QuicSlick

QuicSlick

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Spoiler Alert: Buy this product.

I picked up the QuicSlick kit at Super Billiards Expo 2017. It is made by a company called Billiard Engineering. It’s a highly specialized burnishing system for maintaining your wooden shaft. This is not for use on resin or other types of shafts. It is a very unique system for smoothing your shaft to a glass like finish that is better than any of the other products I have used.

Here is the complete system. It comes with a flexible rubber “tube” and a set of progressively fine grained microfiber papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The microfiber papers are a paper thin “plastic” type sheet that are similar to a very fine grain sand paper and are completely reusable. There are three progressively granular sheets that range from course (relatively speaking) to extremely fine grain. Three sheets of each grain are provided in the base package. The following is an image of one of the sheets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To use the product, slip a microfiber paper into the grooves in the rubber tube with the grain facing out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then set your shaft on the concave microfiber paper and push it down into the tube. the tube will wrap the microfiber paper snugly around the shaft. Then grip the rubber tube and rub up and down the shaft of your cue, twisting as you go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you will find is that the rubber tube provides the perfect amount of equal pressure around the shaft with a fantastic grip that provides a fluid gliding motion. Depending on the condition your shaft is in, you start with a coarser microfiber paper, then switch to a finer one, then a finer one yet until you finish off with the finest. The result is a glass-like finish that is just smooth as silk.

Here is a video of the staff at Billiard Engineering demonstrating how to use Quicslick:

 

Keep the little zip lock baggie the microfiber papers and tube come in and you can keep this compact little kit in your cue case and have it with you whenever you need it.

While the microfiber papers are reusable, eventually you will need to purchase new ones. Conveniently, the microfiber papers are available for sale without the tube at a reduced rate.

I always try to find the pros and cons of any product I review. To be truthful, there was no con I could find with this product. It’s a bit more pricey than say… sandpaper or other “single function” products of it’s type (for example Q Wiz), but this is a much more sophisticated, functional product than those & I find the additional price point worth it.

QuicSlick is an excellent product and I highly recommend it.

I am the founder of Billiard Product Reviews. I have been playing pool for over 30 years. I have a genuine love for this game and all things billiards. I consider myself a student of the game and try to learn as much as I can from instructional books, instructional DVDs, DVDs of professional matches, professional coaching, practice and from the other players that I play with. While I play competitively in league and occasionally tournaments, I consider myself a casual player, relatively speaking. I am a skill level 7 in the APA, skill level 5 in TAP and play as a C+ in amateur open tournaments. I created this site to give back to the billiards community and to assist my fellow players in selecting the right products to help improve their game or just get more enjoyment out of the sport we love.

2 Comments

  1. Steve,
    Thanks for this site. I usually go to You Tube for independent reviews and information, but that is a hit or miss approach. I like having one place to go for information from someone who plays the game. I’ll be back often.

    • John,
      Thank you so much. The site is a passion of mine, I receive no compensation, nor free products in any way. The only form of compensation I receive is the appreciation from other billiards enthusiasts.

      Thank you so much!
      – Steve

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