Fatboy hoping you can help point me in the right direction. I'm in the market for another cue. I currently have a custom Joss that I had Dan build for me that I truly appreciate. I'd like to get another cue and after doing a fair bit of research I'm fairly convinced that I want to get a Black Boar. I know I can't fork out $20,000 for one of his fancy cues. I'm looking for something in the 3k - 5k range am I in the ball park to get one of his cues? I'm not looking to get one second hand but directly from him. I play 3 - 5 times a week and looking for the best playing cue I can buy for my money. I love great inlay work as well just don't know if I can afford it. here's a link to my current playing cue. I like it but after picking up a friends joss west I know I can find something better. http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=417490
Would love your advice. Please shoot me a PM if have time.
we had a conversationabourbarry over searing and I was fortunate enough to have both Barry and Gus build me cues, as well as Schick, Kikel, Mike Bender, Joel Hercek and have had two Gina's a Southwest and a few lesser known cue makers. Unfortunately I only have the Hercek which I am taking to the grave. Of all of them I think the Mike Bender and Hercek played the best but other than the Kiekel and Southwest there wasn't a dude among them. I played the Gus for 19 yrs and it was as straight the day I sold it as when I bought it.
In the passed weeks, I've crossed your username "Fatboy" so many times, here at AZB! In your threads, in other peoples threads, on different posts, on visitor messages and in almost every forum theme! But till now I haven't reed anything negative from or about you, which I didn't like at all! You seem to me, you're some one polid & friendly, who knows a lot about pool and already has more than 1'400 friends! You are definitive a person, I realy would like to know better!
If you accept me, as your new friend from Switzerland?!
Kind regards from Roberto / al-capool
Hey Eric, hope your Christmas was well. I haven't really seen you post much lately so I hope all is well? I know we don't really know each other but I have appreciated our conversations we've had as well as the advice you've given me. Odd not seeing you post though so I wanted to just drop a line. Hope everythings good!
Happy new year also! Make it a good one. I know I will.
All the Americans I've ever met were good people. They were friendly and hospitable. Full of life. It seems that all the a$$holes gravitate into being politicians, bankers and internet forum trolls.
Have a good day! LOL
Regarding the watches I posted in the expensive secondary hobbies thread, those are NOT mine. Just a few pictures I posted. I don't have those big boy bucks! I do however plan on buying a nice Panerai once I meet a personal monthly income goal. Nice little way to treat myself