Viper Desperado Cue

Are Viper Desperados good pool cues?

I am new to playing pool and am divided between getting a viper desperado or a McDermott. I do not want to pay more than $100, however.

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Viper Desperados are alright, sure. I'd suggest a McDermott, and if you can, I'd suggest checking out Craigslist. You are able to get them for a fraction of the cost.

But if I had to choose, McDermott would be the one I got. I've had both, as I ran into the same problem as you. You get a pretty good kick out of Viper's, but they don't last quite as long. It might just be me though. If you hit moderate-soft to moderate, pick up a viper. But for long time use, and for moderate to hard hits, I'd get a McDermott.

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