Cheap Cue Sticks

Are you looking for cheap cue sticks to play 8-ball/9-ball/snooker, etc. with? Well what I have here is something youmizerak-cue can use without having to pay top dollar. It’s called the Mizerak Shorty Cue (1 Piece), 40″ by Escalade Sports.

I have done a review in an earlier post on a set of cue sticks that you can check out. It is geared mostly towards professional people that want to play with an edge. Also, it’s made for players who play pool quite regularly. But, for this post, I’ll cover a cheaper version especially for people who don’t play pool too often, yet it’s made of high quality.

I found this cue stick on Amazon which sells for $9.99. This is the cheapest that I found and has the highest rating from customers who purchased this.

About the cue stick

Here is what you can expect this cue stick to be made of and the details of it:

  • 12mm Ferrule with leather tip
  • Hardwood construction
  • Great for tables in tight spaces
  • 40″ from bumper to tip
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S.
  • Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN): B014SLC8J2
  • Item model number: P1850

Additional description:

The Mizerak Shorty cue is a 40 inch, 1 piece hardwood cue with a 12 mm ferrule and tip. It’s great for jump shots and effective when you’re playing in tight spaces.


As stated earlier, I found this product on Amazon where it received a rating of 3.9 stars out of 5. Since it’s a cheap kind of cue stick, I would say that it’s a worthy purchase. There were also 41 customers who purchased this.

To state a couple of positive reviews, one satisfied customer said, “Great for Kids; Suitable for Adults.”

Another positive reviewer said, “Nice and small to fit into corners when larger stick just can’t do the job.”

As for critical reviews, one unsatisfied customer stated, “The stick was obviously warped when I received it.”

To add a second critical review, another unsatisfied customer said, “Pool stick held together by WEAK WOOD.”

The negative reviews were replied by Mizerak who asked these customers to contact them to address the issues. If, for any reason you have purchased this or any product from Mizerak, you can get an exchange or refund provided that you show proof by taking a picture of the defected product and filling out a claim form.

About Escalade Sports

The manufacturer behind the Mizerak cue stick is Escalade Sports where their main mission is to produce high quality sporting goods products that meet and exceed the expectations of their customers. The employees of Escalade Sports recognize that the company exists because of their customers, and that their success is dependent on meeting their customers’ expectations. They commit to the following:

  • Best service after the sale.
  • Courteous and professional service.
  • Product orders that are shipped on time.

This company values their customers’ business and they work hard to provide 100% customer satisfaction.


I hope that enjoyed this review of the Mizerak cue stick. If you did, please share on social media. And, if you have any questions, comments, or want to share any thoughts please do so by adding them in the comments section below. I look forward in hearing what you have to say. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. // Reply

    This Mizerak shorty cue looks very similar to the cues we had where space was tight and they were in one piece too.
    Sounds ideal for home use where purchasing a more expensive cue isn’t ideal as they’re too long preventing playing as a wall is usually in the way.
    Sounds like a great cue for starting out in my view, cheap, yes but there’s no point in spending too much when your just getting rolling in the snooker world.

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      Thanks for commenting, Simon. I guess you’re right about playing this on a snooker game/table. If someone were to read this and considering a cue stick to start off with, I thought this would be the type of item to begin with. Maybe I’ll try and find a lower budget type of billiard table as well, and hopefully this cue stick would make a good addition to that (hopefully reviewed) pool table. Good observation.


  2. // Reply

    After reading some of the pros and cons, I can’t help but wonder why there are any cons in the first place. i mean, come on – 10 bucks for a pool cue. If it’s warped, just send it back.

    Despite the negative reviews, I’d buy a few if I had a home pool table just to have extra cues in case a few friends stop buy and you end up in a doubles match. I don’t think I’d take a 10 dollar stick to a billiard hall where the good players hang out. Even a $200 stick would be considered low- end to some of those guys.

    Bottom line, if you purchase a Mizerak Shorty Cue, and practice with it often enough, there’s no reason it can’t be your go-to cue. I say go for it!

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      Hi Hal! Thanks for the comment on this post. Yes, it’s hard to imagine that there’s a cheap cue that’s being reviewed negatively. I feel that everyone wants a cheap product that would work professionally right off the bat. Well, I’ve tried to find the best and most affordable cue stick, and I found this one.

      You’re right in saying that since it is $10, then why not buy and test it out? Oh well, I feel that I can’t please everyone. I look forward to hearing your experience with this cue if you decide to get one. Thanks for stopping by!

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