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Forum: Main Forum 05-23-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By ascreech
I ordered a Mike Gulyassy SPTX shaft several...

I ordered a Mike Gulyassy SPTX shaft several years ago. I still like it a lot; traditional maple with some ld characteristics. Mike will make any of his shafts to whatever specs you want -...
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By ascreech
I tried an original Sledgehammer several years...

I tried an original Sledgehammer several years ago. I liked it, but not enough to replace the Stinger I already had. I still use the Stinger for breaking, but I've changed it to a White Diamond tip;...
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,528
Posted By ascreech
If you haven't pulled the trigger on something...

If you haven't pulled the trigger on something new yet, it was previously suggested to change the tip. I bought a Stinger almost a decade ago with the original phenolic tip; liked it a lot. When...
Forum: Main Forum 02-12-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,303
Posted By ascreech
looking forward to it

Thanks for providing this series. As an intro article, it seems to be outlining where the series will go; I think some folks have missed this point. I'm looking forward to it's continuation. Even...
Forum: Main Forum 12-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By ascreech
It only takes a few seconds to fill in the short...

It only takes a few seconds to fill in the short form. Bravo to ESPN3! :)
Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Poll: Abused Cues
Views: 1,296
Posted By ascreech
playing cue

I voted for playing cue. One of my friends has anger management issues, and shattered his almost new Lucasi against a telephone pole after losing a game. Finite abuse, for sure.

- Andrew
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By ascreech

I also have a Reaper jump cue. It's lite weight (6 oz w/the one piece handle) makes it simple to use w/o being top heavy. I've let several people try it at the my pool hall; they've all liked it,...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By ascreech
great guide


I purchased the tools in this guide, and have been changing tips for a few years. The only issue I have is that the Shaver is...
Forum: For Sale Items 06-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,648
Posted By ascreech
my purchase

I purchased a cue from Tim in Oct 2012. There was some back and forth communication prior to payment (usually a few days waiting to hear from Tim each time), but the cue was received in a timely...
Forum: Main Forum 06-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By ascreech
had to switch back to firefox

I've experienced the 500 error on almost every forum post while using Chrome (version 27.0.1453.110 m). I've tried all the browser tricks, and tried all the forum skins. The only solution for me...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 02-13-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By ascreech

Thanks for sharing the article, mohrt. I especially appreciate the paragraph on eye dominance. I, too, am right handed and left-eye dominate, and was trying to establish visuals and stance...
Forum: Main Forum 02-04-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,597
Posted By ascreech

I ordered a 29" SPTX with 12.5 mm tip in Oct. 2012. I have small hands, and the extended taper has helped me using a closed bridge when using a long bridge. The same for longer rail bridge shots;...
Forum: Main Forum 02-04-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,696
Posted By ascreech
I have a Reaper jump cue by Mike Gulyassy...

I have a Reaper jump cue by Mike Gulyassy (babysproshop.com). I've had it for a few months, and no longer use my jump/break for jumping. It's only about 6 ounces, which is great for dart-style...
Forum: For Sale Items 08-24-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,093
Posted By ascreech
Thumbs up Great jump cue!!!

I received my Reaper on Wednesday (Aug. 22). It's extreme light weight makes jumping almost effortless, especially for close jumps with a dart stroke. I won't be using my jump/break for jumping...
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By ascreech
I've used the tools and steps in this thread to...

I've used the tools and steps in this thread to change a few tips. It works well with a little patience and practice.

How to retip cues...... without a lathe....
Forum: Main Forum 10-06-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By ascreech
Mike Massey draws well, too

Forum: Main Forum 08-25-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,029
Posted By ascreech
I actually pay $600 ($50/month) for a daytime...

I actually pay $600 ($50/month) for a daytime membership at my pool hall. It's good 11am-7pm every day, and includes table time. I wouldn't pay the membership plus added table time - defeats the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By ascreech
I bought my cue 4 1/2 years ago; it was...

I bought my cue 4 1/2 years ago; it was advertised at 19.5 but weighed 19.7. A couple of weeks ago I thought I'd experiment by taking out the weight bolt, expecting to it be around 18. The bolt was...
Forum: Main Forum 08-11-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,991
Posted By ascreech
Aramith magnetic ball

If you get the Aramith ball, be aware is still may not work. I bought one for my league team to use at home, only to find out our "wonderful" Dynamo table requires a heavy ball. The magnetic aspect...
Forum: Main Forum 07-19-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By ascreech
I prefer to lag for the break - skill vs. luck...

I prefer to lag for the break - skill vs. luck imo. I think it's odd the older guys (50+, I'm 35) in my local tourny prefer to flip, and give dirty looks and pissed off attitude if they have to lag...
Forum: Main Forum 04-05-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By ascreech
It also helps to take time off, too, especially...

It also helps to take time off, too, especially if you're trying to work on many things all at once. Sometimes I'll practice several days in a row and get into a slump, take a day or two off, then...
Forum: Main Forum 01-25-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,104
Posted By ascreech
stinger jump/break cue

I voted other. I have a Stinger jump/break cue with two shafts - the original phenolic and a second leather-tipped shaft ordered from Jerry Powers. I purchased the leather-tipped shaft when the...
Forum: Main Forum 12-16-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By ascreech
McDermott's Sale website...

McDermott's Sale website http://www.shopmcdermottcue.com/McDermott/McDermottShafts.html has all their shafts, including the G-Core, available in multiple tip sizes and joint options. In addition to...
Forum: Cue Reviews 12-15-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,790
Posted By ascreech
I bought a McD M63B as my first cue from McD's...

I bought a McD M63B as my first cue from McD's website in Jan. 2006. I didn't know anything about cues or different manufacturers, let alone the whole custom cue world. I picked McDermott because...
Forum: Main Forum 12-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,110
Posted By ascreech
We were the 2 for 1s, as our sponsor bar had 2...

We were the 2 for 1s, as our sponsor bar had 2 for 1 drinks all night on league night. It should have worked to our advantage, but my teammates would taking advantage before the other team would...
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