(FAQ) If you are tall, can you get a longer cue stick?

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The standard cue stick is 57" to 58". This is the common standard for sticks around the world. For 85-90% of the people this is no problem. But if you are "overly" tall, you end up holding the stick hand a lot closer to the cue butt then your shorter competitors. If you had a longer stick, the balance would feel better. And of course, when you have to stretch a bit, the longer stick allows you an even greater reach.

How much of an extension you want, depends partially on your height. One person is 6 feet, five inches and has a stick that is 67 inches long. Watching him shoot from a distance, you don't realize his stick is extended. Only when the sticks are compared side to side do you realize the difference.

There are several ways to make a stick longer. Among them is a slide-down stick extender, designed to make your stick 8 to 12 inches longer. Another option is to have a local cue maker craft a short extension (2" to 8") to be attached to the end of the cue butt. It would use a standard joint. When you assemble your stick, you put together three pieces instead of two.

You will need to give the cue butt to the cue maker and a joint can be created to accomplish this. It may or may not closely match colors, but it ensures you have a stick that will fit your height.

A longer stick has a slightly different balance point. The extension adds a few ounces. The cue maker can remove some of the weight by drilling out wood from inside of the extension.

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