Side by Side Comparison of: Iszy Billiards vs Viper by GLD Products
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Five Star Reviews:
February 10, 2017
As expected. No issues
January 6, 2017
use it all the time
One of my favorite online shopping purchases
June 28, 2016
This cue stick makes me look like a professional because I bring my own cue stick when I play billiards now.
I love it the only thing I wish is I had ...
September 1, 2015
I love it the only thing I wish is I had something to replace the tip of the cue with. Otherwise it's awesome
We are beginners and I must say that these are far better than what they give you to use in the ...
March 13, 2015
This is my 1st pool cue ever. I bought 2 of these. We are beginners and I must say that these are far better than what they give you to use in the Pool halls. For the price, a real bargain.
October 28, 2014
Good quality for the money. Stick is straight and has held up well over the last few months.
May 25, 2017
Perfect for my four year old grandson.
Great cue for the price
May 12, 2017
This a a really nice cue for the price. The kids love it.
Works as advertised.
January 30, 2017
Received on time and works fine.
December 29, 2016
Good product for price. Shipped timely as advertised.
December 10, 2016
November 17, 2016
Four Star Reviews:
March 15, 2016
Stick a little too thick near tip. Would have liked it to be more tapered.
October 26, 2015
Alittle more back heavy then i woild like but ither then that great
July 28, 2015
This stick is ok, I should of bought a longer heavier stick.
Arrived on time.. Quality of the item is ...
February 10, 2015
Arrived on time..Quality of the item is superb.. Gonna use this weekend for trial.
October 13, 2014
Very good buy for the money
Iszy 21 oz. cue
September 21, 2013
Love this cue! Pretty and works great as a breaking cue. I purchased the 21 oz. model and it's helped my game. Have several other cues but I thought I would take a chance on this one and I'm glad I did.TM Spokane
May 2, 2017
Handy for short space, very useful
February 4, 2017
it does job of getting me through close quarters shots.
But this was the perfect length for him as the adult pool sticks is ...
November 28, 2016
Bought this for my son for Christmas wasn't sure that it would for him since he's only 7. But this was the perfect length for him as the adult pool sticks is way to long for him. He isn't short for his age either and is actually pretty tall for his age. But these pool sticks are pretty even as well and aren't bent or bowed.
works way better and sturdy
August 22, 2016
One of the sticks broke, but was because one of the kids stepped on it. Otherwise, a decent product. Kids grew out of it, have had it for a while now. Not using the other stick anymore, got a 48 inch stick from ozone billiards for them, works way better and sturdy.
June 24, 2016
Decent stick. Only reason for 4 stars is you ...
October 3, 2015
Decent stick. Only reason for 4 stars is you don't get to chose the oz size. I bought 4 and they aren't all the same. Also they shipped me 4 huge boxes when all 4 sticks could have fit in one
Three Star Reviews:
needed to replace the tip immediately.
May 8, 2017
Needed to replace the tip immediately. I have no idea what it was made of, but it was not good. That said, the stick has a good feel.
Overall good beginner cue for the price
April 18, 2017
Overall good beginner cue for the price, just had to replace the ferrule and tip. My friend is happy now.
May 19, 2015
I like the look and feel of these sticks but the tips are awful. They are almost non existent. Like having no tip at all.
July 20, 2017
Mine broke pretty easily. Granted I dropped it a lot, but it cracked and that was all she wrote.
The stick is hollow and not very sturdy.
April 29, 2016
Dropped it and it broke in half. The stick is hollow and not very sturdy.
The cue is the right size for tight corner spots ...
March 1, 2016
The cue is the right size for tight corner spots but has no weight to it which makes shots difficult.
OK, but Light
January 18, 2016
It was very low price, & it's OK, but it is very light, and so a little difficult to shoot with.
Work as intended
September 23, 2015
Bought a pool table for the game room area. I like things to match. table is black. furniture black and silver. needed black cues (bottom portion of these are black). And they work well enough for an at home game room. not for professional use by any means.
Great for tight spaces but too light for my taste
April 25, 2015
Does the trick if you need a short cue; however, it feels too light for my taste. I know it is a 36" cue stick, but it feels as if it is made from a very light (not dense) wood with no weight added to increase the mass. But it was very cheap and allows shots in tight spaces.
Two Star Reviews:
Super nice me happy
January 1, 2016
Bought 2 this 1 and black and blue cue stick. There are beautiful well made, I could not find any defects. Straight cue stick nice feel when shooting at the cue ball. I would like to buy 2 more but wifie is on me about spending extra money. Iszy if offer free shipping send me a note I will buy 2 more.Update 3/4/2016I have 2 Iszy pool cue stick 21-ouch, both cue string raps are coming un-rap with about 10 to 15 try's of using them / 62 days from when I bought them. I contacted Iszy they said - Sorry our warranty is 30 days from delivery date, if purchased from Amazon directly their warranty may be longer Iszy Billiards. When I check the Iszy cue to see if they was straight - I took them apart and roll them they was ok. But my Father in-law be playing pool as far back in the 1940s he said to check a pool stick not apart but together as 1 peace. We roll them and found both was warp / the cue tip had kinda like a roll jump to it. We check Iszy cue to a few of my other cue sticks they was straight no cue hop when rolled. So I remove 5 stars and give them 2 stars for not lasting long than 62 days. "O" we just started pulling off the rest of the string rap not sure what are going to do with Iszy cue sticks now.
Like the feel and weight
August 14, 2015
Tip came off the second time I used it. Like the feel and weight.
This is a cheaply-made cue that is straight and works ...
January 7, 2017
This is a cheaply-made cue that is straight and works . It is so short that it is too light for use as anything but a child's first attempt at pool . I bought it for play in confined quarters but don't use it .
... a break so i would not buy another one like this ever unless it were given to me for ...
November 8, 2016
Cue stick broke after just about 12 uses during a break so i would not buy another one like this ever unless it were given to me for free...
Shaft was pretty crooked for a new stick
November 7, 2016
Tip needed to be reshaped a lot when first used. Resulted in not much of a tip being left.Shaft was pretty crooked for a new stick, but not enough to really care about, I guess you get what you pay for.
May 4, 2016
These pool sticks were purchased because our new pool table is kinda close to a window and that's the side the q-ball stops a lot. I thought they would be good because it's a solid piece of wood- what could go wrong? One of the tips totally fell off, the other is crooked. The only reason I keep them now is in case my nephew comes over. He is young and I wouldn't want him to have a long heavy pool stick to play with. Since he'll miss anyway, a crooked tip won't matter to him.Sorry- I do not recommend this product.
You get what you pay for
August 26, 2015
I bought this stick because there are two spots around my table that I needed a shorter stick. The price was good and I got free shipping by purchasing a few other necessities. What I don't like is that all the weight is in the bottom half of the stick and that the top half is too fat. It's just a cheap stick. I'll probably buy something better and use this one as a bridge stick.
Viper 36" Cue
October 10, 2013
I purchased this for my nephew so he would be able to play on my table. The stick is made well enough, but has no weight. If they would add a few more ounces to this stick it would make all the difference. But kids need weight just like adults. This couldn't have weighed maybe 5 - 10 oz. tops.
One Star Reviews:
But cheap, get cheap.
February 10, 2017
I play in a pool league and had cracked the shaft on my previous cue so I decided to get me a new one just to get me through the rest of the session. Saw this one and ended up buying it because of the price. After shooting one match with this cue, I automatically don't like it. The tip is way too hard to use as a shooting cue and the shaft is not tapper like a shooting cue should be. If you are looking for a cheap break cue, this would be a good choice but I would recommend not using it for shooting.
looked like a good stick and I don't play pool often
April 14, 2016
Would give 0 stars but the option isn't there, looked like a good stick and I don't play pool often, I hit the cue ball and the top 2 inches of the stick split right off like it was a bad piece of wood. DO NOT BUY!!!
just a waste of
November 6, 2015
Got this new but warped, just a waste of money
January 12, 2015
I've seen straighter pool cues left out in a rainstorm. Very dissatisfied.
August 3, 2017
Bought three of these. I wasn't expecting a work of art for the price but I was expecting them to be straight. All three wobbled when rolled on the table. Not worth it
June 10, 2017
I received my cue stick today is it suppose to look like this or am I missing a piece on the tip?
November 29, 2016
You need to glue a tip on. I did not know this
February 5, 2016
Broke in two days. Bad buy.
i would look elsewhere if I were you.
January 25, 2016
It was great while it lasted. It broke in less then a month. I went to break one time and it did the same thing. It broke about half way down. Dont waste your money.
Dimensionally accurate. Unfortunately the description does not include the ...
April 11, 2015
Dimensionally accurate. Unfortunately the description does not include the truth. I have never seen a more warped stick in my life. I hoped to be more savvy than this, but even a week later the stick I bought is now half the price, making me wonder did I read these reviews, as I faithfully do every single order? I could pull a branch out of my yard that would be more true a cue than this would ever strive to be.Do not buy this.Maker of this cue; contact me with your attempt to refutiate this embarrassment, and I wont make a youtube video demonstrating exactly how demeaning this cue is to billiards. Why even put a tip on it? Or much less rubber on the butt?
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Viper by GLD Products
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Made of hardwood Canadian maple wood
Leather 13 mm glue on tip
5/16 X 18 steel joint
Reliable and dependable, intended for high volume use
36-inch one-piece "shorty" cue
13mm tip that is easy to shape for consistent ball control
90-day warranty against manufacturer defects
Cue weight will vary