As you may recall from one of my previous posts, I recently snapped the tip off my 314 shaft, so I’ve been without a dedicated breaking cue for about a month or so. Last week I identified the break shot as being one of my biggest areas for improvement, so I decided to do something about it. I’ve scheduled three break shot practice sessions over the next week, and also recently acquired a new Samsara Jump/Break cue from a friend of mine, Mike Fieldhammer. Never to be content with less than the best, I decided to outfit the cue with an OB-1 break shaft, one of the hottest new shafts on the market. I can’t wait to get to the table and try this baby out! Since I don’t want to waste any more of my time writing blog post content (this post is interfering with my practice time right now!), I decided to just cut and paste a little content from the Samsara website regarding the JB_3 cue. Here’s the content and a picture:
Samsara Jump/Break cues are made with the finest materials available including straight grain maple, curly maple, bocote and uni-loc joint pins. Each cue features a 9 layer leather tip that is made by Samsara. These tips are hard enough to jump with but have enough grip to control the cue ball. Because they are made of leather they also take chalk very well and do not cause any damage to the cue ball. Also included is a dart handle that weighs 3.4 ounces for close up jump shots. The Samsara Jump/Break cues are simply the best on the market.
how heavy is your new weapon? (hmm. that sounded weird. let’s try again.)
should we say hello to your little friend?
never mind. i’ll stop trying now. 😛
The official weigh in will be next Monday when I return to my office. I’m not sure, but I think it’s 18.5oz.