As you begin to play pool more often, perhaps in local billiards leagues or at a semi-pro level, you’ll want to make sure that you protect whats probably your most valuable “tool of the trade”… your pool cue.
There are many items to consider when selecting a pool cue case, but some of the key features to look for include:
- durable interior protection
- ample storage options with pockets for billiard accessories
- lightweight, damage-resistant, and oversized tubes for pool butts and shaft
- fully insulated interior allowing for slowed acclimatization to temperature changes
- high-quality and durable exterior materials such as leather or vinyl
- reinforced stress points with industrial strength rivets
- large pockets with easy access to accessories
- side and top handles with fully adjustable shoulder straps
- design that allows for pool butt and shafts to be stored with the joint up or down
Additionally, there are several different types of cue cases including:
Hard Cases - These are the most popular types of cue cases, and typically provide the most protection. These type cases can vary in size, with the smallest being a one butt/one shaft case, allowing you to carry one cue butt and one cue shaft in the case. Cases can go as high as three butt/seven shaft but are most commonly found in the two butt/two shaft and two butt/four shaft variety.
Soft Cases - These type cases are good for beginning players using starter cues or for short term storage. Although they do not feature the impact resistent protective tubes that you find in hard cases, soft cases do keep each shaft and butt in separate compartments to protect from damage. Also, soft cue cases do not typically feature as many exterior pockets as do hard cases, so you won’t have as much room for your accessories, and are less expensive. Soft cases typically come in the one butt/one shaft variety, but you can get soft cases as large as two butt/four shaft.
Box Cases - The third type of case is the box cue case. Box cases have a more “classic” or “traditional” look, which is one of the primary reasons that players buy box cases. Many box cases are built in a briefcase style, complete with heavy-duty latch style fasteners. Some of the higher-end box cue cases can also feature combination locks for additional security. From a protection standpoint, box cases will provide a similar level of security as compared to a hard case, and provide an excellent protective option for new to professional level pool players.
Take the opportunity now, before you accidentally damage your pool cue, to purchase an affordable pool cue case that best fits your personal needs.
CornerPocketPool.com offers a large, in-stock inventory of the most-popular cue cases and have trained customer service representatives, on-staff, to help you find protective leather pool cue cases that best suit your use and needs.