Here is the Owner's Manual for the CueSight Professional Laser-Sighted Billiard Cues. Reading each of these pages will give you a better understanding of how the CueSight works, and how it can help improve your game!
Welcome to CueSight. Like thousands of new CueSight owners, you will thoroughly enjoy the benefits of your new, technologically-advanced CueSight billiard cue.
The CueSight billiard cue is a tool that aids pool players, both novice and professional. A laser beam emitted from the tip-end of the cue assists in lining up shots, gauging shot clearance, planning bank shots, and applying proper English. The laser sight also aids the player in keeping the cue stick properly oriented throughout the stroke of the cue, resulting in higher accuracy and consistent striking force.
Please fill out and mail the customer warranty application included with your unit. This warranty information not only is required for the warranty to be initiated, but also enables us to keep you updated about all the new developments and special offers here at CueSight.
We hope you enjoy your new CueSight billiard cue, and all the improvements it brings to your game!
Instructions for Use
The CueSight billiards cue is remarkably simple to use. With a little effort, you will be able to use a few techniques to dramatically increase your ability and your enjoyment of the game.
TURNING THE UNIT ON
To turn on your CueSight, slide the power switch toward the tip of the cue. The cue is now on. It is recommended that the unit be switched off between shots. Average battery life is 1 to 2 hours of continuous use. Note that a shot takes only a few seconds, so, used properly, the batteries should last many, many games.
USING THE CUESIGHT TO LINE UP SHOTS
Note that the laser beam emitted from the tip of the cue stick shines parallel and collinear with the cue. First, mark a spot on the object ball where you wish to have it struck by the cue ball by assuming a shooting position as if you were to hit the object ball directly into the pocket. The laser will illuminate the object ball at the spot where the cue ball needs to strike it. Imagine the cue ball in that "striking" position. Assume your normal shooting position, and use the beam to show the path the cue ball will take. This is easily accomplished by raising and lowering the butt of the cue, causing the laser beam crosshairs to shine on the cue ball, and onto the object ball or felt. The CueSight billiards cue is properly aligned when the beam shines in a spot along the line the cue ball must travel to pass through the "striking" position you found.
USING THE CUESIGHT TO APPLY ENGLISH
The crosshairs projected by the CueSight pinpoints the exact spot where the tip will strike the cue ball. Strike with the spot high on the cue ball to put forward spin on the ball. Striking the cue ball low will give it back spin, perhaps preventing it from following the target ball into a pocket. Striking on the left and right of the cue ball will impart spins as well. Experience and trial will show you what English works best for each shot.
USING THE CUESIGHT TO IMPROVE YOUR STROKE
By now you will have noticed that the crosshairs on the cue ball shifts up and down or perhaps sideways as you effect your shot. That perfect stroke you thought you had now appears flawed! To correct this, try to keep the crosshairs at exactly the same position on the cue ball through the full stroke of your shot. Paying attention to this will add consistency to your shots, and improve your game overall.
CHECKING CLEARANCES WITH THE CUESIGHT
If there is an interfering ball between the cue ball and the object ball, you can use the CueSight to see if there is enough clearance to make the shot. By projecting the beam along the edge of the cue ball onto the edge of the object ball, on the side of these where the interfering ball lies,you can see if the cue ball will make it past or not. If the beam is blocked by the interfering ball, the shot is not possible without applying English.
CueSight will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship of your CueSight Professional Laser-Sighted Billiard Cue for the life of the unit. This warranty does not cover the expendable batteries or leather tip which expire from normal use. Warranty service is available by returning the CueSight billiard cue to the address on the back of this manual. Return freight from CueSight will be paid by CueSight Technologies anywhere in the United States. This warranty does not cover damages resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any unauthorized attachments, or disassembly of unit. This warranty only applies to owners who have returned the enclosed warranty application. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. No other express warranty is given. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Important Safety Information
The CueSight billiard cue is a tool for the player, it is not a toy! Similar to a target pistol, this is a recreational sporting good that can cause injury if not properly used. The sight generated by the unit is a powerful laser beam, and should be used with extreme caution.
• Since a laser beam can be harmful to the eyes, avoid direct eye exposure. Do not look directly into the laser beam output aperture during operation.
• Be aware that laser light, when reflected off a mirror-like substance, can also be dangerous.
• CAUTION: Use of controls, adjustments, or performance of procedures other than those given in the Owner's Manual may result in hazardous laser light exposure.
• For further safety information regarding lasers, refer to ANSIZ 136,1 STANDARD FOR THE SAFE USE OF LASERS.
• This is not a toy! Keep away from children.
• This is a tool intended for use in billiards. Do not attempt to use this product for any other purpose.
• Do not shine the laser toward other people.
Battery Info and Tip Care
The CueSight comes with three LR44 type batteries. These are 1.5 volt alkaline batteries. Replacements are readily available from drug stores, groceries, hardware stores, and other outlets. Note that in all likelihood you will need to consult the store's cross reference chart to select a particular manfacturer's part number, as an "LR44" is an IEC standard type, and not a model number of any particular manufacturer. Do not use zinc air or silver oxide batteries, as they do not provide enough capacity to power the unit. When in doubt, if the battery is the same size and shape, and is 1.5 volt alkaline, it will probably work.
Under normal circumstances, your batteries should last many hours of play. It is recommended that you turn the unit off between shots to conserve the batteries.
TIP CARE AND REPLACEMENT
The leather tip on your CueSight is shipped "unscuffed". You may use a tip scuffer if you wish. Over time, chalk may accumulate in the laser aperture. This can be removed by blowing it out. If the tip needs to be replaced, it is easily unscrewed. Tips are available from CueSight.