Note: You Can Always Skip Spin on Your Pool Cue
The “Skip Spin” cue ball is a special cue that is designed to help teach beginners how to take shots in the pool with spin. You can usually purchase these balls from any pool shop. You can also find these used, but the odds of finding a true used one are very slim. If you are trying to find a unique or rare coin or billiard ball then you will probably have a much easier time with an eBay or Craigslist listing for it.
I know what you are thinking… “What’s the big deal about this?” and “Why would I ever spend the money on such a thing?” The answer to those questions really comes down to one thing… accuracy. A good coach or player can explain the benefits of a good cue stroke and how it directly affects your bottom line.
I’m not going to tell you to purchase a brand new, pre-owned, or vintage cue. These things are excellent but they are also very expensive. There is another option for a pool player who doesn’t have the luxury of owning one of these expensive cues. You can always skip the spin and just aim the cue head on a flat surface. There are many great options out there. Some are even adjustable if you need to take an action that is different from normal.
Choosing the best pool cue is not difficult. There are some considerations you should think about before buying your next pool cue. One of those considerations is how accurate you want your shots to be. If you’re a beginner and are just trying to get the basics down then a basic ball will be best, but if you are really looking to improve your game then you can always upgrade to a more expensive pool cue ball.
Another point to keep in mind is how much you’re willing to spend. This is very important, because it will directly affect the types of cues you can get. A basic pool cue will have a grip, armrest, and a ball return. You can upgrade those parts later on. A higher priced pool cue will generally have a better grip, larger ball return, and a spin.
I recommend getting yourself a basic cue that has a spin. It’s good to start out with this and just get a feel for it. If you want to learn to skip then you can do so after you’ve gotten the hang of using a basic pool ball. You can try a cheaper plastic cue to see if you like it. It is an excellent way to get a feel for the sport.
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