The Lucasi Custom Super Birds-Eye Maple Sneaky Pete Pool Cue tested extremely well. It’s no wonder with all the craftsmanship, technology, and design that went into this outstanding pool cue. Where to begin… Let’s start with the basics. This two-piece cue is made entirely of very high quality birdseye maple selected from sugar maple trees. […]
The Lucasi Custom Super Birds-Eye Maple Sneaky Pete Pool Cue tested extremely well.
It’s no wonder with all the craftsmanship, technology, and design that went into this outstanding pool cue.
Where to begin…
Let’s start with the basics. This two-piece cue is made entirely of very high quality birdseye maple selected from sugar maple trees.
You typically only see birdseye used in the forearm since It's more costly without necessarily increasing shot quality all that much.
So this was a pretty unique choice on the part of Lucasi.
But we did find their selectivity in material added a bit of strength and a lot of style.
The downside to this is that you should expect to pay significantly more for a relatively low boost in performance.
The cue is 58 inches and can be purchased in any standard weight interval.
It has a 12.75 mm tip, so you can expect to see a bit more english than your average 13 mm tip.
There was talk of technology?
Yes, there was!
This cue incorporates some excellent new technologies to produce a uniquely well rounded shot.
The cue does have a wood-to-wood pin, which can cause some issues in two-piece cues.
However, the unilock pin technology sets this wood-to-wood pin apart as exceptionally well made. In this case, you can expect wood to outperform metal.
The upgraded shaft in this cue also houses some really excellent technology. The solid core low deflection technology shaft produces a much more forgiving shot without sacrificing any control or responsiveness.
The tip is also uniquely constructed to produce this type of well-rounded shot. The premium tip holds up like a hard tip, connects like a medium tip, and responds like a soft tip.
The tip sits at a 75.7 on the hardness scale, which is in the top 30th percentile of softness. 70 percent of tips will be harder than this one. What than means to you as a player depends on personal preference.
Lastly, a patented wood stabilizing finish is applied to the cue to prevent moisture intake and warping.
All of these technologies come together to provide a level of control, power, forgiveness, and durability that were long considered exclusive of one another.
There are a few other things you'll want to know.
First, this is an absolutely gorgeous cue. The birds-eye maple and mother of pearl inlays are stunning.
Second, this is a no-wrap cue, meaning there won't be a leather or faux leather handgrip.
Regardless, the finish on the cue grips very well. This might be something to keep in mind, however, if you have particularly clammy hands.
And third, you should know this cue comes with an excellent lifetime warranty.
This even covers warpages due to poor storage or maintenance.
There is also a 60-day guarantee during which you can return the cue if you decide you don’t like it.