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9andout
07-20-2016, 07:42 PM
Was at a friends house last night. I just brought my playing cue and used his break cue.
*** I don't know much about more expensive cues***
So playing 9 ball first break I sink 3 and squat the rock perfect.
We played about 13 games. I probably broke 6 or 7 and squatted the rock 3-4 times.
Not too common for me. Coincidence maybe.

Reason for post: So after the 4th game or so he says: "do you know what your breaking with?" He shows me a big cue catalog. His is a RUSS ESPIRITU USA or America?
It has American flags in blue in a circular fashion in the butt end.
He says it's worth $1,500 - $2,000. Showed me in the catalog. That's the tops for me so far. (I know there are many many worth way more $$$$)

But, I was BLOWN AWAY by the feel of the cue!!!!
I may not be the best judge but it felt nice and light and very balanced.
I felt like T. Cruise holding the "Balabushka" for the first time! lol

I guess I should've shot with it or asked to borrow it for a few weeks.
I just have my old original McDermott cue. First and only one I bought.

He says it just sits. So he uses it to break with. Regular tip too.
I definitely have to try some cues out at the Expo next yr!

Anyway. I usually get crushed by this guy.
Last night he gives me 3 on the wire going to 7.
I win 7-4 and 7-1.
He had a bad night and I got some of my $$ back!!:D
*With my Micky D*

xianmacx
07-20-2016, 07:54 PM
Was at a friends house last night. I just brought my playing cue and used his break cue.
*** I don't know much about more expensive cues***
So playing 9 ball first break I sink 3 and squat the rock perfect.
We played about 13 games. I probably broke 6 or 7 and squatted the rock 3-4 times.
Not too common for me. Coincidence maybe.

Reason for post: So after the 4th game or so he says: "do you know what your breaking with?" He shows me a big cue catalog. His is a Gus Szamboti USA or America?
It has American flags in blue in a circular fashion in the butt end.
He says it's worth $1,500 - $2,000. Showed me in the catalog. That's the tops for me so far. (I know there are many many worth way more $$$$)

But, I was BLOWN AWAY by the feel of the cue!!!!
I may not be the best judge but it felt nice and light and very balanced.
I felt like T. Cruise holding the "Balabushka" for the first time! lol

I guess I should've shot with it or asked to borrow it for a few weeks.
I just have my old original McDermott cue. First and only one I bought.

He says it just sits. So he uses it to break with. Regular tip too.
I definitely have to try some cues out at the Expo next yr!

Anyway. I usually get crushed by this guy.
Last night he gives me 3 on the wire going to 7.
I win 7-4 and 7-1.
He had a bad night and I got some of my $$ back!!:D
*With my Micky D*

Assuming its a gus, it not worth 1500-2k. :)

Kobachi
07-20-2016, 07:59 PM
Gus Szamerica. Would like to see pics of this cue.

ghost82
07-20-2016, 08:51 PM
I bet if you offer $50 for the cue, he would take it. I would if I were him.

Bavafongoul
07-20-2016, 09:54 PM
Maybe you misheard ........15-20k perhaps?

skins
07-20-2016, 10:07 PM
Szamboti with American flags? In blue? In circular????.. LOL

HawaiianEye
07-20-2016, 11:00 PM
Szamboti with American flags? In blue? In circular????.. LOL

Yeah!

I got some with all the flags of the United Nations.

You looking for any particular one?

If we don't have it, I can get Yang...er, er..er...I mean Gus to make you one.

9andout
07-21-2016, 02:48 AM
Ah crap. Here we go. You guys are tough. Lol
I said I'm no expert.
But it was signed and matched the picture and the "value" in the cue collector book / catalog.
I really thought it was nice.
I will ask him for a couple pics.

jasonlaus
07-21-2016, 03:33 AM
Ah crap. Here we go. You guys are tough. Lol
I said I'm no expert.
But it was signed and matched the picture and the "value" in the cue collector book / catalog.
I really thought it was nice.
I will ask him for a couple pics.

Oh boy........

billiardthought
07-21-2016, 05:11 AM
I love my Szamboti break cue

ChicagoRJ
07-21-2016, 05:22 AM
Oh, the "pre-flag" szamboti's are more sought after ;)

Chopdoc
07-21-2016, 05:39 AM
Fascinating...


Can't wait to see where this goes.


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Johnny Rosato
07-21-2016, 06:04 AM
If you saw it off right in front of the wrap and fit a long double threaded screw in there you'll have a fair to middlin jump/break cue !!! LOL

Cracktherack
07-21-2016, 07:11 AM
Szamboti with American flags? In blue? In circular????.. LOL

Mine has circles of orange pumpkins on it.

skins
07-21-2016, 10:40 AM
Mine has circles of orange pumpkins on it.

Is it signed too? :smile:

9andout
07-21-2016, 10:47 AM
So are u saying it's a fake?
Or just no good anyway?

9andout
07-21-2016, 11:07 AM
I APOLOGIZE GUYS!!
The cue is a
RUSS ESPIRITU.
Don't know if this changes ur opinion
but I just found out. I texted the dude.
I'm gonna edit my op.
Sorry for the mix up.
Still want a picture?

xianmacx
07-21-2016, 11:22 AM
I APOLOGIZE GUYS!!
The cue is a
RUSS ESPIRITU.
Don't know if this changes ur opinion
but I just found out. I texted the dude.
I'm gonna edit my op.
Sorry for the mix up.
Still want a picture?

Thanks for reporting back. If it was a real Gus, it could be worth 10x as much as his estimates!! :)

ChicagoRJ
07-21-2016, 11:37 AM
I APOLOGIZE GUYS!!
The cue is a
RUSS ESPIRITU.
Don't know if this changes ur opinion
but I just found out. I texted the dude.
I'm gonna edit my op.
Sorry for the mix up.
Still want a picture?

We already knew that, nobody is gonna use a szamboti as a break cue, though, I did use a Burton Spain as a break cue for a very long time... but to be fair, I had no idea it was a Spain cue :)

pocket
07-21-2016, 12:24 PM
Was the Budweiser logo before or after the US Flag?

Noodles71
07-21-2016, 12:47 PM
I would update the title of your thread it still says Gus Szamboti's but you did fix the body to say RUSS ESPIRITU USA or America!!!

PoolBum
07-21-2016, 01:03 PM
Was the Budweiser logo before or after the US Flag?

Right in the middle, baby, right in the middle!!

Ken_4fun
07-21-2016, 01:14 PM
We already knew that, nobody is gonna use a szamboti as a break cue, though, I did use a Burton Spain as a break cue for a very long time... but to be fair, I had no idea it was a Spain cue :)

I break with Szamboti cue.....

Ken

Chopdoc
07-21-2016, 01:23 PM
Easy mistake...Russ and Gus sound so much alike.

For somebody that does not know cues, perfectly understandable.



Bud Weiser? Totally different matter. But his first name also has a "u" in the middle....



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skins
07-21-2016, 02:37 PM
Easy mistake...Russ and Gus sound so much alike.

For somebody that does not know cues, perfectly understandable.



Bud Weiser? Totally different matter. But his first name also has a "u" in the middle....



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Russ to Gus maybe but not Espiritu to Szamboti.... As for Budweiser, I could use one right about now...

Chopdoc
07-21-2016, 02:46 PM
Russ to Gus maybe but not Espiritu to Szamboti.... As for Budweiser, I could use one right about now...

Yes, well I was trying to stay away from the last name issue. ;):grin-square:




Definitely could use a Bud.


Meet me in the cue gallery.......bound to be something there from Gus or Russ to look at....we'll have to bring our own Bud I suspect.....



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9andout
07-21-2016, 03:30 PM
Thanks for reporting back. If it was a real Gus, it could be worth 10x as much as his estimates!! :)
No problem.

We already knew that, nobody is gonna use a szamboti as a break cue, though, I did use a Burton Spain as a break cue for a very long time... but to be fair, I had no idea it was a Spain cue :)
Now I understand the reactions!! Funnier now too!

Was the Budweiser logo before or after the US Flag?
No Bud stuff lol.

I would update the title of your thread it still says Gus Szamboti's but you did fix the body to say RUSS ESPIRITU USA or America!!!
I did try. Will check again.
** Fixed**

Easy mistake...Russ and Gus sound so much alike.

For somebody that does not know cues, perfectly understandable.
Bud Weiser? Totally different matter. But his first name also has a "u" in the middle....


Thanks. Must've been a name I heard you guys talk about.
I appreciate and read a lot of the cue threads on here.
I can name a lot of them now.
I just have to work on the recognizing / identifying part!! Damn. Big mix up!