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BD Cues and the SS360 - 04-16-2014, 05:19 PM

Recently I was PM'd by Bob Danielson about trying out one of his cues with the SS360 shaft. He did this after I was posting looking for a cue builder that would be willing to make me a cue and match up some OB Classic shafts to it, not sure if it was correlated. I was taken back by the offer because nothing like this has ever happened to me, but I stepped up to the plate and said I will give it unbiased try, I have been an OB and standard maple shaft user for quite some time. This is what he sent me:





This cue is beautiful in its own unique way. The butt is his 6 piece set up which looked to be alternating cocobolo and bocote, this created a very unique contrast. The wrap on the cue is black linen with green specs that felt nice in the hands, this says a lot coming from a wrapless cue shooter. The only thing that upset me about the look of the butt was the fact that the butt cap and the joint colors didn't match, but that is me being OCD lol.

On to the playing points of the cue, specs are as follows:
Butt weight: 15.18 oz
Shaft weight: 3.69 oz
Tip Diameter: 12.88mm
Tip: I believe it was a Kamui Brown Medium but I am sure Bob will chime in on that.
Pin: 3/8-10 G10

This cue was very spunky as far as playing, it would make whitey do whatever I told it to and consistently! The feel was great with no noticed vibration that you would get from a standard shaft but yet it had that same solid feel. The only way I can describe it is this, it has the feel and hit of a one piece with the accuracy and playability of LD. When he sent me this cue it was a super easy transition from my Frey with an OB Classic to this cue.

The fit and finish of Bob's cues are amazing and well thought out and he has one heck of a product for the money. I recommend that you check him out if you are in the market for a new cue or LD shaft give BDCues/ss360 a try you wont be disappointed by the options available for cues and shaft dimensions.

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And I would like to thank Bob again for this opportunity!


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04-16-2014, 05:56 PM

I really liked this cue when u sent me pics of it looks even better in these pics I really need too try one of these cues and shafts looks great thanks for the post buddy


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Thanks Jordan - 04-18-2014, 07:35 AM

Thanks for the review and kind words and yes, not everyone is a fan of non-traditional looking cues and most of my cues do have matching collar. Also working on my first SS collared cues for those that like the forward balance.
Anyway, was glad to send you the cue to test drive.
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04-18-2014, 04:12 PM

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Thanks for the review and kind words and yes, not everyone is a fan of non-traditional looking cues and most of my cues do have matching collar. Also working on my first SS collared cues for those that like the forward balance.
Anyway, was glad to send you the cue to test drive.
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Waiting For My SS 360/2 as well!
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Waiting For My SS 360/2 as well! - 04-13-2015, 06:49 PM

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I really hope it will be worth this 4 month wait! I paid BD cues 4 months ago for a shaft... I was told I would have it by March, here it is almost mid-April!
Bob is a nice guy and I really hope the shaft is worth this wait! I will be sure to let you all know how the ss 360 holds up to my Tiger Pro-X, Jacoby Edge, Mezz Pro II, and OB Pro Plus. Thats my ranking from best (Tiger) to worst (OB). actually Predators are worse then the new OB Pro Plus (which is just a bad imitation of the Tiger Pro-X.) I am really hope to put the SS 360 at the Top of this list! If it ever gets here!
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04-17-2015, 06:03 PM

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waiting for my SS360/2 shaft and will post the review afterwards
Same here.


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Buying a BD cue is the best decision i've ever made , his cues play lights out .
  
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HAVE ONE ON ORDER A SURE YOU GUYS THESE CUES PLAY. TRIED JUST SHAFTS OUT ON ANOTHER BUTT AND VERY IMPRESSED WITH PLAYABILITY!
  
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04-24-2015, 02:26 AM

My Bob Danielson SS360-2 shaft showed up at my door today. I had this shaft made to my specs: 30", 12.5mm, with a thin black collar. I'll play with it this weekend and give my initial thoughts, then post another review in 4-6 weeks after I've had plenty of time to adjust. I have been playing with an OB2, and played with a Tiger X Pro before that. I also have limited experience playing with a Z2, 314-2, and OB1 on a friends cue.


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my bob danielson ss360-2 shaft showed up at my door today. I had this shaft made to my specs: 30", 12.5mm, with a thin black collar. I'll play with it this weekend and give my initial thoughts, then post another review in 4-6 weeks after i've had plenty of time to adjust. I have been playing with an ob2, and played with a tiger x pro before that. I also have limited experience playing with a z2, 314-2, and ob1 on a friends cue.
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lets hear how cue plays?
The shaft plays well. I like how it plays better than the Tiger and OB shafts.


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Love it! - 07-08-2015, 02:45 PM

Play's way better then the new "Plus" OB's! Or any OB's
Its a close match too the Tiger Pro-X.
It is much better then any Predators!
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07-08-2015, 11:28 PM

So how long it takes to have build a basic BD cue with a SS360 shaft?

Baxter, your review worries me, I want to order a BD cue, now I'm not so sure. I'm from Europe so any issue with cue will be expensive to fix, if I should send the cue back.

Do other members had fresh experiences with BD?


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07-09-2015, 09:04 AM

That sucks Baxter. I hope you and Bob have resolved the issue by now.
I'd love to try one of his shafts. It's the only laminated shaft out there I care to try.



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