I'm often asked about house cues. People think that just because I grew up and learned how to play using a house cue that I might be some kind of expert on the subject. I'm not. But, I can tell you one thing - you can play just as well with a good house cue as you can with a couple thousand dollars of exotic wood and inlays. What you need is a cue that's straight, one that's relatively well-balanced, and one with a good tip on it. A Le Pro is a good choice of tip for a house cue. From consulting with those more knowledgeable, I've determined that among the following are the top choices for those who pride themselves with supplying their regulars with quality equipment.
If they weren't so awkward to travel with, I think I'd be using a one-piece cue to this day.