Why we recommend Viking Pool Cues
At The Billiard Warehouse, we HIGHLY recommend
Viking Pool Cues. Here are a few reasons why Viking cues
have earned our highest recommendation:
As a pool players, I am very
concerned about the playability of the cues we sell. I
know that our customers expect excellence and Viking cues
deliver! Viking cues have a solid hit with low deflection.
The popular term on the market today is deflection. While
deflection is an important characteristic of a pool cue, it is
not the only aspect of a cue which should determine your choice.
Feel, Balance, Energy, Quality and Control of the pool cue is
very important. We also recommend choosing a cue that
offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects
including warpage. The important characteristic about English is
not the amount of spin, but how easy it is to control the spin.
You need to control the amount of spin (English, Draw and
Follow) so that you can position the cue ball where you need to
for the next shot. Viking cues are easy to control
because they have an excellent shaft taper that is not too stiff
nor too whippy. We are continually impressed by the
excellent playability of Viking cues.
We are very concerned about the
quality of the cues we sell. For obvious reasons, we want
our customers to be pleased with the products they receive.
When our customers are happy, we get referrals and repeat
business. Returns are inconvenient for everyone
involved and certainly do not help the bottom line.
The quality of all components of Viking cues are simply
excellent. The quality control at the Viking factory is
outstanding, so it is extremely rare that we receive a return of
a Viking pool cue.
3. Custom Options:
Viking offers more custom
options than anyone! You can have your Viking cue built to
your specifications; usually in less than three weeks!
Here is a list of the custom options available on our custom
order form for each Viking Pool Cue:
brand of tip
wrap option - 27 linen
combinations and two leather choices
stain option where applicable
pearl option where applicable
vinyl option where applicable
jump / break option
Viking offers more than 100
different cue designs! Between all the different Viking
models and custom options, it is easy to find the cue that is
exactly right for you!
5. Predator 314 and Z shafts:
We stock Predator 314 and Z
blanks at the Viking factory, which enables us to match the
exact ring work for your Viking pool cue to a Predator shaft.
Your Predator shaft will look perfect on your Viking pool cue.
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Shafts and Viking replacement shafts.
6. Lifetime Warranty including
Viking pool cues come with a
Lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects including
warpage! You can rest assured that if cared for
properly, your Viking pool cue will give you a lifetime of
service! You simply can not get this guarantee with
an import cue. Click Here for
7. Viking cues are proudly
made in the USA!
Regardless if your needs are
great playability, flawless quality, custom options, outstanding
designs, predator shafts, lifetime warranty or want your pool
cue to be Made in the USA. We recommend Viking Pool Cues!
History of Viking Pool Cues:
early 1960s, Viking Cue Mfg., Inc. founder Gordon Hart began
making two-piece pool cues in the basement of his poolroom in
Stoughton, Wisconsin. Mr. Hart traveled to various tournaments
to sell his cues. In a short period of time, Viking cues became
popular with many of the top players. As the 1960s were coming
to a close, Gordon sold his poolroom and moved the cue business
to its present location in Madison, Wisconsin. He expanded
production capabilities and began selling cues throughout the
United States and abroad.
grew steadily through the 1970s and 1980s. Then, in 1986 the
major motion picture, The Color of Money, which starred Paul
Newman and Tom Cruise, was released and created a boom in the
billiard industry. Sales of Viking cues skyrocketed, and the
company experienced phenomenal growth as a result.
1980s came to a close, Mr. Hart began updating machinery and
investing in state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a quality
product. Promotional efforts increased with an extensive
advertising and public relations program coordinated by Gordon's
wife, Nancy, which helped make Viking a household name. Nancy
was very active in the Billiard Congress of America in the
1990s, serving on its board of directors. Years earlier she
served on the board of the Billiard & Bowling Institute of
America, and was the first woman elected as president of that
known for its generous support of various tournaments and
organizations including the International Challenge of
Champions, Men's Trick Shot Magic, Sudden Death 7-Ball, Skins
Billiards Championship, Texas Hold'em Billiards Championship,
Viking Nine Ball Tour, and National Wheelchair Pool players
Association. Vikings efforts coupled with significant product
quality enhancements, positioned the company as the leader in
the cue making industry.
mid-1990s, the company hired a full sales staff to handle the
needs of their constantly growing distributors and dealers
throughout the world. In 1994, Mr. Hart was honored with the
first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from The American
Cuemaker's Association. In 1995, Viking introduced a whole new
line of cues. With this new line of cues came an entirely new
way of cataloging the product. Large, almost to scale, photos
depict the decorative features of the cues from the joint all
the way down to the bumper. Every intricate detail is visible to
the human eye.
introduction of the F Series, Viking is poised to continue its
lead in the industry in quality, durability, and selection.
with state-of-the art equipment, technology, materials and
skilled craftspeople, Viking will continue to be the top cue
manufacturer in the industry. Our current catalog and the manner
in which Viking cues are presented live up to the expectations
of the millions of current and future owners of Viking cues.
Watch for more great cues from Viking!