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    Laurie Franklin (Southwest Cues) just called....

    SW sticks are okay....if you're into that kind of thing. ;) Congrats, Matt! Thrilled that your long wait is over. Enjoy it. Next time we meet, you get the 8.
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    Wanted - Tascarella Player's Cue

    Hi, all. I'm looking to make a play for my "dream cue," which is a Tasc. Eons ago, I owned a sneaky made by Pete, and loved it (bought from Bushwhacker)...but had to sell for reasons nobody would care about. Now that I'm back to playing a bit, I'd like to acquire an upgrade from that SP...
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    Sweet Buddha, He's Back!!! WTB a playing cue and case

    After what seems like eons, I'm back to getting in some table time. Only had to wait 5 years to be able to play again...and I'm in the market for a player. Will travel with it, so I'm looking for something solid, straight, and fairly simple. Cue - 19-19.5 ounces Linen wrap or wrapless 12.75...
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    I got your Black Friday deal, right here!!!!!

    New python coming soon forces sale (and I'm not playing anymore, anyway...so why not buy a snake??? ;) ) This is a complete player's package, with some nice 'extras,' to celebrate the holiday season in style. Package includes a gorgeous, PHENOMENAL playing wrapless RAT cue with two shafts, a...
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    It is official !!!!!!!!

    After 20 years and 7 days (more than six of those years being in God forsaken shitholes overseas)...I AM RETIRED FROM ACTIVE DUTY!!!!! BRING ON THE BEER. *****ES. AND 9-BALL!!!!! (hold the *****es, as my better half would not approve) Just felt like sharing...as I haven't been in THIS good of...
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    A new twist on the 'Box Cue' - take a guess

    Thought I'd share a few photos of a cue that puts a new spin on the box-cue theme. Photos...as they say...don't do this cue the justice it deserves. It's a stunner in person, and really takes a step outside of the box (no pun intended). Thoughts??? :thumbup: :thumbup:
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    Wicked Josh Treadway BEM custom cue FS/FT...

    Still hooked on my RAT cue...so turning this one loose. I put about 2 hours of play on one shaft. The other is new/unchalked. 19oz Two shafts at 12.8mm (approx) with LBM ferrules and Ultraskin Medium tips Radial pin Black phenolic collars with Josh's awesome ringwork at all spots BEM forearm...
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    WTB - RAT cue

    Yep. I'm looking for one. 19-ish ounces preferred. Straight 12.75+ mm shafts Straight Linen or wrapless Straight Minor scuffs and such are fine. Abused cues are not of interest Straight Hit me up.
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    Old school Predator Sneaky (piloted steel joint) FS

    Good morning, and happy Memorial Day to all. I VERY recently picked up a gorgeous Predator Sneaky from jkmarshall...and the cue is exceptional in every way. Problem - I can't make a ball with it (which isn't to say that I can play worth a damn, anyway...but I make even fewer balls with it than...
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    Cocobola Barnhart PJ for sale - NICE

    Per buyer's request, details deleted. Cue is sold.
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    Brand new, unplayed Murrell 4-pointer - Braz Rosewood

    All, New job and growing kids forces a move...and I'm compiling funds to make that happen. Selling my brand new, unused, straight from Kenny's shop cue. Awesome cue that I'm SURE plays great...but I haven't hit a ball with it. My order for Kenny was: 19.25oz 2 shafts at 12.8mm Juma...
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    This Spot Reserved - Attic Find

    First and foremost - NO. This is not a belated April Fool's Joke. Story (and I'm sticking to it) - My better half and I are talking last night, and she tells me that a good friend/coworker of hers was helping her parents clean out the house of her grandparents, prior to putting it up on the...
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    My soon-to-be delivered Kenny Murrell Brazilian Rosewood Player

    Just got these photos yesterday from Kenny...and I am VERY excited to take it out for a spin. As usual...Kenny's work is incredible. :grin:
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    Any Tad PJ cues out there?

    Tax man was nice to me, and I'm still trying to get my hands on a simple Tad PJ cue. (has been a desire of mine for years, now) The Tad 1-M is of interest, as are the older style ones with the thick silver buttsleeve ring. Just want something straight and solid....with shafts at or over...
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    Best place to play in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio

    Will be in both spots next week, and looking for good places to play. Prefer 9' tables, and would prefer to not need a Kevlar vest. Let me know!!! Mark
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