Once QB Custom Cues, owned by Ken ?Q-Ball? Thiemann and A.J. Heuther, become known to players outside of the St. Louis area I believe they will have a hard time keeping up with customer orders. Their designs are stunning. Their craftsmanship is outstanding. But most of all, their cues play great.
I just purchased this cue. My first impression is how light it feels in my hands. It weighs 19 ounces with either shaft. I think it feels lighter because it so well balanced. Hit is hard to describe. I can say that this QB cue hits like my Verl Horn cue and cue maker Jim Buss was very impressed with the hit of the Horn.
Playing with the cue I have a sense of greater finesse than with most other cues in my collection. It provides good feedback. That translates to the perception of more precision. There must be something to this. I made 38 out of 40 possible balls in a bar box 8 Ball league my first time out with it.
QB Custom Cues currently makes only one-of-a-kind cues. You can contact Ken on these forums. He uses QB Custom Cues
as his alias. You can also contact him at 636-485-4354 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Another example of their work here:http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=102639
About this cue:
The cue has a Tulip forearm with 6 v-bottom points of Ebony, three high and three low. Inside the high Ebony points are inlaid Ivory points. In the low Ebony points are Cocobolo & Ivory inlaid points. The butt sleeve is Ebony with 3 Tulip & Ivory inlaid scroll's alternated with 3 Ivory scrolls. Below the points and above & below the scroll's are inlaid Cocobolo butterflies. QB Custom Cue?s trademark MOP Dot is centered in the butt cap. The handle is a brown leather wrap. The joint is a sleeved stainless with a radial pin. Below the joint is an Ebony with Nickel Silver ring. The 2 shafts are 12 3/4 mm with LBM ferrules, medium Moori tips, and matching Nickel Silver ring.