards and Barstools in our Southern California store. Through our store, we provide many pool services, including table moving and setup, repairs for pool cues, and cloth replacement. You can also browse our offerings online if you prefer to shop at home. For everything from new pool tables to services, trust us at A&C Billiards and Barstools.