February 13, 2020

Kamui Roku Chalk Review

Kamui Roku chalk_review
Is the Kamui Roku Chalk worth the high price tag? Pool chalks are available in many shapes, sizes, colors, prices, and with many claims: claims that each manufacturer makes as to why their chalk is so special. Today’s review will be focused on a chalk that is considered a “premium chalk”. This means that it is a top-quality chalk – […]
December 28, 2019

Predator 314-3 shaft review

Predator 314-3 Shaft Review
Should I buy the Predator 314 3 shaft? The third generation of the Predator 314 shaft is, naturally, an improved version of its predecessors. The shaft is the combination of various innovations in manufacturing technology and patented techniques including v-tech fiber tip silencing, iMatch 10 piece splice construction and innovative vault plate front end construction. The Predator 314 3 is […]
December 27, 2019

Predator Vantage Shaft Review

Predator Vantage Shaft Review
Does the Predator Vantage Shaft live up to manufacturer claims? The Predator Vantage is one of four shafts in the Predator low deflection shaft lineup. The other three shafts are the Predator Revo, Predator Z 3 and the Predator 314 3. These shafts vary in playability and depend on the user’s preference. This review will focus on the Predator Vantage […]
December 16, 2019

Predator Second Skin Glove Product Review

Predator second skin glove review
Does the Predator Second Skin Glove Live up to Expectations? Gloves are considered to be an optional accessory in the game of pool. Most players find that a glove helps them to drastically improve their game. Others prefer to feel the cue stick directly on their skin and opt for the use of chalk to reduce friction when necessary. There […]

Is the Predator Air 2 Jump Cue the best on the market?

This review is for those who either have or want to step their game up to the next level. The basic pool player owns one cue which is used to play every kind of shot; even to break. You can see the drawback of this. No one cue can be optimized to play the best straight shots, English, masse and jump shots all at the same time. Specialized cues will always win in their specialized areas.

This review takes a look at a cue that is specifically designed to assist you with mastering the jump shot. It goes by the name Predator Air 2.

Predator Air 2 First Impression

The Predator Air 2 comes with a Predator cloth sleeve and joint protector. The shaft comes in three pieces. The section with the tip has a typical polished wooden finish. The middle section has a carbon fiber collar and is matte black in color. The third section is also matte black in color and when added, brings the shaft from 40” to 47”. The matte black finish gives the shaft an elegant look and is very comfortable to hold.

The first joint from the tip is a Uni-Loc ultra-light mini radial joint. The joint at the additional extension is a Uni-Loc quick release. The tip is phenolic with carbon fiber and is super hard for maximum energy transfer. The shaft costs about $290 which is slightly above average as far as professional jump cues go.

Now let’s get into the meat of the matter.

Jumping with the Predator Air 2

For the first set of tests for the Predator Air 2, I set up some standard jump shots at varying distances. For longer jumps, I used the American grip. This requires the full extension of the Predator Air 2. The cue is very lightweight, especially at the tip, and has a comfortable grip. This allows for rapid movement of the shaft which causes the ball to jump effortlessly. Of course, you do have to actually know the technique to make a jump shot for it to work. Also, remember that this cue still needs to be properly chalked.

playing with the predator air jump 2 cue
Using the predator air jump 2 cue

For close shots, I removed the extension, making a much lighter and shorter shaft. It becomes very easy to hold the shaft with the English or dart grip at this point. This allows higher elevation of the shaft, thus enabling a higher and quicker jump elevation of the cue ball. This was done very easily and comfortably. The shaft makes for a very precise aim and gives great control of jump shots.

Playing with the Predator Air 2 Jump Cue

I have now played many games since purchasing the Predator Air 2 and can safely say this is the best jump cue I have ever used. I have had to whip it out on more than a few occasions and am always confident about the success of my jump shots. The versatility and precision of this cue is on point and is ideal to get you out of tricky situations. I personally find the cue more comfortable to use with the American style grip than with the English grip.

Predator Air 2 Jump Cue Grading

This is one of the best jump cues on the market. It greatly enhances your game when necessary and is not that pricey. I give this product a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating and do recommend you give it a shot.

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December 15, 2019

Predator Air 2 Jump Cue Product Review

Predator air 2 jump cue review
Is the Predator Air 2 Jump Cue the best on the market? This review is for those who either have or want to step their game up to the next level. The basic pool player owns one cue which is used to play every kind of shot; even to break. You can see the drawback of this. No one cue […]
November 17, 2019

Young Guns Main 8-Ball Event for 2020?

CueNews has just received some exciting news that’s has just come out of the woodwork about a new potential Junior Nationwide competition. We have only limited information and its all very speculative at the moment. But here is what we know so far: The Event is only in its very early planning stages The event will likely be called “Young […]
November 16, 2019

Best Pool & Snooker Clubs in Brisbane & the Gold Coast

Best pool & Snooker Clubs in Brisbane & the Gold Coast
At CueNews we’re passionate about connecting you with the best pool and snooker clubs in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. That’s why we’ve collated a list of some of the clubs in these regions, complete with their contact details, opening times, photos and customer reviews. Here are all the top tips so you can decide where you want your next […]
September 15, 2019

The Best Cue Tip? Century Pro G2

Century Pro G2 pool tip review
Firsthand experience with the Century Pro G2 Cue Tip I have heard praises being sung about the Century Pro cue tips. They come highly recommended by the likes of amateur players to the pros. I decided to give one of these tips a try to see what all the buzz was about. I also wanted to find the disadvantages so […]
September 10, 2019

First hand review of The “TOP” Rack

The “TOP” pool rack review
Here at Cue News we decided to give the “TOP” Rack a go. Andy Urquhart, the founder of the “TOP” Rack sent us four complimentary new racks to use in a Local 8-ball competition in Hervey Bay. Here’s what we thought. First impressions Our first impressions upon opening the rack was that the quality seemed great – it definitely didn’t feel like the rack would snap in a hurry and could handle […]
September 10, 2019

An unusual hero – The tale of The One Armed Pool Bandit

One hand pool bandit
The tale of The One Armed Bandit A hero is defined by Oxford as a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Heroes exist in various forms and in different factions of life. Today we are focusing on a very unusual and interesting character. This hero goes by the title The One Armed Bandit. Rhys […]
September 6, 2019

First hand review of the Predator 1080 Pure Chalk

Predator 1080 pure pool chalk review
Is this really a game changer? First hand review of the Predator 1080 Pure Chalk  The game of pool is very technical and I treat it as such. I have to be precise with every move and keep a focused mind. I only use the best equipment so that I always have that slight edge. Working with substandard equipment throws […]
August 27, 2019

Billy “The Kid” Makes The Queensland Open Team

Billy Browne from Gladstone has officially broken the record for the youngest player ever to qualify to represent Queensland in the open 8 ball national titles. At just 14 years , 11 months & 3 days old to be exact. Billy will now help Queensland claim the national opens teams title in Albury NSW on the 17th October to 26th October, which […]
August 27, 2019

Nino Andreuzzi To Take On Rusty?

Nino is from Germany but has been living in Australia on and off for the last year. Recently, he’s settled here permanently and is living in Hervey Bay, Queensland. He is an established American Rules 8/9/10 Ball player, as this is what is most commonly played in Germany, so has quickly picked up World Rules 8 Ball in Australia. He […]
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