As a particularly tall person, you have the problem that cues with the standard length of 147cm are too short for you. Until now, the only solution was to have a longer shaft made for a lot of money. You could also attach or screw an extension to the end of the cue, but this had the disadvantage that it made the cue very tail-heavy, the weight pulled the cue down at the back.
The manufacturer Players solved this problem with a simple but clever innovation. The Balance Rite cue extension is an approx. 10 cm long intermediate piece that screws between the shaft and the butt. You extend your cue with it and still have a perfect weight distribution of your cue. And this solution is much cheaper than a specially made shaft. The Balance Rite cue extension is available for all common joint types. Just choose your joint or ask us if you are not sure which thread fits you.
Important for 5/16-18 and 5/16-14 joints: There should be a small groove in the thread of your base for the extension to fit. As far as we know, this is the case with all metal joints, but not with plastic joints. If you are unsure, you are welcome to send us a photo of your thread to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. If you find out after ordering that the extension does not fit, you can of course make use of your right of withdrawal.
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