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Dufferin One Piece Hi-Run House Pool Cue? - 01-19-2007, 01:34 PM

I decided to buy a Dufferin One Piece Hi-Run House Pool Cue (~$30) but found the following comment on the web. Is it true? If yes, should I avoid it? Any other suggestions on a cheap but good house cue?

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Regarding Dufferin cues, they went out of business a couple years ago. They had a great reputation. A billiards distributor bought the name, and is now cranking them out in China. Too bad the quality isn’t close to what it was.
  
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01-19-2007, 01:39 PM

Well, I'm pretty sure they went out of business a few years back, but I cannot verify the rest of the story.
  
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01-19-2007, 02:04 PM

Many people consider Diamond as the best table to buy. I wonder how their house cues play:

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01-19-2007, 02:17 PM

I had a Dufferin one-piece in a bar I went to a lot in the late 1970's to the early 1900's. I paid $19.95 for it. It's a great cue for the $$. My son-in-law still uses it. Johnnyt


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01-19-2007, 02:40 PM

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Any other suggestions on a cheap but good house cue?
tom,

Ozone Billiards at www.OzoneBilliards.com, has 2-piece Rage cues on sale for like $23.99 apiece. I bought a couple of them so visitors at my house that don't take the game seriously would feel like they were playing with a "real" cue. Turns out they hit pretty good. Wish I'd of bought four or five of them.

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01-19-2007, 03:14 PM

Maniac,

Is this the one you are talking about? It doesn't say it's 1 or 2 piece though. So if it doesn't say, it means it's 2 piece, right? Thanks!

http://www.ozonebilliards.com/ragcueblacst.html

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Ozone Billiards at www.OzoneBilliards.com, has 2-piece Rage cues on sale for like $23.99 apiece. I bought a couple of them so visitors at my house that don't take the game seriously would feel like they were playing with a "real" cue. Turns out they hit pretty good. Wish I'd of bought four or five of them.

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01-19-2007, 03:24 PM

Tom, that's the line of cues I'm talking about. I got model numbers RG45 and RG40 and believe it or not, they are straight as an arrow with a pretty good hit. I think 24 bucks for a 2-piece cue ain't a bad deal for what you want it for.

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01-19-2007, 05:06 PM

Dufferin did go out of business

Cues now made in China.

The production equipment went to China with the name.
  
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01-19-2007, 05:21 PM

So you think they should be still good, right? Thanks!

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01-19-2007, 05:23 PM

Thanks, I think I will get one Rage and one Dufferin to try them out.

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Tom, that's the line of cues I'm talking about. I got model numbers RG45 and RG40 and believe it or not, they are straight as an arrow with a pretty good hit. I think 24 bucks for a 2-piece cue ain't a bad deal for what you want it for.

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01-19-2007, 10:48 PM

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Dufferin did go out of business

Cues now made in China.

The production equipment went to China with the name.
I have 2 Dufferin 2 piece cues made in Canada. I can't decide whether to sell them or keep them in the hope that the price will rise because they are no longer being made in Canada .
  
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01-19-2007, 10:51 PM

The old Dufferin house cues were the best!
  
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01-20-2007, 04:04 AM

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I decided to buy a Dufferin One Piece Hi-Run House Pool Cue (~$30) but found the following comment on the web. Is it true? If yes, should I avoid it? Any other suggestions on a cheap but good house cue?

Thanks!

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There are several one-piece cues of varying costs and quality on my one-piece cue page. (I'm a pooldawgy affilliate) I sell a lot of them but the stats I get don't id the particular cues.


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01-20-2007, 04:28 AM

Mcdermott also makes house cues.
  
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01-20-2007, 06:40 AM

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Mcdermott also makes house cues.
They did make them for a fairly short time, retail was like $49. I'm pretty sure they stopped a few years back, I inquired about one while my cue was there last year, they couldn't help me.

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