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Dr. Cue Lesson 73: 3-Cushion “50-30″ Kick System (Part 3)


Finishing off the lesson on the 50-30 system, Dr. Cue shows you the variations you can experience and how to calculate your aiming values for both situations.

 

Dr. Cue Lesson 72: 3-Cushion “50-30″ Kick System (Part 2)


Dr. Cue continues on from lesson 71 to explain the 50-30 kick system when shooting a 3-cushion shot. Taking the value of the cue ball and subtracting the value of the return track, it gives you the aim diamond. Using this system it will help you to elevate your game further using 3-cushion shots.

 

McDermott Announces New Products for 2014


New McDermott Pool Cues for 2014

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (July 1, 2014) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce several new product additions to their line for 2014. The new products were unveiled to McDermott dealers and distributors at the 2014 BCA Summit show in Louisville, KY.

New additions to the McDermott line include: the 2014 Cue of the Year; eight G-Series cues featuring McDermott’s high-performance shafts; a new cue kit and several new youth cues. The designs feature new woods and inlay materials, including Madrone, Juma Gem and colored pearl. The G414 is a twist on their world famous “Gecko” cue. The new cue models range in price from $299 to $695. To see the new products, visit their website at www.mcdermottcue.com/newfor2014.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cue and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for July 2014


G229 McDermott Pool Cue

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (July 1, 2014) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Free Cue Giveaway for July 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For July, the giveaway cue is the G229; one of the new cues debuted in the 2014-2015 catalog. It features a birdseye maple forearm, sleeve and no-wrap handle; a light American cherry stain; and bocote, cocobolo, green & index rings. The G229 comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G229pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Tammy Duerr of Wakefield, MI. She won a G307C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cue and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Dr. Cue Lesson 71: 3-Cushion “50-30″ Kick System (Part 1)


In lesson 71, Dr. Cue starts to explain the 50-30 Kick system. He does this by explaining what the return tracks are called and what they are expected to do when you play them doing a 3-cushion kick shot.

 

Dr. Cue Lesson 70: 2-Cushion “Midpoint” Kick System (Part 2)


In lesson 70, Dr. Cue expands upon the last lesson to show you how to use the midpoint kick system to do a 2-cushion kick shot when the two balls are on different halves of the table.

 

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for June 2014


June 2014 Custom Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (June 1, 2014) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for June 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For June, the giveaway cue is the G307C, a customized version of their popular G307 model. It features a birdseye maple forearm & sleeve with a natural walnut stain, custom rings and blue pearl inlays. The G307C comes standard with McDermott’s high-performance G-Core shaft.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free G307Cpool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Kent Bridges of Weston, WI. He won a GS12C pool cue.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cue and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Dr. Cue Lesson 69: 2-Cushion “Midpoint” Kick System


Dr. Cue shows just how to do a 2-cushion kick shot using a simple midpoint kick system to make sure your opponent does not get ball in hand. This example is used when both balls are on the same half of the table.

McDermott Announces Free Cue Giveaway for May 2014


May 2014 Custom Cue of the Month

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (May 1, 2014) – McDermott Cue Mfg. LLC is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories. McDermott is proud to announce the Custom Cue of the Month Giveaway for May 2014.

Each month, McDermott gives away a free pool cue to a lucky contestant. For May, the giveaway cue is the GS12C1, a customized version of their popular GS12 model. It features a birdseye maple forearm & sleeve with a custom “Camouflage” stain and an upgraded with a brown pebble leather wrap.

To enter the contest, visit www.mcdermottcue.com/giveaway and fill out the simple survey. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter the contest. At the end of the month, McDermott will randomly select a winner to receive a free GS12C1 pool cue. Congratulations to last month’s winner, Gary Haynes of Gahanna, OH. He won a G222C2 with a G-Core shaft.

McDermott Cue is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI and markets under the brands of McDermott Cue, Star Cue, Lucky Cue, Element Cue, Wildfire, Pool Prodigy, Intimidator i-Shafts, G-Core Shafts, Big Boy Shafts, Sledgehammer Break Cue and Stinger Break/Jump Cues.

For more information about this press release, contact McDermott’s Creative Director, Derek Blaguski, at derekb@mcdermottcue.com or call 1-800-666-2283. More information can be found at www.mcdermottcue.com.

Dr. Cue Lesson 68: M&M Banking System


In lesson 68, Dr. Cue shows you another way on how to play a frozen ball on the cushion. Dr. Cue shows a great way to play it safe in a game of 9 ball when the intended pocket is blocked. He also shows exactly how to make a easy bank shot to the corner and how to adjust when practicing the shot.