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dukeboy1977
10-31-2008, 06:10 AM
I wanted to take the time to give props to cuemaker Rick Howard. I sent him my old j/b cue once owned by Shannon Daulton for him to make a new shaft and fix the buttcap that broke loose. He offered to give me a great deal on a complete refinish of the cue, to which I initially refused cause I was planning on using it, not storing it as a collectible. I got an email this AM about him refinishing it for me anyways after it was completely fixed, and that he's mailing it out to me on Monday November 3rd 2008. I am gonna wait til I get it and scrape up some extra cash, since having just moved out yeterday, to send him the cash for the refinish anyways. It's only right to pay him for his work, I know this, even though I had denied it. He was VERY nice to me so it's time I return the favor. I can hardly wait to get my cue back in like new shape!! I hope he re-signed it R. Howard 92'!!!!! I'll post pics later of how good it looks when I receive it. Take care, Jeff

gforces1911
10-31-2008, 06:39 AM
Rick is a great guy. He does top notch work and really wants the player to be happy with his cue. He stands behind the work.

Sweet Marissa
10-31-2008, 08:36 AM
I wanted to take the time to give props to cuemaker Rick Howard. I sent him my old j/b cue once owned by Shannon Daulton for him to make a new shaft and fix the buttcap that broke loose. He offered to give me a great deal on a complete refinish of the cue, to which I initially refused cause I was planning on using it, not storing it as a collectible. I got an email this AM about him refinishing it for me anyways after it was completely fixed, and that he's mailing it out to me on Monday November 3rd 2008. I am gonna wait til I get it and scrape up some extra cash, since having just moved out yeterday, to send him the cash for the refinish anyways. It's only right to pay him for his work, I know this, even though I had denied it. He was VERY nice to me so it's time I return the favor. I can hardly wait to get my cue back in like new shape!! I hope he re-signed it R. Howard 92'!!!!! I'll post pics later of how good it looks when I receive it. Take care, Jeff
So, just curious... how were you going to pay for the shaft and butt repair? Why don't you just send him those funds?

Ktown D
10-31-2008, 08:32 PM
Rick is a great guy. I have owned many of his cues and I kick myself for letting them go. His work is top notch and his cues are a steal for the money they sell for. Get 'em while you can.

suckershot
10-31-2008, 10:19 PM
Rick is a great guy. I have owned many of his cues and I kick myself for letting them go. His work is top notch and his cues are a steal for the money they sell for. Get 'em while you can.

Couldn't have said it better myself. ;)

Matt_24
11-01-2008, 06:24 AM
Rick is the best.

cycopath
11-01-2008, 08:24 AM
Rick is a world class cuemaker, an excellent player and a nice guy. He's done work for me a few times. He always stands behind his work also.

AnitoKid
11-01-2008, 08:48 AM
Thanks for sharing!

:)


I wanted to take the time to give props to cuemaker Rick Howard. I sent him my old j/b cue once owned by Shannon Daulton for him to make a new shaft and fix the buttcap that broke loose. He offered to give me a great deal on a complete refinish of the cue, to which I initially refused cause I was planning on using it, not storing it as a collectible. I got an email this AM about him refinishing it for me anyways after it was completely fixed, and that he's mailing it out to me on Monday November 3rd 2008. I am gonna wait til I get it and scrape up some extra cash, since having just moved out yeterday, to send him the cash for the refinish anyways. It's only right to pay him for his work, I know this, even though I had denied it. He was VERY nice to me so it's time I return the favor. I can hardly wait to get my cue back in like new shape!! I hope he re-signed it R. Howard 92'!!!!! I'll post pics later of how good it looks when I receive it. Take care, Jeff

dukeboy1977
11-02-2008, 09:55 AM
Why so negative Marissa?

He never said in that post anywhere that he didn't pay for the services he requested. Not sure why you are assuming he didn't pay for what he sent it for.

VERY RIGHT BPG24!! She don't like me and that's why she's always so negative towards me. What I ASKED FOR was paid for up front as I enclosed a check with the cue, there was NO problem with my paying for what I asked for. I don't even know why she would ask such a question myself, like she thinks I'm some kind of a lowlife or something just because we have had many disagreements. Whatever, it is what it is and it will never change... I guess I have to deal with it, but thank you for the comment

DoubleA
11-02-2008, 07:18 PM
Rick is a world class cuemaker, an excellent player and a nice guy. He's done work for me a few times. He always stands behind his work also. Rick makes one of the best playing cues I have ever hit with.(and I have hit with a LOT):grin-square:

Ky Boy
11-02-2008, 07:44 PM
I have always heard that Rick Howard builds geat cues. Hope to purchase one someday myself. I have used his break cues and they are great!!

Marissa...I am sorry you have a reading comprehension problem.:o In no way did he say he didn't pay for the services he was requesting. He just didn't have the extra funds to pay for a refinish. I'm not flaming so I offer the website below to help you.:sorry:


http://www.bianys.org/learnet/tutorials/reading_comprehension.html

Gary

Why so negative Marissa?

He never said in that post anywhere that he didn'y pay for the services he requested. Not sure why you are assuming he didn't pay for what he sent it for.

Sweet Marissa
11-02-2008, 10:10 PM
Why so negative Marissa?

He never said in that post anywhere that he didn'y pay for the services he requested. Not sure why you are assuming he didn't pay for what he sent it for.
He didn't say he paid for services rendered, only that he would be paying Rick when he could afford it, thus my question. It wasn't an attack. Apparently, I'm not the only one who got that impression.

*I believe that is supposed to say "poor", not "poo" :)

dukeboy1977
11-03-2008, 05:46 AM
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props to Rick Howard 11-02-2008 11:47 PM Sweet Marissa You should put the money towards an education.

Marissa, HOW is it that I'm the one who should put the money towards an education, when it was clearly YOU who can't read and comprehend something? I'm NOT gonna argue cause' of your lack of intelligence, I'd be fighting an unarmed person, I just thought I'd point out what it was you gave me neg. rep for...NO GOOD REASON

Koop
11-03-2008, 07:33 AM
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props to Rick Howard 11-02-2008 11:47 PM Sweet Marissa You should put the money towards an education.


Sounds like something a "good" Christian girl would do, make fun of someone's education or lack of. :rolleyes:

A little hypocritical, don't you think?

axejunkie
11-03-2008, 09:36 AM
I had Rick fix a shaft for my break cue and he did a great job, even offered to ship it the day he finished it so I'd have it earlier than expected. Like seemingly everyone who tries his cues, I've found they hit great.

pooljunkie4ever
11-03-2008, 03:35 PM
If anyone is seeking a great hitting/playing cue, buy one from Howard. I bought mine about 6 months ago and absolutely love it. This is coming from a guy that has play his whole pool life with 2 cues. I am saving up to buy one of his break cues that matches my playing cue. Maybe Santa will be nice to me this year, LOL.

Ky Boy
11-03-2008, 04:59 PM
Wow, she gave me negative rep, too. That is a first for me!!!

Why on earth would she give me neg rep when it was for informational purposes only????


Oh, she missed it again. She didn't comprehend my post. Go figure!!!!!



Gary

dukeboy1977
11-04-2008, 05:39 AM
Wow, she gave me negative rep, too. That is a first for me!!!

Why on earth would she give me neg rep when it was for informational purposes only????


Oh, she missed it again. She didn't comprehend my post. Go figure!!!!!



Gary

lmao....Don't sweat it Gary, it comes with the territory here sometimes. There is always gonna be someone who misconstrues (sp?) something said by another and then feels the need to "punish them" for having a point of view different than theirs, or something similar. This has been a long time thing coming from her, plz. don't get offended or irritated by it. I thought your post was hilarious and appropriate to the circumstance. Take care bud, Jeff

dukeboy1977
11-04-2008, 05:43 AM
Sounds like something a "good" Christian girl would do, make fun of someone's education or lack of. :rolleyes:

A little hypocritical, don't you think?

Koop, I assure you I have an education already and im going back to school to further it now. I saw no need for the comment myself, in fact I'm a lil baffled by it actually, and I definitely agree with your comment towards the situation. Take care sir, Jeff :D

Ky Boy
11-04-2008, 01:01 PM
No sweat!!

But the part that baffles me more than what she said is why in the world would I ever stand up for a Duke fan???????? :wink:

I must be losing my mind!!!!!!!!!!:eek:


Gary


lmao....Don't sweat it Gary, it comes with the territory here sometimes. There is always gonna be someone who misconstrues (sp?) something said by another and then feels the need to "punish them" for having a point of view different than theirs, or something similar. This has been a long time thing coming from her, plz. don't get offended or irritated by it. I thought your post was hilarious and appropriate to the circumstance. Take care bud, Jeff

Ktown D
11-04-2008, 07:06 PM
I just realized that I gave rep to a Duke and Kentucky fan. WTH

Wooooo Pig Sooooieeeee Razorbacks :)
The Vols will whip all of ya this year..........:thumbup:

Ky Boy
11-04-2008, 07:16 PM
The Vols will whip all of ya this year..........:thumbup:




Ktown,

Sorry for your loss, buddy!!! :rotflmao:

It is time to rebuild!!! Don't ya think!!!!! lol ;)


Gary

Ktown D
11-04-2008, 07:19 PM
Ktown,

Sorry for your loss, buddy!!! :rotflmao:

It is time to rebuild!!! Don't ya think!!!!! lol ;)


Gary
Check the roster brutha............we RELOADED.:smile:

Would you like a little sweat bet on both games this year??????????:cool:

Ky Boy
11-04-2008, 07:23 PM
Check the roster brutha............we RELOADED.:smile:

Would you like a little sweat bet on both games this year??????????:cool:



We might do that...I got until Jan 13 to make up my mind. ;)

We always split games anyway...or so it seems. I'm thinking maybe bet the first game and loser buys a couple rounds at DCC. What do you think???


Gary

Ktown D
11-04-2008, 08:18 PM
We might do that...I got until Jan 13 to make up my mind. ;)

We always split games anyway...or so it seems. I'm thinking maybe bet the first game and loser buys a couple rounds at DCC. What do you think???


Gary
Sounds good.........now back to our regularly sceduled slamfest that started out as a testimonial.:rolleyes:

dukeboy1977
11-14-2008, 08:47 AM
I received my cue back from Rick on Wednesday, and it is as perfect as it can be for being made in 02'. I'm going to play with it tonight and take some pics hopefully...THANKS RICK!!!!

dukeboy1977
11-16-2008, 10:04 AM
I received my cue back from Rick on Wednesday, and it is as perfect as it can be for being made in 02'. I'm going to play with it tonight and take some pics hopefully...THANKS RICK!!!!

Well, as I promised, here's my review. The refinish is VERY WELL DONE and he DID put R. Howard 02' back onto it like I hoped he would! I figured he would anyways, as not to confuse it with newer work. The new signature is a lil harder to see but it's there nonetheless. It plays just fine for me and jumps very well for me, in fact I have made a few jumps that impressed me immensely. It's a simple leather tip that looks like a sumo tip, or a very hard water-buffalo tip, but it works for me so I'll try not to read too much into it. He cleaned up the threads on it I think cuz they look cleaner to me. My favorite part of it is the way they shaft sounds when I strike a ball with it...I'm not sure how to explain it, but it has this nice lil sound to it like an old joss cue from the 80's does. I'm happy with how it turned out and happy I can finally use it to play with now. Again, THANK YOU RICK!!! Now I have another cue I'm proud to use when I get the chance to play, which isn't often, but it will be more frequent when I'm done with school.

JoeyInCali
11-16-2008, 10:23 AM
Sound?
Aegis ferrule?