Poison BW-5

Poison BW-5


Poison Black Widow are known for their striking design flourishes. These cues can be as subtle or flashy as you want them to be.


Poison’s construction techniques are among the best. If you think these cues look nice, just wait until you get to play with one! 

Try It

If you’ve never had the chance to actually try a Poison Black Widow cue,  we’ve got you covered with our video review of the BW-5. It’s like trying it out yourself!


Select Billiards’ Video Review:


Build Quality:

This cue features a rubber butt cap. The handle is solid black with silver rings with hourglass inlay. The wrap is a Tri-Weave Polymer in carbon-fiber style. A metallic black widow spider appears on the forearm as well.

The cue incorporates a Venom 2 Shaft with Poison’s Uni-Loc Bullet Joint system which makes it very easy to break down and put back together. The threads are recessed inside the joint and both the shaft and butt feature unique serial numbers. All Poison Black Widow cues come with a Venom 2 shaft which has a 13mm diameter. A Sarin tip is installed standard.


How It Actually Plays:

  • Venom 2 Shaft (13 mm)
    • With a soft hit, the ball hit the far rail at just over the 1 inch mark. 
    • With a medium hit, the ball hit the far rail at the 1.75 inch mark.
    • With a firm hit, the ball hit the far rail right at the 2 inch mark.
When hitting with the Venom 2 shaft, you’ll notice that the cue gets out of the way of the cue ball well. It comes off smooth and definitely has low deflection. The Venom 2 shaft is a great shaft with a solid but soft feel to it, it’s definitely an improvement on the original Venom shaft (which was already a high performer within it’s price-range!).

Closing Thoughts:

Like all the Black Widow series of cues, this one plays great! The tri-weave grip has that carbon fiber styling and it feels good in the hand. The cue is mostly black so it’s not too flashy but it definitely makes a statement. 

Manufacturer Information:

Beware of the Widow’s Bite. This cue features chopper and supercar inspired designs and is crafted with revolutionary materials including ultra strong Syntek Fiber and Uni-Loc® technology, making it just as lethal as it is beautiful.

Crimson hourglass inlay. Metallic Black Widow Spider. Syntek Fiber & Silver Rings. Acid etched & hand painted hour-glass collar & butt cap. Tri-Weave Polymer Wrap. Paired with Poison’s Venom2 low deflection shaft

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Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 41 × 3 in

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