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justinb386
07-26-2016, 11:36 AM
I am really worried about my cue , because I recently moved into a house that was supposed to have an air conditioner installed in it, but the one that the landlord got for it was non working.

So, for the last several days, the house has felt like it is 200 degrees inside.

Will be getting an air conditioner in a few days, but who knows what the condition of my olney cue will be in by that time.

It has already spent 3 days in that house without any temperature controll, and there has been a heat wave (without hardly any breeze) here in Louisville .

Window fan has done hardly anything to cool down 1 room in the house.

Anyways, just curious what the odds are that the cue I have so get very badly warped ?

I am having nightmares about it, lol, but maybe the heat is just making me crazy.

I can handle it, but just not sure how straight my cue will stay in my tube case.

Thanks for any thoughts about this, or any info about any past experiences (if you ever had to go without any air conditioning in an old house, in the middle of summer, with your cue inside the house).

I imagine if that ever happened to you, then you probably left your cue with family or friends, but the thing is, that I have neither here in Louisville, and nobody that I know that I would trust with my cue.

I prey that my cue has been able to handle the heat, and is still in the same condition that it was the last time I checked it out, and I really hope that it stays as straight as it is.

I know it is my own fault if it is badly warped now.

I do a lot of stupid things.

I should have left it with the owner of a pool hall that I, go to sometimes downtown, or maybe with a cue repair person.

Please tell me that I have no reason to worry.

Thanks

Hits 'em Hard
07-26-2016, 11:50 AM
I am really worried about my cue , because I recently moved into a house that was supposed to have an air conditioner installed in it, but the one that the landlord got for it was non working.

So, for the last several days, the house has felt like it is 200 degrees inside.

Will be getting an air conditioner in a few days, but who knows what the condition of my olney cue will be in by that time.

It has already spent 3 days in that house without any temperature controll, and there has been a heat wave (without hardly any breeze) here in Louisville .

Window fan has done hardly anything to cool down 1 room in the house.

Anyways, just curious what the odds are that the cue I have so get very badly warped ?

I am having nightmares about it, lol, but maybe the heat is just making me crazy.

I can handle it, but just not sure how straight my cue will stay in my tube case.

Thanks for any thoughts about this, or any info about any past experiences (if you ever had to go without any air conditioning in an old house, in the middle of summer, with your cue inside the house).

I imagine if that ever happened to you, then you probably left your cue with family or friends, but the thing is, that I have neither here in Louisville, and nobody that I know that I would trust with my cue.

I prey that my cue has been able to handle the heat, and is still in the same condition that it was the last time I checked it out, and I really hope that it stays as straight as it is.

I know it is my own fault if it is badly warped now.

I do a lot of stupid things.

I should have left it with the owner of a pool hall that I, go to sometimes downtown, or maybe with a cue repair person.

Please tell me that I have no reason to worry.

Thanks

I think your problem is that you don't live in Colorado. Come move here and chill the **** out man.

bdorman
07-26-2016, 11:51 AM
My cues (OB 121 and OB Break) live in my car pretty much year round. A closed car in a parking lot gets a lot hotter than your house.

No warping.

justinb386
07-26-2016, 12:05 PM
I think your problem is that you don't live in Colorado. Come move here and chill the **** out man.

I really hope that I can relocate to Colorado someday. Love the scenery there. Love the mountains.

justinb386
07-26-2016, 12:05 PM
My cues (OB 121 and OB Break) live in my car pretty much year round. A closed car in a parking lot gets a lot hotter than your house.

No warping.

Thanks a lot. That eases my worry.

GoldCrown
07-26-2016, 02:52 PM
Sometimes cues sit in a hot UPS or USPS truck for days as they are being shipped...they tend to be ok. Also depends on the quality of the cue.

Maxx
07-26-2016, 03:08 PM
Depends, did you have it screwed together and leaning against a wall?

justinb386
07-26-2016, 03:12 PM
Depends, did you have it screwed together and leaning against a wall?

No, it has just been in a very cheap tube case (leaning in the corner of a room). In the day time, it gets extremely hot in that place. Even at night, it is very hot. It is very humid here in KY.

jayburger
07-26-2016, 03:30 PM
It will be fine.chill out. Live longer

Str8PoolPlayer
07-26-2016, 03:48 PM
I performed a Scientific Experiment once, involving Gus Szamboti and George Balabushka Pool Cues.

I randomly placed a couple dozen of them (the finest examples) around a sealed up house
in Las Vegas throughout the months of August and September. Dang if the heat didn't ruin
the shit out of every last one, as was Scientifically predicted.

Great question Justin. Keep'em coming.

gutshot
07-26-2016, 03:49 PM
Can you take it to work and leave it there or bring it home when you come home after work when it's cooler out? You do work right?

Str8PoolPlayer
07-26-2016, 03:52 PM
I really hope that I can relocate to Colorado someday. Love the scenery there. Love the mountains.

And don't forget the Hash Oil ... :rotflmao1::rotflmao1::rotflmao1:

justinb386
07-26-2016, 04:17 PM
I performed a Scientific Experiment once, involving Gus Szamboti and George Balabushka Pool Cues.

I randomly placed a couple dozen of them (the finest examples) around a sealed up house
in Las Vegas throughout the months of August and September. Dang if the heat didn't ruin
the shit out of every last one, as was Scientifically predicted.

Great question Justin. Keep'em coming.

You are joking, right?

Celophanewrap
07-26-2016, 04:18 PM
Maybe you should get your cue it's own apartment with ac and a pool, 2 bed 2 bath and a bay window, 56" lcd TV and stop being a neglectful owner

justinb386
07-26-2016, 04:23 PM
I performed a Scientific Experiment once, involving Gus Szamboti and George Balabushka Pool Cues.

I randomly placed a couple dozen of them (the finest examples) around a sealed up house
in Las Vegas throughout the months of August and September. Dang if the heat didn't ruin
the shit out of every last one, as was Scientifically predicted.

Great question Justin. Keep'em coming.

Are you saying that the cues did not get warped, or what? I am confused. I assumed that you were joking, because who would do a test like that on such valuable cues?

justinb386
07-26-2016, 04:27 PM
Maybe you should get your cue it's own apartment with ac and a pool, 2 bed 2 bath and a bay window, 56" lcd TV and stop being a neglectful owner

I do not know if it is neglect. I just remember reading somewhere that wood will warp if the temp changes drastically . It went from being stored in a 70 degree room to I am guessing a 100 degree room (just a guess). No need to make fun of me. I am just worried about my cue.

Buzzard II
07-26-2016, 05:03 PM
This may come as a shock to you but many of us geezers grew up with the only available air conditioning to be found, was in a movie theater.

Pool was a lot more popular then too. Makes me wonder how Willie ever ran 526. Think of it, warped cues, slow cloth, cheap chalk, no gloves, crap leather tips, high deflection shafts...

PoolBum
07-26-2016, 05:48 PM
I really hope that I can relocate to Colorado someday. Love the scenery there. Love the mountains.

There are mountains here?? Why didn't somebody tell me?

ChicagoRJ
07-26-2016, 06:20 PM
In a house for a few days without A/C ? yeah, it was called my childhood ;) And yeah, my Burton Spain did just fine with it !!!

Str8PoolPlayer
07-26-2016, 06:22 PM
I performed a Scientific Experiment once, involving Gus Szamboti and George Balabushka Pool Cues.

I randomly placed a couple dozen of them (the finest examples) around a sealed up house
in Las Vegas throughout the months of August and September. Dang if the heat didn't ruin
the shit out of every last one, as was Scientifically predicted.

Great question Justin. Keep'em coming.

I forgot to mention that the three Meucci Originals I left in the
super hot house for two weeks showed no evidence of damage.

Sadly, I could only use the Szam's & Bushka's for Tomato Stakes.

ChicagoRJ
07-26-2016, 06:39 PM
This may come as a shock to you but many of us geezers grew up with the only available air conditioning to be found, was in a movie theater.

Pool was a lot more popular then too. Makes me wonder how Willie ever ran 526. Think of it, warped cues, slow cloth, cheap chalk, no gloves, crap leather tips, high deflection shafts, plus different balls and old loose racks...

but, but, but it was an 8 foot table ;) Yeah, folks keep forget to factor in all the other stuff as well. Oh, and I made a few additions for ya too, no charge :thumbup:

Chopdoc
07-26-2016, 06:50 PM
I take pretty good care of my Joss and have done so since 1985. I don't subject it to extremes unnecessarily. Back in college it did get left in a hot or cold car a few times.

The cue has been to at least 9 countries and 15 states with me. Planes, trains, automobiles, and boats. Tropical heat and humidity, northern Europe in the Winter...and everything in between.

Is it straight? Both shafts, together and apart?

Yes.

Has it "moved"? Yes. Over the years I have noted a slight taper roll that goes away depending on prevailing conditions. It is wood after all. When people ask if it is straight I ask them what season it is. LOL!

I once had a guy roll the cue on a table. He was an idiot. He should not even have touched my cue, but he did. He scoffed and basically said it was trashed. I laughed at him. It did have a very minor taper roll in that shaft at that time, but worse, the joint face was dirty. LOL! I took a napkin and wiped off the joint face...straightened the cue! Oh...and I thrashed him at nine ball.

I don't roll the cue anymore. Ever. At least not in the past 15 years or so. Why would I? Just to get chalk dust and other crap from the table on my cue?


I do understand how you feel and why you worry.

Play the cue. Take good care of it. Stop worrying. With any luck 30 years later you will be telling a story like mine.




.

one stroke
07-26-2016, 07:00 PM
Actually cue wood for the most part is stableized however metals such as rings will expand also the glue on the wrap if leather or lizard or like in kind might be subject to the heat ,, I just expierenced this on my wrap just don't twist it hard like I did it will be ok when it cools down , however the rings might break the finish I have a couple now that will need refinishing
The best way to keep a cue is in room temp bar none


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Johnny Rosato
07-26-2016, 08:12 PM
I am really worried about my cue , because I recently moved into a house that was supposed to have an air conditioner installed in it, but the one that the landlord got for it was non working.

So, for the last several days, the house has felt like it is 200 degrees inside.

Will be getting an air conditioner in a few days, but who knows what the condition of my olney cue will be in by that time.

It has already spent 3 days in that house without any temperature controll, and there has been a heat wave (without hardly any breeze) here in Louisville .

Window fan has done hardly anything to cool down 1 room in the house.

Anyways, just curious what the odds are that the cue I have so get very badly warped ?

I am having nightmares about it, lol, but maybe the heat is just making me crazy.

I can handle it, but just not sure how straight my cue will stay in my tube case.

Thanks for any thoughts about this, or any info about any past experiences (if you ever had to go without any air conditioning in an old house, in the middle of summer, with your cue inside the house).

I imagine if that ever happened to you, then you probably left your cue with family or friends, but the thing is, that I have neither here in Louisville, and nobody that I know that I would trust with my cue.

I prey that my cue has been able to handle the heat, and is still in the same condition that it was the last time I checked it out, and I really hope that it stays as straight as it is.

I know it is my own fault if it is badly warped now.

I do a lot of stupid things.

I should have left it with the owner of a pool hall that I, go to sometimes downtown, or maybe with a cue repair person.

Please tell me that I have no reason to worry.

Thanks
WHICH cue is this Justin,you are truly one of a kind !!! LOL

Majic
07-26-2016, 08:49 PM
I am really worried about my cue , because I recently moved into a house that was supposed to have an air conditioner installed in it, but the one that the landlord got for it was non working.

So, for the last several days, the house has felt like it is 200 degrees inside.

Will be getting an air conditioner in a few days, but who knows what the condition of my olney cue will be in by that time.

It has already spent 3 days in that house without any temperature controll, and there has been a heat wave (without hardly any breeze) here in Louisville .

Window fan has done hardly anything to cool down 1 room in the house.

Anyways, just curious what the odds are that the cue I have so get very badly warped ?

I am having nightmares about it, lol, but maybe the heat is just making me crazy.

I can handle it, but just not sure how straight my cue will stay in my tube case.

Thanks for any thoughts about this, or any info about any past experiences (if you ever had to go without any air conditioning in an old house, in the middle of summer, with your cue inside the house).

I imagine if that ever happened to you, then you probably left your cue with family or friends, but the thing is, that I have neither here in Louisville, and nobody that I know that I would trust with my cue.

I prey that my cue has been able to handle the heat, and is still in the same condition that it was the last time I checked it out, and I really hope that it stays as straight as it is.

I know it is my own fault if it is badly warped now.

I do a lot of stupid things.

I should have left it with the owner of a pool hall that I, go to sometimes downtown, or maybe with a cue repair person.

Please tell me that I have no reason to worry.

Thanks

is this your first baby?

cuedoctor
07-26-2016, 09:05 PM
I performed a Scientific Experiment once, involving Gus Szamboti and George Balabushka Pool Cues.

I randomly placed a couple dozen of them (the finest examples) around a sealed up house
in Las Vegas throughout the months of August and September. Dang if the heat didn't ruin
the shit out of every last one, as was Scientifically predicted.

Great question Justin. Keep'em coming.

Same thing here,but mine were sub 500 dollar cues and basically had to use them for firewood when winter came

Lonestar_jim
07-26-2016, 09:15 PM
I am really worried about my cue , because I recently moved into a house that was supposed to have an air conditioner installed in it, but the one that the landlord got for it was non working.

So, for the last several days, the house has felt like it is 200 degrees inside.

Will be getting an air conditioner in a few days, but who knows what the condition of my olney cue will be in by that time.

It has already spent 3 days in that house without any temperature controll, and there has been a heat wave (without hardly any breeze) here in Louisville .

Window fan has done hardly anything to cool down 1 room in the house.

Anyways, just curious what the odds are that the cue I have so get very badly warped ?

I am having nightmares about it, lol, but maybe the heat is just making me crazy.

I can handle it, but just not sure how straight my cue will stay in my tube case.

Thanks for any thoughts about this, or any info about any past experiences (if you ever had to go without any air conditioning in an old house, in the middle of summer, with your cue inside the house).

I imagine if that ever happened to you, then you probably left your cue with family or friends, but the thing is, that I have neither here in Louisville, and nobody that I know that I would trust with my cue.

I prey that my cue has been able to handle the heat, and is still in the same condition that it was the last time I checked it out, and I really hope that it stays as straight as it is.

I know it is my own fault if it is badly warped now.

I do a lot of stupid things.

I should have left it with the owner of a pool hall that I, go to sometimes downtown, or maybe with a cue repair person.

Please tell me that I have no reason to worry.

Thanks
Place a dot on the high side of the warp and use it like a smoochy.
You're OK, just don't throw it in the deep freeze to compensate.

Sent from my XT830C using Tapatalk

arps
07-27-2016, 12:06 AM
i rarely play in a pool room with air conditioning. when i do, that's the time i use masters chalk.

justtapitin
07-27-2016, 02:04 AM
Big temperature change is mostly a problem if the change happens quickly. Outside warms up quickly while inside is cold or the opposite. This results in sheer forces inside the cue which could conceivably cause damage. If you want to break a big boulder, alternately pour boiling water and cold water on it and watch the sheer forces at work.

I like to keep my cues at a proper humidity level too. I use the small Boveda 49% relative humidity packs in my case. Bigger packs of the same thing are in my acoustic guitar case. Boveda has many other humidity levels available, but I don't happen to know what the levels other than 49% are used for.

None of my cues is going to warp due to temp. or humidity issues if I can help it, and I can.

inside_english
07-27-2016, 02:10 AM
I leave my stick in my trunk, rain or shine. No issues.

bral
07-27-2016, 04:48 AM
I think your problem is that you don't live in Colorado. Come move here and chill the **** out man.

Love it! Man, I need to visit Colorado. I don't think driving through it a couple times really counts. :grin:

KissedOut
07-27-2016, 09:01 AM
I am really worried about my cue , because I recently moved into a house that was supposed to have an air conditioner installed in it, but the one that the landlord got for it was non working.

So, for the last several days, the house has felt like it is 200 degrees inside.

Will be getting an air conditioner in a few days, but who knows what the condition of my olney cue will be in by that time.

It has already spent 3 days in that house without any temperature controll, and there has been a heat wave (without hardly any breeze) here in Louisville .

Window fan has done hardly anything to cool down 1 room in the house.

Anyways, just curious what the odds are that the cue I have so get very badly warped ?

I am having nightmares about it, lol, but maybe the heat is just making me crazy.

I can handle it, but just not sure how straight my cue will stay in my tube case.

Thanks for any thoughts about this, or any info about any past experiences (if you ever had to go without any air conditioning in an old house, in the middle of summer, with your cue inside the house).

I imagine if that ever happened to you, then you probably left your cue with family or friends, but the thing is, that I have neither here in Louisville, and nobody that I know that I would trust with my cue.

I prey that my cue has been able to handle the heat, and is still in the same condition that it was the last time I checked it out, and I really hope that it stays as straight as it is.

I know it is my own fault if it is badly warped now.

I do a lot of stupid things.

I should have left it with the owner of a pool hall that I, go to sometimes downtown, or maybe with a cue repair person.

Please tell me that I have no reason to worry.

Thanks

This is why players used to get a new cue every week or two, before AC was invented.

< /sarcasm >

fastone371
07-27-2016, 10:31 AM
I wonder what happens to trees when it gets really hot out??? Must be especially bad if it is windy too. That may explain why some trees look like they made a U-turn to return back to the soil. HHHmmmmmmm.:confused::confused::confused::confused :

fastone371
07-27-2016, 10:33 AM
Maybe you should get your cue it's own apartment with ac and a pool, 2 bed 2 bath and a bay window, 56" lcd TV and stop being a neglectful owner

We may potentially have a Reply of The Year here!!!!! :rotflmao1::rotflmao1::rotflmao1::rotflmao1::rotfl mao1::rotflmao1::rotflmao1:

dvs
07-27-2016, 10:47 AM
Don't worry Justin

You're not alone; these thing keep me up at night also.

When I'm not thinking about my kids, grandchildren, wife, business, house, taxes and money issues; I concentrate on the weather exposure to my cues.

So, before I leave for the pool hall I start my car and set the temperature at 70; same as my house (winter or summer); then I quickly get into my car with my cue case. Now, the trick is finding a spot as close as possible to the door of the pool hall; and very quickly getting inside.

But, ALAS, the pool halls' AC is on the fritz. Damn-it, need another new cue!

And my wife, understanding the dynamics of wood; agrees. She's the best.

Hope you get your AC fixed soon.

Regards
Dave

Bavafongoul
07-27-2016, 01:19 PM
Your cue will be fine and the ambient indoor house temperature will not pose a risk.

Str8PoolPlayer
07-27-2016, 01:39 PM
Your cue will be fine and the ambient indoor house temperature will not pose a risk.

However ........ Bava ain't gonna be storin' any of HIS Fancy Cues at Your Place.

WoodyMPW
07-27-2016, 01:44 PM
I have reported you to CPS. They will be knocking at your door soon.

(Cue Protective Services)

Johnnyt
07-27-2016, 02:11 PM
I've had about 50 playing cues over 60 years. Kept some in car trunk in NY, NC, and FL. I never had a shaft problem. I don't know how they make cues today...but they are far from better in most cases. Johnnyt

GoldCrown
07-27-2016, 02:44 PM
My Doc Frye sat in an un A/C'd room in the mid 60's for a few years. I still have it. No problems.

Str8PoolPlayer
07-27-2016, 04:46 PM
I've had about 50 playing cues over 60 years. Kept some in car trunk in NY, NC, and FL. I never had a Shaft problem. I don't know how they make cues today...but they are far from better in most cases. Johnnyt

My Shaft has been hangin' around for 74 years and still get straight on command.

hang-the-9
08-02-2016, 12:05 PM
For many years I owned a Joss cue from the 90s. At one point I stopped playing pool and left my cue in the trunk of my car for about 2 years in New England weather. So 100 in trunk in summer, 0 in Winter. Started playing again, and cue was perfectly straight. Can't speak for any other cue, but if 2 years in a trunk in NE did not damage that cue, Joss knows how to make cues LOL

justinb386
08-02-2016, 04:24 PM
Don't worry Justin

You're not alone; these thing keep me up at night also.

When I'm not thinking about my kids, grandchildren, wife, business, house, taxes and money issues; I concentrate on the weather exposure to my cues.

So, before I leave for the pool hall I start my car and set the temperature at 70; same as my house (winter or summer); then I quickly get into my car with my cue case. Now, the trick is finding a spot as close as possible to the door of the pool hall; and very quickly getting inside.

But, ALAS, the pool halls' AC is on the fritz. Damn-it, need another new cue!

And my wife, understanding the dynamics of wood; agrees. She's the best.

Hope you get your AC fixed soon.

Regards
Dave

I am still without an air conditioner, but it has cooled down a lot. It has been raining a lot lately (like every day). I checked my cue last night, and the roll has not changed. I worry a lot, about everything.

Str8PoolPlayer
08-02-2016, 05:05 PM
I am still without an air conditioner, but it has cooled down a lot. It has been raining a lot lately (like every day). I checked my cue last night, and the roll has not changed. I worry a lot, about everything.


Don't forget to update us every time you go to the grocery store or buy gas .... :deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:

HawaiianEye
08-03-2016, 01:42 AM
Don't forget to update us every time you go to the grocery store or buy gas .... :deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:

Yes, and if you buy bread, be sure to let us know...because sometimes we "Wonder".

sixpack
08-03-2016, 02:41 AM
I've had my cues in my house for 12 years and I don't even have air conditioning.

Ak Guy
08-03-2016, 03:40 AM
I have heard hot and humid conditions may be hard on cue shafts. Forget liberal Colorado and move to Alaska. Lots of open uncrowded space, not many people per square mile and air conditioning is not an issue very often!.

Down side is few pool halls out side of Anchorage and Fairbanks. But, it is a gun friendly state, every one has guns. We need them to kill our monster mosquitoes!,

jasonlaus
08-03-2016, 08:39 AM
You should leave them in the front seat of the car with it on and air conditioning running 24/7
Jason

You could also move somewhere they don't have internet.......please

supergreenman
08-03-2016, 09:15 AM
I am really worried about my cue , because I recently moved into a house that was supposed to have an air conditioner installed in it, but the one that the landlord got for it was non working.

So, for the last several days, the house has felt like it is 200 degrees inside.

Will be getting an air conditioner in a few days, but who knows what the condition of my olney cue will be in by that time.

It has already spent 3 days in that house without any temperature controll, and there has been a heat wave (without hardly any breeze) here in Louisville .

Window fan has done hardly anything to cool down 1 room in the house.

Anyways, just curious what the odds are that the cue I have so get very badly warped ?

I am having nightmares about it, lol, but maybe the heat is just making me crazy.

I can handle it, but just not sure how straight my cue will stay in my tube case.

Thanks for any thoughts about this, or any info about any past experiences (if you ever had to go without any air conditioning in an old house, in the middle of summer, with your cue inside the house).

I imagine if that ever happened to you, then you probably left your cue with family or friends, but the thing is, that I have neither here in Louisville, and nobody that I know that I would trust with my cue.

I prey that my cue has been able to handle the heat, and is still in the same condition that it was the last time I checked it out, and I really hope that it stays as straight as it is.

I know it is my own fault if it is badly warped now.

I do a lot of stupid things.

I should have left it with the owner of a pool hall that I, go to sometimes downtown, or maybe with a cue repair person.

Please tell me that I have no reason to worry.

Thanks

First world problems dude, I live in Canada where we have extreme cold in the winter and pretty hot days in the summer.

Air conditioning has never been a requirement for straight cues here.

mortuarymike-nv
08-03-2016, 09:22 AM
You should leave them in the front seat of the car with it on and air conditioning running 24/7
Jason


You could also move somewhere they don't have internet.......please

Like mars :thumbup:

Str8PoolPlayer
08-03-2016, 10:00 PM
Like mars :thumbup:

:rotflmao1::rotflmao1::rotflmao1: .... OMG, that's f'n Funny :D