« Revell Harbour Tug Boat ROYLCO DESIGN CRAFT PAPER ANTIQUE PAPER 8.5X11 32/SHEETS by Roylco » 3 thoughts on “Players Classically Styled Crimson Maple Pool Cue (C-960) Style: 20 oz.” 27 of 28 people found the following review helpful great value and beautiful finish, October 6, 2012 By Amazon Customer (Dallas, TX) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Players Classically Styled Crimson Maple Pool Cue (C-960) (Misc.) I received the cue as scheduled. It is a well made, beautiful appearance in both the colored wood and unstained wood. The grip is well made and very comfortable – as well made as cues costing twice as much. I am very happy with the cue and the workmanship is high quality throughout. I ordered the 19oz. version and the stiffness of the small section is just right – no tendency to miscue compared to other cues I have that are too flexible near the tip and swerve off the cue ball when shooting off center for english or draw. The tip is properly installed and shaped and mine was ready to use out of the box. If you need a “decent” cue and don’t want to spend $200 and up, this cue is an excellent choice and is a very good value. I plan to order another one of a different color for my best friend who plays with me. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful Wow. Thanks Players for a really great stick!, December 11, 2014 By Andrew (PRESCOTT, Azerbaijan) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Players Classically Styled Crimson Maple Pool Cue (C-960) (Misc.) I have purchased hundreds of items from Amazon over the past several years, but I believe that this is only the second item I have ever reviewed, as it has surprised me tremendously. I take pool seriously, and I wanted to purchase a few house sticks for my home table that were not the typical level of play, since I get a fair range of players, who don’t always bring their stick. So, I was willing to pay more for a few good sticks, but the details in the many 5-star reviews made me choose this and one other at a comparable price. I will be returning the other two very good sticks, as they do not compare with this player, despite the fact that one listed for about 80% more and was also very well reviewed. On the first go-round I put the ball everywhere I wanted using seriously controlled draw and 1,2 & 3-tip low, middle and high english. This is within minutes of picking it up, and even before any break-in of the tip or otherwise. The tip was well prepared as was the rest of the stick. While I am not saying that it compares with the juiced Bushka, it is definitely not going to be the limiting factor for 99% of players, and it is really a pleasure to use.Simply put- really great stick at a great price.I am actually thinking of juicing one of them, as it would be a real sleeper that would slam some of the very expensive sticks that I see here in several critical areas of play– and at less than $200 including $90 for juicing, this is really saying something. Obviously there are subjective and player/play-specific characteristics that will affect one’s critique and usability of any stick, and it is not generally comparable to having a custom-fitted stick, nor some of the top (much more expensive) alternatives. However, at around $100 it is definitely better than some of the very popular sticks at much higher prices.Finally, looks of a stick rank as much less important to me than how a stick plays, but this is also a beautifully designed and crafted stick. It is classically elegant without being overdone in any way. Great job Players! I will amend this comment after I have juiced one of these, and will let you know if it can rise substantially higher when optimized for tournament play. BTW, although I would not typically waste this much time on a stick at this price point, I mic’d, measured and quantitatively tested this stick and found that substantial craft and care went into it from a numbers standpoint as well as how it plays. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful Smooth and ease, December 12, 2012 By Grandma – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Players Classically Styled Crimson Maple Pool Cue (C-960) (Misc.) Received this cue last week, and have been using since. Have improved my playing ability greatly.The ease of the follow through is. Great ! My game has improved. Compared to my previously used cues this one is like going from night to day. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.