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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Equipment You Need To Make A Difference In Your Game

It's a pretty standard thing that, whichever game you happen to be playing, you need the proper equipment. For instance, if you like to play tennis and want to be able to maximize your playing potential, then you probably need the proper gear - tennis shoes, a good tennis racquet, sweatbands, and so on. The same holds true for just about every game or sport that you want to play. Here, we'll be discussing billiards, or, more broadly speaking, cue sports.

Billiards - which for the sake of brevity will cover all the cue sports under its umbrella - for those who may not know, is a game in which one uses a special stick, called a cue, to hit certain balls around a special table. In some variations, the balls are knocked into holes in the table. In some, they are just knocked around in various ways, with points being awarded for certain plays. Regardless of the game, however, they all require more or less the same basic billiard supplies.

For starters, there are billiard gloves. These are gloves specifically designed to enhance the shot accuracy and facility of the billiard player, with design features that cater towards this. Billiard gloves are designed to only cover a couple of the fingers.

There are a number of other billiard supplies that facilitate good playing. For instance, in order to shoot properly, it is sometimes necessary to use billiard chalk. Billiard chalk reduces the friction both on the shooting groove on the hand and on the cue tip. Another set of accessories that make the game better is pool table lights. Pool table lights serve the dual purpose of providing more targeted lighting than a regular light and of bringing an atmosphere of competitiveness with it.

An interesting accessory that is also a welcome addition to your pool set is the pool table bridge. The pool table bridge, sometimes called the "granny" stick, is a special cue with a tip that enables you to shoot in situations where you ordinarily wouldn't be able to do so. For instance, you are enabled to make a shot that, due to your height, you may not have been able to make otherwise. Or, alternately, you can use the bridge cue to make a shot that you may not have been able to do with the straightness needed to make the shot.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Unleash the Fury with Fury Pool Cues

From amateur pool players to professionals on the touring circuit, Fury pool cues have been consistently delivering some of the best performance around. Fury is the manufacturer of durable, dependable and powerful pool cues that span a wide range of prices, styles, components and skill levels. Whether someone is trying to brush up on their game around the house with quality instruments or take their performance to the next level against top competition, Fury are some of the best pool cues money can buy.

Fury pool cues come from one of numerous product lines within the company. All offer something different in terms of material used, feel in the hand and hitting power and control. But all Fury products keep the quality and durability the company has come to be known for. Fury uses only top-of-the-line hardwoods to craft their pool cues. Each piece is inspected and properly treated before it is cut and shaped into a cue. The goal is to create the "hit" that makes these some of the best pool cues commercially available. By inspecting each step of the cue-building process, Fury can ensure that even though the pieces of wood are unique, the feel and performance of the cue remains as high as possible between every product. Whether it's an amateur-level Fury cue bought for under 100 dollars, or the professional-grade line for more than $500, the hit and quality will be noticeably top-notch.

What sets Fury apart from other manufacturers is the time the company puts into customizing every pool cue. From the entry-level DL models to the limited edition professional lines, each Fury cue is made with the specific player in mind. Design details like colorful inlays and patterns can be customized. Special lines feature themes like musical designs, all-natural wood construction and leather binding. And in all of the design changes and customization, the quality of the materials and high-end performance delivered by the finished cue is never compromised. Whichever model is chosen, the player has the feeling and confidence that they can unleash the fury with every shot on these Fury pool cues.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Become Outlawed

A serious pool player needs a serious pool cue of their own to use for competitive play. An experienced pool player knows better than to rely on the shoddy, cheap cues found on the rack at the local pool hall. Outlaw pool cues takes its product as seriously as good pool player's take their game. That's why Outlaw pool cues elevate a player's pool game to an entirely different level. These high quality pool cues are not only well crafted for optimum playing ability, but also emit a hard-edged style unlike any other on the market.

Outlaw has put out many different pools cues, each with their own unique look and feel. All Outlaw pool cue models have a 13 millimeter black rubber triangle tip, a stainless steel collar and joint all on a 29 inch shaft made of various high-quality woods. All the pools cues unique designs are branded by hand with a blowtorch and come with the Outlaw logo etched on a sleek stainless steel plate. Just looking at the super detailed cues makes for an intimidating experience. And despite the high level of quality in these cues, they are sold at completely affordable prices.

There are many different Outlaw pool cues, such as the Outlaw OL12 Branded Rose made with a hardrock maple shaft for only 145 dollars. The Outlaw OL20 Cherry Stained Branded Pool Cue is another good choice with its slick reddish tint for 155 dollars. Outlaw also sells high quality cases for their cues, as well as signature white pool balls. All of Outlaw's products are beaming with coolness, but underneath the aesthetic is a sturdy feeling of quality that maximizes its users playing potential. The attention to detail in these quality cues shows on all levels, from the highly precise detail in the blowtorch art in the shafts to the quality of the woods used to make the cues.