- May 16, 2012
Jeff,When we played the seniors in Houston this year, I bought a balance rite mid- cue extension from John Henderson, he said he liked the shorter version 2" vs the 3.75" model that you and I are now using.
I'm nuts about it, I won't ever play without it again. I like the forward balance it gives and the feel of the longer cue in my hands, I've been playing with it since April, and I feel it's improved my overall game about a ball. The added weight now at 20 ozs. Up from 18 is not a problem, in fact I like it.
Wow, what a coincidence. Now that you mention it, I remember you telling us about that some time ago on here. So, with what you've said above, I'm a bit confused about your earlier wondering what all this about a cue weight, length, balance has to do with playing one pocket?
I agree that one pocket is a very special game. For me, the fact that one can find several paths to victory provides all the attraction I need. But still, the best tool (perhaps optimal tool) is going to make you capable of performing better than otherwise.
So, in retrospect, do you, like me, think you were missing something before you got the extension (and didn't know it)?Don't you feel that the Balance Rite extension has brought you closer to optimal, sure sounds like it.
It reminds me of "we don't know what we don't know" Enjoy your Balance Rite as I intend to do.