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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By McChen
the earlier Lucasi's used ivorine 3. then they...

the earlier Lucasi's used ivorine 3. then they switched over to xtc quite awhile ago.
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 07-30-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,426
Posted By McChen
i've also run into the problem of fakes, I have...

i've also run into the problem of fakes, I have some Moori M's that i believe aren't real. can't remember where i bought them from (i really wish i could), but i buy only from major, known suppliers,...
Forum: Cue Accessory reviews 06-26-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By McChen
FYI regarding moori V tips....i spoke to a source...

FYI regarding moori V tips....i spoke to a source in Japan who told me that Moori is no longer making the V tips due to difficulty in sourcing the leathers required for this tip.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-25-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By McChen
i got a big bag of these that i don't use any...

i got a big bag of these that i don't use any more, if any one wants them for cheap, PM me
Forum: For Sale Items 06-16-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By McChen
yes, the case you mention is possible. but that...

yes, the case you mention is possible. but that doesn't mean the two threads are similar or "compatible". that just means someone ran two different taps into it to double thread it. i've had a shaft...
Forum: For Sale Items 06-15-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By McChen
not true at all, radial and 3/8x10 have...

not true at all, radial and 3/8x10 have completely different thread pitches. no hope of compatibility between them.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-06-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,488
Posted By McChen
be careful storing opened CA glues in a...

be careful storing opened CA glues in a freezer/fridge where there is also food. vapors leak out and get into any food items. you may not smell it or taste it, but it is there in minute quantities...
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By McChen
They are making a classic break, ob was selling...

They are making a classic break, ob was selling them at sbe
Forum: Main Forum 05-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By McChen
if you mean the joint diameter, it's 0.842"

if you mean the joint diameter, it's 0.842"
Forum: Main Forum 05-14-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By McChen
english is correct, the red dot is supposedly...

english is correct, the red dot is supposedly used to orient the shaft where the spine of the wood is in the ideal position where it doesn't bend side to side as much. the black dot is also supposed...
Forum: Main Forum 05-10-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,459
Posted By McChen
its hard to hit the cue ball accurately,...

its hard to hit the cue ball accurately, especially as you crank up the speed. so lower deflection gives you more room for error. hence the popularity of low deflection break cues like the bk2/3 and...
Forum: Main Forum 05-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,459
Posted By McChen
they're really great as a jump shaft. but for...

they're really great as a jump shaft. but for breaking or playing, the wood is just too dense and heavy, it has a lot of deflection.
Forum: Snooker 05-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,546
Posted By McChen
mastercue is also in thailand, I got a cue from...

mastercue is also in thailand, I got a cue from them and it was pretty good for the money.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-08-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By McChen
i'll take a first shot at it: tip diameter:...

i'll take a first shot at it:

tip diameter: 12.75-13mm is typical. 13mm is classic full size, most of the high tech low deflection shafts are 12.75mm. But not unusual to see shafts as thin as...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 05-07-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,341
Posted By McChen
first gen used isoplast second gen initially...

first gen used isoplast
second gen initially used titan, but then switched to something called maxlite.

isoplast and titan are readily available, but i have never seen "maxlite" anywhere, it...
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By McChen
the tip can change the hit and sound of the shaft...

the tip can change the hit and sound of the shaft completely, i'd try different tips before giving up on the shaft. i like the hp2 quite a lot myself, i have a kamui brown super soft on mine. a...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 04-27-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,808
Posted By McChen
i've never found any reliable way to tell the...

i've never found any reliable way to tell the good ones from the bad ones, i've tried everything people have said out there. the best thing i've found is to buy the 15mm size, they are much more...
Forum: Cue and shaft reviews 04-26-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,218
Posted By McChen
agree completely with scsuxci....tiger shafts...

agree completely with scsuxci....tiger shafts deflect pretty much the same as a regular maple shaft, it's not really low deflection at all. the tiger does hit very nice though, the saber-t ferrule...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 04-21-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,866
Posted By McChen
i've never seen any ferrule material that was...

i've never seen any ferrule material that was lighter than maple. even the low deflection ferrules aren't anywhere close to maple....they're lighter than typical ferrules but still around 1.7x...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 04-20-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By McChen
it's a normal thread...i know some retailers were...

it's a normal thread...i know some retailers were gluing in the adapter, it was actually recommended by the manufacturer. if it's glued it, there's not going to be any easy way to get it out without...
Forum: Main Forum 04-12-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,931
Posted By McChen
the kamui hardness ratings are totally off IMO....

the kamui hardness ratings are totally off IMO. their soft is like most people's medium, i'd start there and adjust up or down as needed. I do like hard tips, but their medium is too hard for me,...
Forum: Carom Billiards 04-11-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,966
Posted By McChen
I've got one of the new predator carom cues and I...

I've got one of the new predator carom cues and I have to say it really is a huge difference. some of the other aspects of a cue may be subjective and personal taste, but if you are just looking at...
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By McChen
yes, the ob-2 has a wood ferrule that is lighter...

yes, the ob-2 has a wood ferrule that is lighter than the plastic ferrule on the classic pro. very small changes to the weight on the very tip end can have a noticeable effect on deflection. both are...
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By McChen
one thing i forgot is that the tapers are pretty...

one thing i forgot is that the tapers are pretty different. both z2 and classic pro are the same tip diameter, but the z2 feels thinner as the taper doesn't grow that quickly. the ob shaft isn't as...
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By McChen
the z2 has lower deflection than the classic pro....

the z2 has lower deflection than the classic pro. but the classic pro is no slouch, it deflects similar to the 314-2, still very low. the only shaft that i've found comparable to the z2 in terms of...
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