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Kevin Lindstrom
10-06-2017, 10:21 AM
Can you list the maker along with the specs for the handle end dimension and the joint dimension.

If you don't know the dimensions just list the makers name.

I want to order another custom cue but need it to have a thin handle.

If you know a maker that can do a thinner handle say 1.24 or smaller list them too.

Thanks

Kevin

jazznpool
10-06-2017, 10:25 AM
Mike Bender. 1.21 at the base. Ned Morris about 1.23.

Koop
10-06-2017, 10:26 AM
Mike Webb.
I know he made a super thin handled cue for a local guy here that came out fantastic,

M.G.
10-06-2017, 10:32 AM
Cuetec does slightly thinner ones!

Kevin Lindstrom
10-06-2017, 10:33 AM
Mike Bender. 1.21 at the base. Ned Morris about 1.23.

Martin

I had a really nice Bender cue a few years back that I sold. I don't remember it having a thinner handle especially 1.21 diameter. Is he building them thinner these days as standard? I had all 3 of my Zinzola cues built thinner too and regret selling 2 of the 3. Any idea of build time with Bender as I won't wait years for a cue as life is too short for that?

Thanks

Kevin

billiardthought
10-06-2017, 10:38 AM
The 3 Diveney cues I have had in my possession all had around 1.23 at the base.

alphadog
10-06-2017, 11:22 AM
Too damn many:o

I like big butts and I can not lie;)

JoeyInCali
10-06-2017, 11:42 AM
Any custom cue maker worth his dime can make a cue with 1.240 bottom and keep the handle relatively slim. And still keep the forearm stiff.
All he has to do is to have a separate conical taper for the forearm and a gradual handle taper.

Baron
10-06-2017, 11:44 AM
Diveney has the thinnest handle of any cue I've played with. Fantastic players as well.

I think Southwest has a thin handle option on their customs, but I'm not sure how thin. Not to say you're going to be able to get a SW custom any time soon, but I'm sure there are plenty floating around out there with the thin butt design.

Pete Tascarella can also make you a cue with a thin butt if requested.

Conversely, if you like the thin butts stay FAR away from Blackcreek. Really good hitting cues, but very chubby around the midsection.

Joqpub4
10-06-2017, 01:22 PM
Dunkel has some thinner handles, so can Mike Gulyassy are just 2 off the top of my head


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Johnny Rosato
10-06-2017, 01:33 PM
Can you list the maker along with the specs for the handle end dimension and the joint dimension.

If you don't know the dimensions just list the makers name.

I want to order another custom cue but need it to have a thin handle.

If you know a maker that can do a thinner handle say 1.24 or smaller list them too.

Thanks

Kevin
You may not consider Schmelke a "cuebuilder", if not you should reconsider. My full splice bocote true sneaky pete is .82 or 21mm at joint. At the bottom of the butt it is 1.20 or 30.48mm. The butt is 29" and 14.0 oz with a .9 oz bolt. With a standard 3,8 oz shaft the balance point is at 18.75". The cue plays phenomenal, and not just because it's mine! Hope this helps you

pt109
10-06-2017, 01:34 PM
Any custom cue maker worth his dime can make a cue with 1.240 bottom and keep the handle relatively slim. And still keep the forearm stiff.
All he has to do is to have a separate conical taper for the forearm and a gradual handle taper.

This is the bottom line...custom would be how thin you want the butt also.

...I had a thin-butt Schon by luck of the draw...was keeping it for myself even though I
like butts that flare a little ...Hoppe style.
But some punk stole it off me and won the 2004 world 9-ball with it....:eek:

jazznpool
10-06-2017, 02:00 PM
Martin

I had a really nice Bender cue a few years back that I sold. I don't remember it having a thinner handle especially 1.21 diameter. Is he building them thinner these days as standard? I had all 3 of my Zinzola cues built thinner too and regret selling 2 of the 3. Any idea of build time with Bender as I won't wait years for a cue as life is too short for that?

Thanks

Kevin

1.21 is standard Kevin, don't know how long. I have 2 in stock just received. It had been almost 5 years since last cues came in. I don't think Mike is able to work on the cues other than part time. They are totally master built though.

JazzboxBlues
10-06-2017, 02:26 PM
I donít know the exact dimension but a Leon Sly I had built last year was on the slim size. Beautiful cue but too slim for my taste.

Ken_4fun
10-06-2017, 02:32 PM
Tad cues have smaller handles

Ken

barrymuch90
10-06-2017, 04:34 PM
This is the bottom line...custom would be how thin you want the butt also.

...I had a thin-butt Schon by luck of the draw...was keeping it for myself even though I
like butts that flare a little ...Hoppe style.
But some punk stole it off me and won the 2004 world 9-ball with it....:eek:

Would that of been busty? Or maybe Alex? I know Wu was 05/06? N Reyes was 01 n Strickland was maybe 02-03 whichever year Strickland was busty was the next year but I believe I have the players of that five year gap right just not sure on the years

pt109
10-06-2017, 04:55 PM
would that of been busty? Or maybe alex? I know wu was 05/06? N reyes was 01 n strickland was maybe 02-03 whichever year strickland was busty was the next year but i believe i have the players of that five year gap right just not sure on the years

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runscott
10-06-2017, 06:11 PM
My Tibbitts is a super-thin 1.125 at the very bottom and is thin through the handle as well. The joint is normal. This is by far the thinnest cue I have ever owned, but it hits great.

My understanding is that it was ordered this way and that Danny's cues are generally more 'normal', but at least you know he would built it thinner if you wanted it that way.

pinkspider
10-06-2017, 06:22 PM
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his all-round game is far better these days, but imho he never looked more comfortable than when that cue was in his hands...

pt109
10-06-2017, 06:26 PM
his all-round game is far better these days, but imho he never looked more comfortable than when that cue was in his hands...

The best I ever seen him stroke was a year later when he won the US Open 9-ball.
..it was pure, even on the longer stroke he breaks with.
Alex was certainly showing his potential as an alrounder...
...early 2000s, he won a 9-ball, 8-ball, 10-ball, and a one-pocket tournament
...all in about 10 days.

HawaiianEye
10-06-2017, 06:33 PM
Mike Pancerny in Detroit.

If you like stainless steel piloted compression joints, the one he made for my cue is the best I've ever seen.

VikingCueMfg
10-09-2017, 10:31 AM
If you are still looking for a cue, Viking has a "Skinny" option available on nearly every cue model. The standard butt is 1.295 and the Skinny option brings it down to 1.205. In addition to being able to customize your cue with the option, in our 2018 catalog, we offer 4 Skinny models available to ship right away.

hang-the-9
10-09-2017, 02:39 PM
I don't know the exact measurements, but the Lomax cue I just got this weekend from a raffle is thinner than all my other cues.

Kevin Lindstrom
11-06-2017, 11:24 AM
New cue coming in the mail today with the thinner handle to my liking. Can't wait to get it. Hope it feels slim.

Kevin

pooljockey
11-06-2017, 12:23 PM
Pat diveney bye far thinnest handle cue I ever played with

Ak Guy
11-06-2017, 01:51 PM
My 2 Diviney players have 1.25" butts.

The jump break he made me has a 1" butt that I requested.

So far Pat has made me 3 cues and 3 shafts and re tapered a dymon wood shaft for me.

All of the shaft joints match up perfectly with all of the butt joints.

All work was very good, reasonably priced and completed in a reasonable time frame.

Can't beat that with a stick!

shanesinnott
11-06-2017, 02:04 PM
We are at 1.225". If you want smaller we can do a custom size for you.

pinkspider
11-06-2017, 11:19 PM
The best I ever seen him stroke was a year later when he won the US Open 9-ball.
..it was pure, even on the longer stroke he breaks with.
Alex was certainly showing his potential as an alrounder...
...early 2000s, he won a 9-ball, 8-ball, 10-ball, and a one-pocket tournament
...all in about 10 days.

even up to this day I always wondered what a player he would have been had he not taken up the Mezz endorsement

timothysoong
11-06-2017, 11:48 PM
TAD Cues are originally built with really thin handles.
South West charges extra to upgrade to thin handles.

buckets
11-07-2017, 07:18 AM
I won't wait years for a cue as life is too short for that?

The years are gonna pass one way or the other, might as well get a sweet cue too ;)

HawaiianEye
11-07-2017, 09:24 AM
Mike Pancerny in Detroit converted my Titlist and made the butt thin for me.

stevel
11-07-2017, 09:36 AM
Mine are 1.235 finished.

alstl
11-07-2017, 12:45 PM
I don't know whether all their cues are the same but I have a Schon SL-5 and a Woodworth with thinner handles.

Tooler
11-07-2017, 01:35 PM
My older Samsara (90's) had a thin butt.