BCA Guidelines for Pool Cues
The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) established standards for jump cues. The BCA rule book stipulates these pool cue specifications:
- Players may bring a maximum of 3 cues to a match.
- Width of tip: 9mm minimum / 14mm maximum.
- Weight: no minimum / 25oz maximum.
- Length: 40 inches minimum / No maximum.
- Metal ferrules may not exceed more than one inch in length.
The cue tip may not be of a material that can scratch or damage the addressed ball. The cue tip on any stick must be composed of a piece of specially processed leather or other fibrous or pliable material that extends the natural line of the shaft end of the cue and contacts the cue ball when the shot is executed.
The tip on any cue used to perform a legal jump shot must be composed of either a leather or synthetic leather material.
Bunjee Jump Cue Specifications:
Weight: 1.5oz - 9.0oz
Tip: Leather Composite
Tip Diameter: CA. 13.5mm
Joint: Quick Release
The Bunjee Jump Cue Tip
The Bunjee Jump Cue Tip is composed of a leather composite material. This composition provides the hardness necessary to facilitate the jump effect. The leather content provides the ability to hold chalk allowing for the application of "English" or spin to the cue ball, while the synthetic composition allows maximum transfer of energy from cue to ball.
Bunjee Tip Legality
Our tip conforms to all known rules governing legal cue tips. Because the tip is a crucial part of the performance of the cue we do not recommend the use of any other brand of tip. Also we make no claim for the legality of the Bunjee Jumper when it is used with any other tip but our own.
The Bunjee Jumper as it is sold has been approved for use by the Billiard Congress of America (BCA), the Valley National Eightball Association (VNEA), the National Nine Ball Tour (Texas Express), The Viking Tour and the BCA All American Tour. Should any tournament director in any of these organizations disallow the Bunjee Jump Cue then they are doing so contrary to their organization's rules at the time of this printing. We ask that you take the time to report any disallowance of the Bunjee Jumper so that we can act accordingly.
Preparation of Bunjee Jump Cue Tips
Use of a TipPik or similar instrument is highly recommended to roughen the top of the tip. Due to the hardness grade, our jump cue tip will not respond well to ordinary scuffers or sandpaper. The performance of the Bunjee Jumper is greatly enhanced when its tip is properly scuffed.
Because the Bunjee Jump Cue Tip is very hard, and because each person addresses the cue ball differently, we have had some reported problems of the tip separating from the cue. This is not a major problem, but it is important not to lose the tip. The tip can be reapplied to the jump cue without problem. We recommend using a file and a TipPik to roughen the back of the tip so that it will better adhere to the ferrule.