The Predator Roadline Series is among the finest pool cues a player would ever hope to own. With it’s clean lines and bold veneer, the SP6GL is a pool cue that’s equally at home at a pool hall as it is a professional tournament.
If you’ve ever had the privilege of holding an Roadline series pool cue, then you already know how incredibly balanced it feels. The geniuses at Predator have figured out how to design a nearly perfect cue.
If you’ve never had the chance to actually try a Predator Roadline cue, we’ve got you covered with the Select Billiards Hands-On Video Review and exclusive Select Billiards Photos of the SP6GL from every angle. It’s the next best thing to trying it out for yourself!
Select Billiards’ Video Review:
One of the first things you’ll notice when you look at this cue is it’s wrap, which extends all the way to the butt cap. The wrap is a black Irish Linen which feels very nice in the hand. Irish Linen is about in the middle of the “grippy-ness” level, so this is a nice all-purpose grip.
The cue also has 6 beautiful elongated points featuring green veneer. This really makes the cue “pop” in the forearm and will absolutely get some complements when you go out playing with it.
This cue comes standard with a 314² shaft, which is a 12.75mm shaft with a pro taper. A Z² shaft, which is 11.75mm, is also available if you prefer a narrower shaft. The tip is a laminated Everest Tip which is standard for just about every Predator shaft.
How It Actually Plays:
- 314² Shaft(12.75mm)
- Hitting the ball with a soft hit, the ball hit the far rail at about 1″, maybe 1 1/4″ inch.
- Hitting the ball with a medium hit, the ball hit the far rail at the 2″ mark.
- Hitting the ball with a firm hit, the ball hit the far rail at the 3″ mark.
- Z² Shaft(11.75mm)
- Hitting the ball with a soft hit, the ball hit the far rail a little under the 1″ mark
- Hitting the ball with a medium hit, the ball hit the far rail just a little over the 1″ mark but less than 2″.
- Hitting the ball with a firm hit, the ball hit the far rail right around 2.5″ mark.
This is truly a great “all around” cue. The green veneers really make it “pop” visually. If you like linen wraps, this is a great choice since the wrap goes all the way to the handle. Play-wise, it’s suitable for both beginners and advanced players. It’s an Entry Level cue for the Predator line. You really can’t go wrong with this cue.
Shaft: 3142 and Z2 – Standard shaft length: 29″ (30″ also available) – Standard tip: Everest® by Tiger® Products – Joint: Uni-Loc® Quick Release Joint – Standard weight: 19oz (18.5-20.5 available) adjustable in .10oz increments (SP4RW does not feature cartridge system) – Wrap: Irish Linen Wrap (SP6GL and SP6OL Models Only)