Break and jump cues are so important to your game.
We hear it all the time. "I just grab a cue off the wall to break with. I don't want to wreck my good cue. It's just the break." Really? Just a cue off the wall?? It's just the break???
Spreading the balls into a game ready pattern and making at least one ball on the break is essential to your game.
Without making a ball on the break you just hand the table over to your competition. You're at their mercy. If they're a good player, they will run out on you. You might as well just go get yourself a beer (or your beverage of choice - we don't judge).
A jump cue is also a vital addition to your bag of tricks, I mean cues.
They can save you when the game is on the line. Your opponent plays what he thinks is a great safety. Wouldn't it be better to pocket the ball and keep playing, instead of kicking at the ball and giving the table back?
You may think it's difficult to learn to jump. With a proper jump cue and about five minutes of instruction, I am able to teach just about anyone to jump a ball. As with anything, practice will make perfect.
Just get one. Your game will thank you for it.