Anatomy of a Viking Cue

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Anatomy of a Viking Cue

Tip - French LePro (hard tip) standard

Ferrule - made of proprietary material, capped and threaded onto the shaft

Shaft - made of hard rock maple, standard pro taper (12” to 14”), shaft diameter range of 12mm to 13mm standard

Joint - six joint styles available, type of joint affects the “play” or “hit” of the cue, joint collar materials include stainless steel and a high-impact plastic, may also choose a true wood-to-wood joint with no collars, quick-release pin standard on all models

Forearm - often the most decorated part of the cue, traditional cue designs have points in the forearm, most common forearm material is bird’s-eye maple, other woods may include goncalo alves, rosewood, or ebony

Points and Inlays - may be made of bird’s-eye maple, goncalo alves, rosewood, ebony, cocobolo, bacote, vermillion, plastic, pearl, and exotic materials such as ivory

Wrap - also referred to as the handle or grip, most common wrap material is Irish linen, Viking offers a choice of 29 different linens, leather wrap is also available, most models can also be made without a wrap (for example, the VM29 “hustler” style cue)

Sleeve - usually decorated to match the forearm, consists of the same wood or materials found in the forearm

Butt Cap - protects the butt sleeve from damage, typical location for the Viking logo and engraving

Bumper - protects the butt of the cue from damage, remove the bumper to access the weight-bolt cavity of the cue

Weight - 18oz. to 21oz. standard, inter-changeable weight bolt system allows for easy weight adjustment

Length - 58” standard length of overall cue, shaft and butt are equal in length (29”)