The Scott Erwin Breaking Cue. ~ Garret Troop {Review}

I opened the box to behold an amazingly finished breaking cue.

It comes with a Purple heart 29″ shaft. I find that the Purple heart shaft has a stiffer hit and feel as compared to a maple shaft. This cue’s weight balance is more forward and in my opinion allows you to have a balance point in the cue that makes you want to grab it.

The cue’s Purple heart was off set in color by aluminum rings and a BirdsEye Maple forearm.

It is a 21.15oz wrap-less breaking cue featuring a Black King 13mm tip and a 16″ {Protaper} with a 5/16X18 pin. The cue’s radius at the joint is .860 and has a non-adjustable weight system.

I broke and played out about 50 racks with this cue and have to say that with the long taper and the size of the shaft, it has a feel of a playing cue more than a breaking cue.

I have a good fast stroke when I break and this cue’s weight complements my playing style; however I wish it were just a bit lighter.

Honestly, I think that the tip of a cue can make all the difference and feel that the Black King Hard tip doesn’t complement the weight or playability.

When I break I like the feel the of it in my chest and simply didn’t get the awe inspiring break that I was hoping for. With that being said, if this cue would have a Phenolic, G10 or Samsara tip on it I think it would have a different and stronger result.