Here at Viscount Pools of Metro Detroit, we carry a large variety of pool sticks / cues in order to meet anyone, and everyone’s billiard needs. If your looking for standard house cues, we have them. If your looking for a two-piece cue for yourself to play in a league with, we have those too! We even have a wide variety of trouble-shooter cues for children, or those hard-to-reach angles. In this blog, we are going to focus on one brand of pool sticks we carry.
Katana Pool Cues offer a variety of upgrades; in turn making the cue of a higher quality in terms of both materials and construction. One unique attribute to the Katana pool cue is the 3/8 in. ferrule and12.2 mm dime radius tip. This feature helps reduce the amount of cue ball “squirt” during play. The ferrule is the (normally white) piece between the tip of the stick and the wood portion of the stick. The butt end of the shaft uses a ferrule that is half the length with thinner walls to increase ball control.
The shaft is constructed with a 10-piece split radial, creating a natural spine which affects how the ball reacts upon impact. Rotating the cue even a quarter turn will change how the shaft performs. By splitting the shaft into 10 sections and alternating grain direction, Katana Pool Cues remove natural variances, providing lower deflection and more consistent results.
The overall spec-list for Katana Pool Cues includes a 12.5 mm Katana Tip by Tiger, solid black Irish-linen wrap, piloted uni-loc joint, and a 3/8 Katana ferrule. They are weight adjustable, with 29” 10-piece protectors and an ivory colored shaft sleeve. You can buy your type of preferred case for complete protection when transporting the cue as well.
In addition to the eloquently designed 2-piece pool cues, Katana also offers other products such as pool cue cases, additional shafts and specialized shaft fittings. A break cue is also offered which contains a specialized and classified design. This highly specialized design features bamboo inserted into the break shaft. Bamboo has one of the highest measured tensile strength levels of any materials found in the natural world. Its massive power to weight ratio makes it the perfect material to supercharge the Katana break shaft without extra power required by the player. On top of the bamboo infused break shaft, Katana also offers two different tips to choose from. The first is an extended ferrule and increased tensile strength from the bamboo core. This adds both normal and effective mass to the shot, in order to generate greater power. The second tip offered is a shorter, black ferrule made to slightly absorb impact in order to improve control by the bamboo core and fiberglass tip.
Katana Pool Cues are available in a variety of designs, and range in price from $399-$479 and can be purchased at both Viscount Pools of Clinton Township of Chesterfield locations.