Tiger Cues cues are hand made by a team of cue makers headed up by Darryl Ellis our head cue maker, with everyone in the team having at least 10 years cue making experience. Each cue is made from start to finish by the same individual cue maker from timbers individually selected to ensure the best possible cue in the final result. All the timber used in our cues is hand selected from only the best grades of ash and maple for the shafts, and ebony for the butts. Care is also taken when selecting the wide range of ornate and decorative woods used for the butt splice work.
Depending on model, each cue takes at least four to six months to make with timber being left to rest and acclimatize to the changes being made to it at key points in the cues birth.
None of our Cues have any black painted-up or covered up woods to look like ebony. Nor do we use any clear lacquers on our cues. The butt and shaft are finished with two differing cue finishing methods, with the butt finish being a little more robust. The finish on our cues is that taught to us by Kev, a finish he mastered during the 30 plus years he made cues. See the "Thanks to Kev " comments below for more info on Kev and his relationshipm with Tiger Cues. The entire finish will feel sleek and smooth whilst holding to allow for effortless shot making. We do not use any lacquer, just wood polish, sealants and some "money can't buy" cue finsihing knowledge thanks to Kev.
All our cues come with a no quibble money back guarantee to be as described here and be a great quality cue. If you find anything you are not happy with, then return the cue and we will refund you in full including shipping. This never happens, but is peace of mind for any potential new customer.
Thanks Kevin Muncaster from all here at Tiger Cues!
Tiger Cues has to give a big thank you to Kevin Muncaster from Freckelton near Preston (now retired) formerly of Barracuda and North West Cues.
Kev was a UK cue maker for over forty years and arguably one of the best in the UK for most of his career.
Darryl the owner of Tiger Cues and Kev have been friends for nearly thirty years and Kev has been instrumental in helping Darryl take Tiger Cues in the right direction. Kevin has been working with Darryl for over a decade now passing on his cue making, customization and repair knowledge.
Tiger Cues started in 2010 only with thanks to Kev's advice, lessons and instruction on the art of cue making, customization and repair. We can't thank Kev enough for his help over the years, he still regularly pops down to Warrington to meet with Darryl in our workshop for a coffee and provide sessions passing on his vast experience and knowledge. Kudos to you Kev, we wouldn't be where we are without you! :0)
Picture right: is a recent photo of Darryl (left) and Kev (right) in our Warrington workshop, with centre stage our sixty year old Colchester Chipmaster 5x20 lathe Vicky! And yes the lathe has a name and she deserves one! :0D
When we list our cues on sale here in the Online Shop, on eBay or on Amazon we provide with the item a detailed list of specification information as follows:
To help you understand these specification information, from left to right the following pictures show exactly how we measure some of this information:
For a number of years we have been working on our own cue tip matching the quality expected of a Tiger Cues product. After years of testing we think we have the perfect tip for longevity and performance. They have been fitted to all of our cues in the range for over 12 months now including our Elite cues and feedback has been better than we could of hoped.
As a result of the positive feedback we released our "Tiger Cues - Black" tips in October 2020 for sale online. The tips are a mid to firm and are really worth a try if you dont already have one
All our cues are now shipped fitted with a Tiger Cues - Black tip. With the tips being a mid to firm tip we highly recomend a good quality chalk like Triangle or Toam. If you have a preference for a different tip type when buying a Tiger Cue then please get it touch to discuss, we will be more than happy to accomadate most requirements.
All cues in our standard range are made from either genuine American Mountain Ash or Canadian Maple grade A shafts squares. They are hand spliced with genuine Black Ebony and decorative ornate natural woods. Extreme care is taken during the wood selection process for the ash and maple shafts to ensure a clean, strong and straight shaft will be in the finished cue. We stock tip sizes between 8mm and 10mm with a wide range of weights, butt diameter and balance points. All the cues include a 6" mini butt extension in with the price listed below.
From Left To right in both photos.
Tiger Cue - Azazel spliced with Zebra Wood.
Tiger Cue - Bantam spliced with Maple Burl.
Tiger Cue - Ultron spliced with Maple Burl.
Tiger Cue - Colossus spliced with American Holly.
Tiger Cue - Domino spliced with American Holly.
Tiger Cue - Exodus spliced with Maple Burl and Zebra Wood.
Tiger Cue - Forge spliced with Thuya Burl, American Holly.
Tiger Cue - Guardian spliced with maple burl and American holly.
Tiger Cue - Havok spliced with Maple Burl.
Tiger Cue - Ink spliced with Zebrawood and American Holly.
Tiger Cue - Jackal spliced with Maple Burl and Holly.
Tiger Cue - Kang spliced with Purpleheart wood.
Tiger Cue - Klaw spliced with Maple Burl and Holly.
Tiger Cue - Loki spliced with American Holly and Bloodwood.
Tiger Cue - Moonstone spliced with Zebrawood.
Tiger Cue - Nightcrawler as it comes, plain ash and ebony cue.
Tiger Cue - Onslaught splaced with Bloodwood, American Holly and Ebony.
Tiger Cue - Punisher spliced with American holly and additional Ebony.
Tiger Cue - Quantum spliced with Zebrawood.
Tiger Cue - Rocket spliced with Canadian Maple and Teakwood, styled like Ronnie's!
Tiger Cue - Skaar spliced with Dark Maple Burl.
Tiger Cue - Toxin spliced with Purpleheart wood.
All cues in our standard two piece range are made from Grade A genuine American Mountain Ash or Canadian Maple shafts squares. They are hand spliced with genuine Black Ebony and decorative ornate natural woods. Extreme care is taken during the wood selection process for the ash and maple shafts to ensure a clean, strong and straight shaft will be in the finished cue.
All our two piece cues are three quarter jointed with state of the art Vac-Lock Brass joints positioned at around 15" from the base of the cue. We have cues built to be both Pool cues with tips around 8mm is size, and also snooker cues with tip sizes ranging between 9mm and 10mm. All the cues include a 6" mini butt extension in with the price listed below.
Tiger Cue - Apus spliced with zebra wood.
Tiger Cue - Becrux spliced with tiger maple burl.
Tiger Cue - Columba spliced with maple and ebony.
Tiger Cue - Draco spliced with yellow maple burl.
Tiger Cue - Electra spliced with red maple burl.
Tiger Cue - Fornax spliced with yellow maple burl.
Tiger Cue - Grus spliced with tiger maple burl.
Tiger Cue - Hydra spliced with yellow maple burl.
Tiger Cue - Indus spliced with ebony and bloodwood.
Tiger Cue - Jabba spliced with yellow maple burl and maple burl.
Tiger Cue - Keid spliced Ebony & Maple Burl.
Tiger Cue - Lynx spliced with Canadian Maple.
Tiger Cue - Mizar spliced with Zebra wood.
Tiger Cue - Naos plain Ash and Ebony.
Tiger Cue - Octan spliced with Holly and Bloodwood.
Tiger Cue - Pyxis spliced with American Holly and additional ebony.
Tiger Cue - Quadrum spliced with Zebrawood.
Tiger Cue - Rocket spliced with American Holly and Teak wood.
Tiger Cue - Scorpius spliced with American Holly and Teakwood.
Tiger Cue - Taurus spliced wit Purpleheart wood.
We use only the best professional grade A+ shafts (Maple and Ash) in our Elite Pro cues and use only the best ornate feature woods for splice work in the cue butt.
We replace the black ebony used in our standard range with the far more expensive Dark Brown 'Macassar' ebony. This type of ebony is the finest available for cue making hence the cost.
The Elite Pro cue shafts are professional grade in both specification and aesthetics.
Tiger American 9 and Chinese 8's
The Tiger American 9 and Chinese 8 Ball cue range are hand made with Canadian Maple or American Mountain Ash shafts and have butts spliced with genuine Black Ebony and other natural woods. These cues are made by our craftsman using the same techniques as that of our snooker cues, yet in the dimensions better suited to the larrger American 9 & Chinese 8 Ball games.
Our A9B & C8B Ball cues will take the same telescopic extensions as our Tiger Snooker cue range. They are fitted with Black Phenolic ferrules and Buffalo Diamond Plus pressed tips as standard. They can be fitted with a Kamui layered tip for extra £9.99.
Ash & Maple Youth Cues, specifically designed for the younger player!
Now available in both Ash and Maple these cues are specifically designed for youths ranging from 7 to 16 years of age. They are made to the same high standards the adult cues but with three key design changes, that being ever so slightly thinner butt diameter, the balance point sat further forward in the cue and they are shorter at between 54" to 54 1/2".
CUSTOM CUE SERVICE! Choose any cue in our range and have it built from scratch just the way you want it!! For an additional £49 choose tip size, butt width, length and weight of your cue!! There is an 8 week wait whilst your cue is made.
Please email Darryl at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.