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Kim Bye
09-10-2013, 10:21 AM
I finally got my own plain jane Sly bumperless hoppe cue :D
I have always loved the look of such cues, but what is the history behind this design?

fastone371
09-10-2013, 01:25 PM
How about a picture so we can see your new cue? I know I was happy to find a Titlist conversion, I have a Brunswick signed Hoppe cue but I am not sure if I want to do a conversion on it or leave it alone.

Kim Bye
09-10-2013, 03:31 PM
How about a picture so we can see your new cue?
It`s nothing fancy, a plain bumperless hoppe player, but i think it looks sharp :cool:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/9718159591_f48d1dd84b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74588365@N06/9718159591/)
leon sly hoppe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74588365@N06/9718159591/) by Kim_Bye (http://www.flickr.com/people/74588365@N06/), on Flickr

ideologist
09-10-2013, 05:44 PM
Look at the 1941 Willie Hoppe Professional. It has this design, inspiring millions!

LuckyStroke
09-10-2013, 08:30 PM
I love the Hoppe style. Check out my avatar. I've had that cue for five days now. I've seen some Sly's and have hit with one. Leon Sly does good work. Old wood is the best which is why a Brunswick conversion is so nice. Dufferin's are great for this too but Brunswick has a different history with Hoppe and Mosconi that ups their value. To Fastone, I'd look into the value of the autograph versus the value of a conversion after the cost of the conversion. If the value of the autograph is less than the value of the conversion, do it. I'd like to have a titlist. I'd defintitly convert it, because IMO cues are meant to be played.

MCP
09-10-2013, 09:33 PM
It`s nothing fancy, a plain bumperless hoppe player, but i think it looks sharp :cool:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/9718159591_f48d1dd84b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74588365@N06/9718159591/)
leon sly hoppe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74588365@N06/9718159591/) by Kim_Bye (http://www.flickr.com/people/74588365@N06/), on Flickr

SWEET........
Mcp

poolhustler
09-10-2013, 10:03 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b186/martinbro/DSC_0262_zpsbdb75cfc.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/martinbro/media/DSC_0262_zpsbdb75cfc.jpg.html)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b186/martinbro/DSC_0276_zpsb361e696.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/martinbro/media/DSC_0276_zpsb361e696.jpg.html)

Kim Bye
09-11-2013, 03:40 AM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b186/martinbro/DSC_0262_zpsbdb75cfc.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/martinbro/media/DSC_0262_zpsbdb75cfc.jpg.html)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b186/martinbro/DSC_0276_zpsb361e696.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/martinbro/media/DSC_0276_zpsb361e696.jpg.html)
Beautifull cues, but that middle cue sure gonna get some traditionalists panties in a bunch! :p

victorl
09-11-2013, 04:00 AM
I absolutely love the bumperless look but I have a bad habit of dropping my cue on it's bumper after I miss a shot. If I had a sweet hoppe like that and accidentally dropped it without thinking, I would cry.

Kim Bye
09-11-2013, 06:03 AM
I absolutely love the bumperless look but I have a bad habit of dropping my cue on it's bumper after I miss a shot. If I had a sweet hoppe like that and accidentally dropped it without thinking, I would cry.

Drop the cue on your toe :rotflmao:

mel_smOg
09-11-2013, 06:09 AM
my second bumperless cue (first was super fancy Zinzola with his ivory butt plug)

absolutely love the design but I dont like the fact that I will prob dent the bottom of the butt so might as well sell it lol

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Kim Bye
09-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Nice $ cue Mel. Does the cuemaker have a website or facebook page?

mel_smOg
09-11-2013, 06:17 AM
Nice $ cue Mel. Does the cuemaker have a website or facebook page?

I dont think guys from Ca$h cues in the business anymore

Tobermory
09-11-2013, 08:08 AM
Dear Kim--

Now you need to find a poolroom with a hardwood floor. There is nothing like the guilty pleasure of rolling a bumperless cue slowly on a wood floor! Trust me! Carpeting took a lot of the fun out of pool!

Oddly, there's no fun in rolling one on linoleum or tile, and you could hurt the butt.

fastone371
09-11-2013, 10:12 AM
It`s nothing fancy, a plain bumperless hoppe player, but i think it looks sharp :cool:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/9718159591_f48d1dd84b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74588365@N06/9718159591/)
leon sly hoppe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74588365@N06/9718159591/) by Kim_Bye (http://www.flickr.com/people/74588365@N06/), on Flickr

Very nice looking cue. Thats Ebony, correct?

Kim Bye
09-11-2013, 03:14 PM
Very nice looking cue. Thats Ebony, correct?

Yes i do belive it is.

SouthernDraw
09-11-2013, 04:12 PM
I like the feel and sound of a bumperless cue. Take off your bumper and see if you like it.

Blue Hog ridr
09-11-2013, 04:47 PM
I also love that style. I have 2 Brunswicks. One BBC and one Tru Balance. Lee Pepper did them for me. He did a Hoppe ring on one and a Tad butt cap on another.

Even being as plain as a Sneaky those 2 little extras plus the shiny Chromium bolt just set them off nicely. If I ever get another custom, it will also be bumperless.

Most rooms or bars that I have played in have carpet. For the hard wood floors of the older rooms, I just rest it on the toe of my shoe. Have never put so much as a scratch on mine.

Yours is very nice. Sly makes a great cue and they play like 90.

GoldCrown
09-11-2013, 06:54 PM
Beautiful Sly. Take care of it....it'll be a lifetime of enjoyment.