The Pool Table King’s Blog
Tight Spaces Call for Short Cues
Creating a gameroom garage is a great idea in Southern California. A temperate climate makes an unused space into a nice hideaway lounge for family and friends to hangout. It is also a great place for teens and young adults to spend time, without leaving home. It is also a great option if you aren’t keen on the idea of a pool table in the house or if you don’t have a bonus room.
This standard home size 8′ Beach Billiards Table was moved from its previous upstairs location to a one car garage in Tustin Ranch, California. The space is a little tight on the width for a shot with a cue ball on the rail. In order to make the shot (and not scratch the wall), a 42″ shorty cue is necessary.
Short cue sticks are available in 36″, 42″, 48″, and 52″ lengths. A standard cue length is around 57″. We can help find the right size at the time of service or delivery or your pool table if you are unsure.
We don’t suggest swapping all of your standard length cues for shorties. Trouble shooter cues are only used for a small percentage of shots. If the cue ball is not right on the rail, or if you are shooting at an angle (see picture left), you can use your standard length cue with no problem. Additionally, breaking with a cue that is too short can be problematic.
A seven foot pool table would give a bit more space on the width, but since this family already had a fantastic pool table, there is no reason to get rid of it. Even with their eight footer, there is still plenty of room for a couch, television or even a foosball table with the extra length of the garage.