What is a Wood to Wood jointed pool cue?

When it comes to discussing pool cue designs, none is more traditional than a cue with a wood to wood style joint.  What we are referring to here is the connection between the butt and the shaft.  In some cases, there will be metal or plastic at the connection end of each.  With wood to wood jointed cues, you have a direct connection between the two (as seen in the picture of the Lucasi sneaky pete below).

Lucasi Sneaky Pete Pool Cue

The concept behind the feel of the wood to wood hit has to do with energy transfer. With a wood to wood jointed cue like the Meucci 9701  or the Lucasi LZ2000SP featured here, the energy from the tip transfers down the shaft and into the butt, giving the player more feel when they strike the ball. A true wood to wood joint will give you a feel that is closest to a one piece bar cue from an energy transfer perspective.  It is extremely important to note that there is no advantage or disadvantage to the different joint types. Whether or not the feel of the cue works for you is a matter of personal preference. Your best bet is to try the different joint styles and see what feels right to you.

Most cues from Meucci, McDermott and Elite feature wood to wood joints and that soft, fluid hit. In addition, most cues that fall under the category of hustler or sneaky pete will feature a wood to wood joint.