Category Archives: Snooker Chat

How to cut and shape a trumpet – crown cue tip

How to cut and shape a trumpet - crown cue tip

How to cut and shape a trumpet – crown cue tip If you are after a larger tip for your cue than the ferrule then this might be the answer to your problems. At times, players will love the cue they have but have considered changing it as they feel they would benefit from a […]

Cuestars Academy Snooker App

John Hunter Cuestars App

For those that don’t know, John Hunter is a World Snooker Qualified Coach with over 30 years experience. In this time, John has been teaching and running Cuestars, a grass roots snooker scheme built around taking players of any standard through the various coaching levels in preparation to enjoy at a higher level or God […]

Taylor Made Snooker Cues

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When striking the cue ball you need to be confidence that the shaft is rigid enough to deliver a solid strike and many of the ‘Whippy’ shafts in similar ranges on offer to us just didn’t stand up to this test. The fact that Gary can put aside hundreds of cues for months to go […]

Tweeten Tenoning Machine

Tweeten Tenoning Machine

Tweeten Tenoning Machine In this video we thought we’d give you a quick overview of the Tweeten Tenoning Machine made in the USA. This machine is the ‘Go to’ tool for so many cue makers and cue repairers and it’s easy to see why. Without trying to belittle the machine in any way, it’s like […]

How to Fit a Century G3 Snooker Pro Cue Tip

How to Fit a Century G3 Snooker Pro Cue Tip

How to Fit a Century G3 Snooker Pro Cue Tip If you would like to fit your own tips then this may get started with this video on Century Pro Cue Tips. The Century G3 tip is a slightly medium/hard tip and can be a little different to fit so as it’s so popular we […]

Removing scratches from your snooker cue acrylic badge

Removing scratches from your snooker cue acrylic badge

Removing scratches from your snooker cue acrylic badge Every now and again we get a query as someone has damaged their cue badge. It doesn’t happen often but considering how many cues have them we thought we’d try and give people a steer in case they want to try and repair it themselves. It seems […]

Removing snooker cue ferrule scratches and cleaning

Removing snooker cue ferrule scratches and cleaning

Removing snooker cue ferrule scratches and cleaning Cleaning your brass cue ferrule is a fairly straight forward job. There are a few ways you can clean it, 0000 grit steel wool, micromesh paper, 3000 grit paper, brasso, duraglit etc etc. The main thing is to ensure you don’t damage the shaft or get any of […]

How to Fit and Shape a Mushroom Snooker Tip

How to Fit and Shape a Mushroom Snooker Tip

How to Fit and Shape a Mushroom Snooker Tip I get many questions asked about cue tip shapes and it certainly seems to be an obsession out there. I am a fan of the standard cue tip shape but sometimes players like the cue but want a larger tip so the mushroom type shape provides […]

Finishing a Snooker Cue – Oiling Process

Finishing a Snooker Cue - Oiling Process

Finishing a Snooker Cue – Oiling Process I get many questions regarding how to oil a snooker cue and what’s best. Most of the methods I use are a little more complicated but this video should give a simplistic method that will get you started. I hope to do a full range of oiling and […]

Finishing a Snooker Cue – Sanding Process

Finishing a Snooker Cue - Sanding Process

Finishing a Snooker Cue – Sanding Process This video gives you a snapshot into how to sand your cue ready for the oiling process. Obviously this is easier to do on a sanding lathe but this is to help the players doing their cue at home. Making sure you are sanding the cue evenly is […]

Build your own Snooker Room 4

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    Many times I have considered building a snooker room and this type of build really does look achievable no matter which country you are in. If you want to save money, you could certainly do a lot of the work for yourself if you have the skills and if you’re looking for a […]

How to Remove Lacquer from your Snooker Cue Shaft

How to Remove Lacquer from your Snooker Cue Shaft

How to Remove Lacquer from your Snooker Cue Shaft This is one of the most common questions I get asked, “How can I get the lacquer off my cue shaft and butt!” Personally, I hate lacquer although I realise it has a place. Trying to cue with a shaft that is lacquered is to me, […]

Snooker Cue Repair

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The pictures weren’t the greatest here but you get the general idea of what was completed and what can be done with some cue repairs.  What should we learn from this? Never, ever lend your cue to anyone unless you accept there is a potential for damage. I have learned this from personal experience. I […]

How to Change a Snooker Tip

How to Change a Snooker Tip

How to Change a Snooker Tip How to Change a Snooker Tip – If you are looking for a steer on how to change a snooker cue tip then this video should get you off to a good start. Within the video I try and answer as many questions sent to me via email, Facebook […]

How to Retip a Snooker Cue

How to Retip a snooker cue

How to Retip a Snooker Cue I love this topic as there are many ways to retip a snooker cue and even since doing this video I probably do it a number of different way depending on the tip I’m fitting. The video will, however, give you an insight into how to fit a tip […]

How to Change Cheney Cue Case Catches

How to change Cheney Cue Case Catches

How to Change Cheney Cue Case Catches Although quite a simple task, changing cue case catches can be fiddly for some so we thought we would pop up a simple video so people can see there isn’t too much involved. We sell both Chrome and brass catches on the website as well as many other […]

Snooker and Billiards Club Finder

Snooker and Billiards Club Finder

English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards Snooker and Billiards Club Finder If you are struggling to find a snooker or billiards club then look no further. The “English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards” has come up with a great solution and shared it for all to use on their official website. So, if you are working […]

How to Polish your Snooker Cue Butt

How to polish your snooker cue butt

How to Polish your Snooker Cue Butt If you are looking for a steer on how to polish your snooker cue butt then this video should give you a little look into how I do it. Just because the butt has dulled down a little there isn’t always a need to go straight back to […]

How to Make a Brass Cue Ferrule

How to make a brass cue ferrule

How to Make a Brass Cue Ferrule Personally I prefer the slip on brass ferrules rather than the screwed as they are generally a thinner wall e.g. 1mm as opposed to 2mm. If I ever get short then I’ll normally buy some brass tube that is a 1mm wall thickness and cut my own. The […]

Cue Tip Shapes

Cue Tip Shapes - Kyren Wilson Damaged Tip

Professional Tip Shape 1     Jamie Jones Professional Tip Shape 2     Ding Junhui Professional Tip Shape 3     Jack Lisowski Professional Tip Shape 4     Barry Hawkins Professional Tip Shape 5     Lyu Haotian Professional Tip Shape 6     Stuart Bingham Professional Tip Shape 7     Stephen […]

How to Clean Your Snooker Cue Shaft

How to Clean Your Snooker Cue Shaft

How to Clean Your Snooker Cue Shaft? This is one of the questions I get asked all the time via email and text so I thought I’d take a little time to explain some of the ways to clean your snooker cue shaft. For me, there have been many different suggestions and there’s certainly more […]

David Church WDBS Snooker Player

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WDBS Snooker Player Profile – David Church   WDBS – World Disability Billiards and Snooker Since it’s formation in 2015, the WDBS certainly hasn’t stood still has continually added event after event to it’s competition calendar. The WPBS has it’s own Board which is supported by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. The English Federation of Disability […]

Launch of the Snooker 147 Club

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Launch of the Snooker 147 Club New grassroots support for English snooker clubs The English Partnership for Snooker and Billiards (EPSB) has launched the 147 Club – the first club affiliation scheme of its kind for snooker clubs in England. Improving standards The scheme aims to promote a modern and positive perception of clubs by […]

Making a Leather Snooker Case

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Decide on a Carcass Sewing – Find Your Way Choosing an Internal Pattern The Effect of Patterns Free Snooker Crazy Newsletter   Sewing Leather The Case Handle Fitting the Handle Stretching the Leather Free Snooker Crazy Newsletter Removing Excess Leather Choosing a Case Insert Trimming and Gluing First Glance The Finished Case In Conclusion Well […]

Handmade Snooker Cues

Handmade Snooker Cues

Handmade Snooker Cues Go straight to our hand made cues collection. Well, before we get started I guess it’s best to ask the question, “What are handmade snooker cues?” We will take a look at some of the questions being raised regarding “Handmade snooker cues” as technology improves and competition increases from overseas cue makers. […]

How to clean your cue shaft

How to clean your cue shaft

Newspaper or Paper Towel Duster Microfibre Towel Baby Wipes The Glove In Conclusion Well I hope this has given you some thoughts around how to clean your cue shaft. One more little tip I learned which i’m sure some will disagree with. Do not clean your cue shaft with steel wool after each session even […]

Professional Snooker Player Tip Shapes

Professional Snooker Player Tip Shapes Fergal O Brien

Professional Tip Shape 1     Ronnie O’Sullivan Professional Tip Shape 2     Mark Selby Professional Tip Shape 3     Fergal O’Brien Professional Tip Shape 4     Gary Wilson Professional Tip Shape 5     Shaun Murphy Professional Tip Shape 6     Stuart Bingham Professional Tip Shape 7     Yan […]

Dennis Taylor Snooker Glasses

Dennis Taylor Snooker Glasses

Standard Glasses Varifocals Dennis Taylor Snooker Glasses The Spoony Disposable Contact Lenses Laser Eye Surgery Dennis Taylor Snooker Glasses? So, I wonder if the article has helped you or made things even worse, I’ll leave that for you to decide but at least it gives you a little more insight (pardon the pun) into what […]

Opening a New Snooker Club

Opening a New Snooker Club

Still considering opening a new snooker club? Hopefully this article has helped highlight a few ideas so you can go through with your project and help grow this great game. If you have anything that you think may be useful to add then please don’t hesitate to contact us by using our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Build your own Snooker Room 3

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Firstly, I would like to thank Lance for sharing his snooker room build with us, what a great project and seeing every stage certainly brings the whole thing to life. Many times I have considered building a snooker room and this type of build really does look achievable no matter which country you are in. […]

Elkmaster Milk Dud Cue Tips

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  Well I hope you enjoyed a little look into how to make ‘Milk Dud Cue Tips’ from an Elkmaster Cue Tip. You can find all the items to give this a go on the Snooker Crazy Website if it takes your fancy but either way, when you see this type of cue tip on the […]

Old Snooker Clubs

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Do you have any pictures of old snooker clubs? If you have any old pictures then feel free to send them to us on: info:snookercrazy.com If you can add some details as well that would be good as the memories of these great old snooker halls will disappear into the ether. We hope you enjoyed the […]

Leather Snooker Tips

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Well I guess you’d like to know how it played? Well I don’t mind telling you that I was a little surprised how well the tip played. I felt it would probably be reasonably good but the tip had a superb grip which I wasn’t really prepared for. It screwed the ball excellently and took […]

Fake Snooker Cues

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  Fake Snooker Cues – Whether the sole purpose of the ebony paint was to cover up the fact that a cheaper wood was used or because the cue was damaged in a few places it’s uncertain. Either way, it’s not as described in the advertisement. One thing that’s for sure; when removing lacquer to […]

How to Make a Laminated Snooker Cue Tip

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    Well that was a nice little experiment. Although I have shown you a lot of pictures, the snooker tip didn’t take too long to produce at this stage. To get a consistent tip you would have to firm up the stages that’s for sure and I would take a look more at the […]

Snooker Tip Shapes

Snooker Tip Shapes - Snooker Tips - Snooker Crazy Website

        Want to see all the tips used by the pro’s in the 2017 World Snooker Championships, well we got 21 of them and you can see them here:  Professional Snooker Player Tip Shapes  If you would like to take a look at our tip fitting accessories then click this link.

Snooker Cheat? Gamesmanship?

Snooker Cheat - Snooker Crazy Website

Snooker Cheat or Gamesmanship? Well I thought I’d put pen to paper (so to speak) as this topic has created many a heated debate at local league level for a little while now and deserves a mention. No player wants to be labelled as a snooker cheat but I’m sure you’ll raise an eye brow as […]

Cue Tip Press

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Obviously we haven’t gone too deeply into the operation of a cue tip press but we have written a further article to show compression rates and what effect it has on cue tip sizes and hardness. If you would like to view our cue tip replacement equipment then please click here. If you would like […]

When Snooker Players Lose Their Temper

Snooker Crazy Website - When snooker players lose their temper

What happens when Snooker Players lose their temper? Well obviously we all react to situations in different ways and pressure is personal. Having seen those tempers flare at local league is bad enough but how much more pressure is in the pot when you’re playing to put food on the table? From personal experience, I’ve […]