Predator has always been a leading brand in the world of billiards, not only has an impressive catalog of cues and shafts, but also among its team has great players of the world circuit, such as Darren Appleton, Karl Boyes or Albin Ouschan. For years Predator has created the series of cues Roadline Sneaky Petes and its different models have been a success thanks to the quality and its price. This year Predator surprises us with the new models of the Roadline series, offering impeccable designs, high quality materials, comfort of use and very competitive prices. Of course, these new Roadline are something that should not be laking in the collection of any pool lover.
A bit of history: The Hustler
The Sneaky Pete or Hustler cue style is the oldest and most traditional design of a two-piece cue.
The old billiards players say that many years ago it was customary to bet large amounts of money whenever you played pool. As in everything that has to do with making money, there was no lack of "hustlers" who managed to cheat the other players and be able to take a succulent amount of coins in their pocket.
What was your method? Easy, they wanted to look like a rookie player so that the opponents would lower their guard and increase their bets. For this, they created a type of cue that physically looked like a cheap cue but was actually one with characteristics of a quality cue.
Experts in the field say that quality cues consisted of two pieces and this sometimes betrayed them ... How strange is to see a very cheap two-piece cue right? This is why the "hustlers" used to grab the cue just at the union between the cue and the shaft, thus preventing other players from kmowing the truth.
It is also said that this type of cues receive this name because its creator was a gambling-lover pool player named Pete the "Sneaky" because of its ability to deceive other players.
To this day, this type of cues have maintained their quality characteristics and their designs are increasingly striking and perfectioned. Just take a look at the new models of Predator Roadline to realize how impressive these cues are.
New Roadline Predator Models:
Predator offers us two versions of its new Roadline models:
SP4: Featuring a four-point True-Splice construction incorporating Canadian hard maple, ultra-elongated points with glossy veneers, the Uni-Loc® customizable weight cartridge system and the world-renowned Predator low deflection shafts.
We can find the SP4NWR and SP4NWP models, both without grip and the SP4LWR and SP4LWP, both with linen grip.
SP8: Featuring an eight-point True-Splice construction that incorporates Canadian hard maple, ultra-elongated points with glossy veneers, the Uni-Loc® customizable weight cartridge system and the world-renowned Predator low deflection shafts.
We can find the SP8NWR and SP8NWM models, both without grip and the SP8LWR and SP8LWN, both with linen grip.
All models come with Predator 314-3 shaft as standard.
In Poolmania we are hallucinating with these new Predator cues. How about you, what do you think? Which one do you prefer?
Tell us below in the comments!