Originally Posted by Ratta
How i already said- Vollmer is just a quality high-end-cue. Fantastic craftmenship.
To talk about LD is no point worth in this thread-and further allows no discussion imo. Vollmer is just using old-growth shafts! So here it s just the question if you can play pool .....or let it be.
The sentence about *indian and the arrow* is more than true
Hold your horses: you may make implications about my
ability to play the game whichever way you like (and feel free to try and back them up), but note that friend and former importer (long-standing teammate, and currently our club president) happens to be someone who in his day has beaten just about everyone who can hold a stick, e.g. Earl Strickland included. What I said is we've tended to find the deflection behaviour of the cues we tried (he's no doubt tried more than me) erratic
- not merely a question of little
, or of traditional styled solid wood (note "old-growth" is a term usually associated with trees felled in the first half of the 19th century, i.e. salvaged submerged lakewood and such) versus modern LD-shafts (particularly the popular hollow ones, which I'm obviously not
known to have a preference for). Everyone
who tried those Vollmers found them rigid yet volatile/hard to control - which is why why said friend had to give up importing them, as well-crafted and nice-looking as the cues surely were. It's true this was a few (not many) years ago, maybe the playability has improved. In the meantime, please understand that to someone who's been playing for quarter of a century, and instructing/coaching for almost as long, the mention/use of traditional solid-wood shafts will not do
as an excuse for poor playability - on the contrary!
Greetings from Switzerland, David.
„J'ai gâché vingt ans de mes plus belles années au billard. Si c'était à refaire, je recommencerais.“ – Roger Conti