Snooker is a sport that demands precision and quality in order to be the best. Thankfully, Powerglide have the range of cues to match your every snooker need. But you don’t need to take our word for it, take former Snooker World Champion John Parrott’s word instead.
At Powerglide we pride ourselves on the quality of our hand-made cues, but sometimes it’s nice to hear from those who know more about what a professional-standard player looks for in a cue.We sent John a few cues to try out recently, two of which were 3/4 joint cues and the other was a two piece, or 50/50, cue.
John is a 16-time professional tournament winner, including the UK Championship, to go along with his World Championship win in 1991. These days, his professional playing career may be over but snooker fans often see him as a snooker expert for the BBC.
Of the two Prestige 3/4 cues, John said; "they are absolutely brilliant cues, the feel is terrific. They are a quality piece of wood so they sound solid when you hit the ball with them.”
Of the Prestige III cue in particular, he added; “the Snake wood cue is finished to a very high standard. Powerglide have even rounded off the tips so you can take them out of the box and they are ready to play. Can I keep them as I will use them when I next do an exhibition?” Of course you can, John!
The Prestige III Snooker cue with Ebony butt features a hand-spliced Ebony butt with single front Snakewood splice and 3 thin veneers. The 3/4 quick-release joint, 9.5mm tip, brass ferrule and leather buffer combine to make a quality product. The cue length is 57" and is available in 17oz, 18oz and 19oz weights and the cue is supplied with soft cue sleeve and 6" mini extension.
The Prestige I cue has a plain, hand-finished butterfly spliced black ebony butt. It also feautures a 3/4 split with quick-release joint, 9.5mm tip and brass ferrule, and leather buffer. As with the Prestige III, the length is 57" and available in 17oz, 18oz and 19oz weights. It also comes with a soft cue sleeve and 6" mini extension.
"Personally, I only use a 3/4 joint because sometimes with a 2 piece you think about the joint when you look down the shaft,” said John. “Although not my type of cue, I cannot fault the finish or how the cue plays. Anyone wanting a top 2 piece, these are the ones to buy!"