Why You Need a Pool Cue Case
Pool cues are not cheap. A decent one will run you a few hundred dollars, and a great, professional-tier cue will cost even more. But even the most expensive cues are vulnerable to damage from mishandling and improper storage. That's why it's crucial to have a pool cue case—to protect your investment and keep your cue in good condition to ensure optimal gameplay for as long as possible. But with so many different materials and styles of cases on the market, how do you choose the right one for you?
Let's start off with the basics.
What is a Pool Cue Case?
A pool cue case is an essential piece of equipment for any pool player that protects your pool cues from damage and keeps them organized. There are many different types of pool cue cases available on the market, so choosing one that suits your individual needs is important.
Different Materials Used In Making Pool Cue Cases
The pool cue cases that we sell come in a variety of colors, textures, and materials:
Hard Pool Cue Cases
Hard pool cue cases are designed to protect your cue from impact and other forms of damage. They are typically made from hard-shell materials like ABS plastic or aluminum, which makes them durable and long-lasting. Many hard cases also have the added benefit of being lockable, so you can rest assured that your cue is safe when you're not using it.
On the downside, hard cases can be heavy and a pain to carry, especially if you have multiple cues. They also tend to be more expensive than soft cases. But if protection is your top priority, a hard case is the way to go.
Soft Pool Cue Cases
Soft pool cue cases are lightweight and easy to carry, making them a great option if you have multiple cues or travel frequently. They are typically made from soft materials like nylon or leather, which offer some level of padding to protect your cue from impact.
However, soft cases don't offer as much protection as hard cases because they are made from more delicate materials. They also tend to wear down over time and may need to be replaced sooner than a hard case. But if you're looking for a case that's easy to carry and won't break the bank, a soft case is a good choice.
Everything In Between
If you can't decide between a hard case and a soft case, there are plenty of options that fall somewhere in between. These hybrid cases offer some level of protection without being too heavy or bulky. Cases made from EVA foam provide good impact protection while remaining light and easy to carry. And while they might not be as rugged as hard cases, they're usually more affordable.
How To Pick The Right Style Of Case For You
There are two main styles of cue cases. The ‘normal’ type of case opens at the end of the case and the cues are slid down into the case - these cases are effectively a ‘tube’ with pockets on the sides for accessories.
The other style, known as a ‘butterfly case’ has a zip that can open just the top, a little like a traditional case, but the zip continues down the side of the case enabling you to open the case completely like opening a book - or a butterfly opening its wings. This action exposes the cues inside, for easier access.
The Benefits of Having a Pool Cue Case
There are many benefits to owning a pool cue case, and if you travel frequently or have multiple pool cues, you already know that a pool cue case is an absolute must-have for any avid pool player.
Protection from the Elements
One of the biggest enemies of your pool cue is moisture. Whether it's from humidity in the air or spilled drinks around the table, too much moisture can warp and damage your cue. A cue case protects your cue by creating a barrier between it and the elements. By keeping your cue in a case when you're not using it, you'll extend its life and keep it performing at its best.
Protection From Impact
Another way that cues get damaged is through impact. If you drop your cue or bang it against something hard, the chances are good that you'll damage the tip, shaft, or butt of the cue. A cue case acts as a buffer, absorbing some of the impact and protecting your cue from damage.
A final reason to invest in a cue case is for portability. If you travel to play in tournaments or like to go to different pool halls to mix up your game, then you need a way to transport your cues easily. Cue cases come in various sizes, so you can find one large enough to hold all of your cues and accessories for when you're on the go. And because they have straps or handles, they're easy to carry from one location to another.
A Few of the Best Pool Cue Cases On the Market Today
So if you're in the market for a brand-new pool cue case, head over to Seybert's Billiard Supply, where we have hundreds of cases you can browse through to find the one that best suits your needs. As such, we offer some of the best pool cue cases in the business like:
The Brown JB Ultimate Rugged Cue Case is durable nylon/polyester material with reinforced leather stress points. This case is designed to hold between 2-3 butts and 4-5 and is available in 2 additional sizes: 3X6 and 4X8.
You could also take a look at The Volturi Classic Style Brick-Orange Cue Case. This stunning case is hand-crafted to perfection with high-quality Veg-tan leather and features an ornate stingray filigree in addition to various stingray inlays. It comes in a convenient 4X8 pool cue case size.
When you need a highly-affordable, simple pool cue case, you can always trust the reliable Pool God's 1X1 Tube Case.