September 11, 2009
It's been over a month since I got my new Webb cue. And I love it. My game has improved, I'm not rattling or skidding the ball as much, and I can actually aim and make difficult balls.
I ponder upon the question, am I better because of the cue or is it just all mental. My old cue, a McDermott was heavier, and weighed 19.5 oz. Webb (the cue maker) said that it should be lighter, so it is now 18 something oz. My old cue felt balanced, and so is this one. As nuts as this may sound, I feel like I am one with the cue. With every stroke and every hit, it feels like an extension of my arm.
I have also gotten posession of Joe Tucker's "Stroke Trainer". I use this once in a while and do drills. I have a lot of problem hitting the center of the cue ball. And this tool has changed my stance to allow me to hit the center ball.
So the question is, does a new or better cue make you play better or do you play better because it is a new cue? (Did I phrase that question right?) Is it all just mental?
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