What is the Best 3-Cushion Carom cue?


Whether you play 3-cushion or 5 pins, in this article you will find the best cues for your game.

Carom Cues

After an exhaustive search the best quality and price billiard cues are these:

This cue is more for beginners and intermediates, its price is tight, the finishes good and of good quality, it is a very good option if you don’t want to spend so much money, the cue is nicer than in the picture.

Made of high quality Canadian maple wood, A +++.

Best Selling Carom Cues

Do you need Billiard Gloves?

Testimonial 1:

“Bought this glove because I trust the Kamui brand and it fit my black and white theme for cue, case and accessories. I also liked the fact that it had an adjustable strap because I hate having to pull a glove off so it ends up inside out and having to fix it before putting it back on. Unfortunately, it fits so tight, even when the wrist strap is loose, that you end up having to either turn it inside out or pulling on the finger sleeves to get it off. A few times doing the latter led to the rip along the seam you see in the picture.

Very comfortable fitting glove. I love the webbed portion and how it breathes.
Glove is very nice looking; befitting the Kamui brand.

Tore easily if not removed very carefully. As in more carefully than you would normally remove a glove.
Finger sleeves are a little too long. I have fat hands and long fingers so it works for me but they are definitely longer than they need to be to insure they cover any contact point with a normal cue stroke.

OVERALL: Satisfied with the purchase and will probably replace with the same glove when the tear in this one gets worse. BUT, I now know that you have to be particularly careful when taking the glove off to avoid tearing the material.”

Testimonial 2:

“I have very small hands. On my left hand, my ring size is a 4.5. The size XS fits well, but there is some bunching up of the material on my thumb (although I think this is normal). This glove keeps me from having to use chalk, and my strokes with it are very smooth. I ended up purchasing one for my husband as well. Especially since there are so few XS small gloves on the market, I would highly recommend this one! (The size XL also fits my husband appropriately. We used the measurements provided to decide on a glove size.)”

Testimonial 1:

“Comfortable and fits good – not too tight or loose. Have used it for 25+ hours so far. Seems well constructed and durable. I like the closed index and thumb fingers so the glove does not ride up and allow the cue to rub against skin. It plays warmer than other gloves I’ve used as the material does not breath well.”

Testimonial 2:

“This is a great tool for pool. It keeps your hand steadier. Purchased it for our son in law for Christmas and he loves it . He wears it every time he plays pool”

Testimonial 1:

“It’s difficult to find gloves for left handed players that you don’t reverse. Even harder to find decent quality. Overall, the glove is a good solution that seems to have well done seems and good fit. Only complaint is the velcro wrist strap is made for someone with fat wrists. I’m an average sized guy and it has overlap that’s excessive. Otherwise i’d give it five stars.”

Testimonial 2:

“I have tried many gloves and the Longoni Black Fire 2.0 billiard pool glove is the best out there. very durable, great feel. I play every night, its holds very nicely for months. Feel very confident with it on. I would give it SIX STARS!”

Billiard cases

Testimonial 1:

“Nice light weight and i like that i can wear it like a packpack. Great for pool cue case for motorclycle riders like me.

The outer storage pockets should be larger and more available colors like black and gray. I just found blue and red.”

Testimonial 2:

“This is a great pool cue case. I wanted a light weight case since I only carry two cues , down from 4, and this fits the criteria being a 3×4. The color and look is really nice, it’s looks like a much more expensive case. the $75 I spent is a bargain compared to others. This weighs less with 2 cues than my hard side 5×8 when it’s empty
10 out of 10 would recommend this to my pool friends”

Testimonial 1:

“Just received this case! Shipping was very fast, case looks very sturdy and holds my cue very well, does not rattle around like my last case. For the money I say it’s totally worth it and I like the fact on how I can lay my cue down instead of sliding in a tube. Plus most people at pool halls have very similar cases and someone walked out with mine one time by accident because we had the same style case, so this one will definitely be different than the rest and easy to spot when your out.”

Testimonial 2:

“Hard to find a case able to store the cue flat to help avoid warping. Seems good at first glance holding cue with foam. Better then the drop cases because shaft and but dont fit snug in them so it can rattle around. Will update after few weeks use”

Testimonial 1:

“This is one beautiful case. It arrived with a nice personal thank you note, along with a new glove and some chalk. I was given a three week window as to when it would arrive, and it promptly showed up on the second day of that window. These people take the time to do it right. The quality workmanship and attention to detail is not lost on this buyer. I highly recommend this product.”

Testimonial 2:

“Full tubes
Spring loaded bottom keeps the ends from bouncing in the case and makes them easier to pull out
Quality has held up so far
The big front pocket is big enough to fit my 5 cue Claw
I literally have not been able to find a better case for less than about $200

I wish they had the same case in a ~3×4 that could reliably stand on it’s own.”

Specifications of Carom Cues

  • Shorter and lighter with a shorter ferrule.
  • A thicker butt and joint.
  • A wooden dowel for high-end cues.
  • And a wood to wood joint with no collar to give a one-piece feel.
  • The tip has a smaller diameter compared to pool cues.

How long and heavy is a Carom Cue?

  • Typical cues are 140 to 140 cm or 54 to 56 inches long and 470 to 530 grams, 16.5 to 18.5 ounces lighter for free carom and heavier for 3 cushion carom with a tip of 11 to 12 mm, about 0.43 to 0.47 inches in diameter.


This specialization makes the cue stiffer, which helps control carom balls that are larger and heavier compared to pool balls.

The best brands of Carom Cues

Gustavo Delgado asks us the following question:

Within the brands of billiard cues for 3 cushions (Longoni, Hanbat, etc), which billiard cue would you recommend me to buy; I really like the 3 cushions and I would like to have a cue that has good performance, certainty, flexibility, of a weight of about 20 ounces and that is not so excessively expensive, that comes with 2 shafts and a good case, I am awaiting your recommendation, best regards.

Answer: The best carom cues and they have several shafts are:

Adams, Buffalo, Cuesoul, Hanbat, Gabriels, Longoni, Lucasi, McDermott, Mezz, Molinari, Theory

Cheap or expensive depends on the person, however, it is important to make a good investment as your cue will be with you for a lifetime.

There are good carom cues, however, cues under $50 will not last long because the quality of the wood is poor.

Top quality carom cues are worth every dollar you invest, because they will last a lifetime.

Buy a cue that you feel comfortable with, love the design and with the desired features.

McDermott G605 Carom Cues

Carlos Julio asks us the following question:

Good morning.
I am being offered a McDermott G605 carom cue for a three cushion game.
Can you advise me about the quality of this cue, price and country of origin?

Thank you very much.


McDermott brand is made in the USA is an industry leader with the use of the finest materials, quality craftsmanship and over 35 years of cue manufacturing experience.

They are also a technology leader with their low deflection G-Core shaft that features a professional taper, a Tiger Everest tip and carbon fiber technology to help make every shot consistent and accurate.

This cue the G605 makes excellent use of turquoise by combining it with the contrasting tones of recon ebony and synthetic ivory.

These three materials form inlaid dots on both the shaft and forearm of this beautiful, blonde, bird-shaped maple cue.

This cue costs approximately $820.

If I were in your position right now, I’d buy that cue in a heartbeat.

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