osullivanfan123 wrote:I'm beginner, and just wondering, can i play well with club cue or do i need to buy my own cue. Only problem with club cue is that i think it's too short for me. I'm about 6 feet long. Thanks for helping me
No one is paying you much attention as the WC is on at the moment but your question deserves some sort of answer in a timely fashion.
As a dumb American who knew nothing of the game of Snooker until I stepped off an airplane in London when I was 19 years old, I can tell you that I fell in love with Snooker immediately upon seeing it on telly that evening. I played my first frame within 24 hours of that and I purchased my first cue within 72 hours. Get your own cue because, if you are doing it right, you should become quite intimate with your cue pretty quickly. You don't need to spend too much money on your first cue but as you progress and if you feel you want to improve beyond beginner status, you may want to get a cue from a reputable manufacturer sometime down the line.
The most important bit of your cue is the 1/8" of it at the end which will spend the most time closest to the cue ball. This of course is the tip and you will need to experiment with different types to find which you like the best. You should learn to tip your cue yourself. There is plenty of video instruction available. I am astounded when I come across a player who miscues frequently and keeps saying, "I have to get a new tip put on here!" and when I look, their tip is wafer thin to the point that you can see the circle of brass ferrule when you look at the tip face on. I would be embarrassed if my cue were to be in such a state. I tipped my first cue within a week of learning about the game. This is something of which you have zero control if you continue to use a house cue.
So the simple answer is yes, if you believe you will be serious about learning the game, get your own cue as quickly as possible but understand that your first cue probably won't be your best cue....it will probably be your "training wheels" so spend accordingly and upgrade as your skill improves.