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CocoboloCowboy
03-18-2008, 05:22 AM
I am asking if any one, or any company, or vendor was introducing any NEW EXCITING Billiard Related Products like the famous ARTOX TOOL? Or ? Or?

catscradle
03-18-2008, 05:46 AM
I am asking if any one, or any company, or vendor was introducing any NEW EXCITING Billiard Related Products like the famous ARTOX TOOL? Or ? Or?

No, not particularly. Lots of nice custom cues mainly. I left a deposit for a new custom on the way down and couldn't buy any, but there were lots of nice, nice cues.
As to the other stuff, just gimmicks once more.

Gregg
03-18-2008, 06:09 AM
As to the other stuff, just gimmicks once more.

Exactly. Laser sighted ball racks and lighted balls? I mean, come on, what's next after that.

Some of these vendors have to realize that people that show up at these events are lifetime players, and take their game too seriously than to show up with goofy arm braces and toys that flash or have useless laser guides.

kaznj
03-18-2008, 06:51 AM
The fury people had some pouches of different sizes that strap to your case. This is nice if you need and extra pouch or a jump cue pouch. The only problem was the strap was too short to wrap around a 3/5 case. good idea, poorly planned.
Another man was selling a strap for your arm and one end attaches to your cue. The strap allows you to let go of the cue with you back hand and allows the cue to dangle. The purpose was to show you if your arm is too far away or close to your body. Nice idea for training, but $50 for 2 pieces of velcrow and a piece of elastic string. I wonder if he sold any.
I bought a clip board to keep my apa papers together. I have been intending to get one. This one had a picture of a pool table on each side. You can write on the either side with an erasable marker. This could be useful to diagram shots. A plane clip board sell for around $5, this was $15. I felt it was worth the extra money for the persons creative thinking.

Drawman623
03-18-2008, 07:05 AM
The Whittens released a new light weight case. It still has the spring tubes and it is rigid...but it weighs much less than previous cases. I was impressed.

Joe Whitten
(813) 472-9305
http://whittencases.com

SCCues
03-18-2008, 07:45 AM
The Whittens released a new light weight case. It still has the spring tubes and it is rigid...but it weighs much less than previous cases. I was impressed.

Joe Whitten
(813) 472-9305
http://whittencases.com
I might have missed it, but I didn't see anything on their web site about a new light weight model. Did you hear when they might be available?

James

catscradle
03-18-2008, 07:50 AM
The Whittens released a new light weight case. It still has the spring tubes and it is rigid...but it weighs much less than previous cases. I was impressed.

Joe Whitten
(813) 472-9305
http://whittencases.com

Dang, wish I'd stopped there. I have a Whitten already so I just blew by it. The old ones sure are heavy.

mr8ball
03-18-2008, 08:17 AM
I saw a new rack that was real nice, Dons rack and also some new cue holders that would really work good if you like sitting your stick on a table or something. Here are the links
https://ssl.perfora.net/www.wildeyescreations.com/sess/utn;jsessionid=1547dfdabce0c76/shopdata/index.shopscript

http://www.donsrack.com/

Both are great products IMO
Doug

CocoboloCowboy
03-18-2008, 09:45 AM
I just check the Whitten Web-site, it has (http://whittencases.com/Site/Welcome.html) been updated.

Cori
03-18-2008, 10:26 AM
Check out the latest invention in racking technology. It's great for 8-ball. It uses the natural roll of the balls and push thumbs down the back end to lift the rack off easily. It's so simple. www.donsrack.com

CocoboloCowboy
03-20-2008, 05:11 AM
Don's Rack web page must not be Mac Friendly.http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/angeryonfire.gifhttp://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/angeryonfire.gifhttp://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/angeryonfire.gifhttp://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/angeryonfire.gif

JB Cases
03-20-2008, 05:20 AM
The fury people had some pouches of different sizes that strap to your case. This is nice if you need and extra pouch or a jump cue pouch. The only problem was the strap was too short to wrap around a 3/5 case. good idea, poorly planned.

:-)

The pouches were not intended for sale to strap on existing cases.

The whole display was part of a new case line I developed that will feature nearly unlimited choice in pockets and color combinations.

The byproduct of it was that people asked if they can buy just the pockets and we said sure as long as they know that they may to have to modify the strap.

In the future I think we will offer a universal strap for the folks who wish to purchase only the pockets. Makes sense since the idea behind this is to offer all parts of the case individually menu style.

This is why we bring things like this out to Valley Forge. We can gauge customer reaction and adjust accordingly for production.

Thank you for noticing though. We did have quite a good response to the Infinity Line of cases even though we didn't make a big deal out of showing them off.

Also I want to add that most folks didn't get to see the new interiors in the Infinity Line. I have developed a new interior that allows for 3 butts and 4 shafts to fit easily in the same space as a conventional 2x4 and for 3x6 to fit in the same space as most foam core 2x4 cases. As well the interiors have springiness that allows the butts and shafts to pop up when the cases is opened BUT uses no springs or plugs or other foreign objects inside the cavity. This means that the entire length can be used if someone has a longer cue and that there is nothing inside which may break or otherwise harm the cue.

Speaking of lightweight. This is without a doubt the lightest hard case on the market for it's capacity. More details to come when we officially launch.

John Barton - designer of the Infinity Line by Sterling (official debut May 2008)

JB Cases
03-20-2008, 05:41 AM
I saw some interesting rubber cueholders. The name escapes me at the moment but they were molded in the shape of bird's heads and other objects.

They were done in kind of a gel rubber not unlike a Gummy Bear. This had the effect of making them stick to the table better and also to hold the cue better.

Pretty cool, they worked great as far as I could see and were fairly diverse.

Not so sure about the designs but they seemed to be selling briskly.

We took some home to see about selling them.

What else: PoolTees had some cool new designs - I got one that says "Jesus Safes"

Ride the Nine's Linda Pault has a new series called the A Race to Five which features pool in five cultures. The first painting was on display and was magnificent. Also Linda had it done as a laser etched piece that changed colors.

Run Out had some cool new shirts and clothes as well.

Hustlin Gear had nothing new that I could see but did get some competition in the form of "Gamblin" clothes which featured clothes with the word Gamblin or Gambling on them.

Castillo Leather Goods had a bunch of new stuff and they brought their pyrographer to do instant customizing. Pyrography is the burning of designs on wood or leather. They looked pretty busy.

Fury - (us) showed off the ArtScape and Milliken cloth, which will br the cloth used in the BCA Enjoy Pool 9-Ball Championships in July. As well we showed off our new graphics cues done by some of the world's best artists. And many new Fury and Blaze cue models that went over well.

Let's see what else - I didn't get much time to check out the show really so I know I missed a lot. Well that's about all I remember right now.

classiccues
03-20-2008, 07:19 AM
The popper jump cue. It's made specifically for close ball jumping and its easy to use. I mean real easy. There is limited english, but if you have an inch, you can get over.

JV

CastilloLeatherGoods
04-04-2008, 10:30 PM
Some of the newest and very unique stuff I saw at the Super Billiards Expo was at the Castillo Leather Goods booth.
Besides being able to personalize and customize your existing cue case by having it pyrographed they also had these cool looking frames made to look like pool tables that had balls and sticks stuck on the surface of the frame in kind of a 3-D style.
They either came with or without a clock and they could personalize that too and you could also design your own table. They would look great in a rec room.
They also had some great looking cue cases, very original and lightweight for a hard case.

hilla_hilla
04-05-2008, 05:15 AM
I saw a couple of bars:D :D :D .

And somebody on this board caught me checking out something... :p

CocoboloCowboy
04-05-2008, 08:16 AM
I saw a couple of bars:D :D :D .

And somebody on this board caught me checking out something... :p

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hilla_hilla
04-07-2008, 01:00 PM
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Off topic? What are you thinking:eek: ? I was talking about a tournament match...

And the one guy banging his head on the table was something I've never seen before to...

CocoboloCowboy
04-07-2008, 01:11 PM
Off topic? What are you thinking:eek: ? I was talking about a tournament match...

And the one guy banging his head on the table was something I've never seen before to...

OPK I understand NOW.http://www.geocities.com/cocobolocowboy/sorry.gif

cuetechasaurus
05-05-2008, 05:51 PM
Some of the newest and very unique stuff I saw at the Super Billiards Expo was at the Castillo Leather Goods booth.
Besides being able to personalize and customize your existing cue case by having it pyrographed they also had these cool looking frames made to look like pool tables that had balls and sticks stuck on the surface of the frame in kind of a 3-D style.
They either came with or without a clock and they could personalize that too and you could also design your own table. They would look great in a rec room.
They also had some great looking cue cases, very original and lightweight for a hard case.

Castillo Leather Goods will have a booth at the BCA Nationals in Vegas. You can stop by his booth and check out his amazing work, and a friend of mine, Juan Rios, will be giving away some free tips that he invented himself at this booth.

He will be giving away 100 free breaking tips, 50 free specially made custom tips for OB1 shaft owners, and he will also be giving away a bunch of his special "Vinegar Duds" tips. I use the Vinegar Duds, they are the best hitting tip I've used in a long time.

Since they are free, bring one of your extra shafts to Castillo Leather Goods booth, and just try out one of the tips. You will be surprised at how good they hit, and they last a long time too. Give the tips a try, and tell your friends if you like them.