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Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,876
Posted By localredhead
I do a similar process to sort the keepers. Well...

I do a similar process to sort the keepers. Well worth the time. I end up with 12-15 out of a box of 50 though. Still cost effective.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By localredhead
I hated my becue until I tried a new tip. The...

I hated my becue until I tried a new tip. The stock tip made it feel dead or made my action feel muted. I tried a new tip on a whim after basically giving up on it and it was night/day the...
Forum: Main Forum 03-25-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By localredhead
I've been worried about them too. The last 24...

I've been worried about them too. The last 24 hours has been the first time the death rate has slowed since it began in Italy.
Forum: Main Forum 03-23-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By localredhead
It's a sound and feel. I use a triangle at the...

It's a sound and feel. I use a triangle at the moment. I agree it's like wood but better imho.
Forum: Main Forum 03-23-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By localredhead
The sound my becue makes is one of the things I...

The sound my becue makes is one of the things I like the most about it.
Forum: Main Forum 03-18-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By localredhead
This makes me so jealous even though I have a 60"...

This makes me so jealous even though I have a 60" becue... mine is plain and red is my fav. Damn that looks good.

I'm a cue whore... so I'll never be happy... but I do think it'd be hard to...
Forum: Main Forum 03-15-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,950
Posted By localredhead
I'm not sure where to begin...

I'm not sure where to begin...
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By localredhead
I am more comfortable with a 60" cue for most...

I am more comfortable with a 60" cue for most shots too, but I find the length and balance cumbersome for any type of masse, or a shot where I need to jack up the rear for a particular hit. During...
Forum: Cue Accessory reviews 03-06-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,641
Posted By localredhead
I'm a big fan of the black/yellow tiger gloves. ...

I'm a big fan of the black/yellow tiger gloves. Not because of the color though. They are just made really well.
Forum: Cue Reviews 03-01-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By localredhead
Maybe. I thought I would too.. but then I found...

Maybe. I thought I would too.. but then I found the perfect balance point and rather than move it around I wanted to lock it in place so it could never move.

I knew I liked a forward weighted cue...
Forum: Main Forum 03-01-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By localredhead
Here I was thinking "maybe I could give them...

Here I was thinking "maybe I could give them another chance?"

I guess not.
Forum: Cue Reviews 02-29-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By localredhead
Great playing system. I wish they would make a...

Great playing system. I wish they would make a shorter extension... I really like the engage butt system..
Forum: Main Forum 02-28-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,764
Posted By localredhead
Triangle Chalk, Tiger glove, Neapolitan icecream....

Triangle Chalk, Tiger glove, Neapolitan icecream. A good pre-shot routine + digicue FTW.
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By localredhead
You can probably use the tool to some efficacy -...

You can probably use the tool to some efficacy - but I think you'll wear it out pretty quick. I've used a similar tool when I had a lathe and didn't feel confident using a razor to cut. It...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,504
Posted By localredhead
This thread has gotten pedantic for no good...

This thread has gotten pedantic for no good reason. If you have no spirit for experimentation why even jump in the thread and start barking?
I mention WD40 because someone who works on cues for a...
Forum: Main Forum 02-19-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,504
Posted By localredhead
The last time I had a tip installed I was making...

The last time I had a tip installed I was making small talk with the cue tech about milk duds. He told me he likes to soak his le pro tips in wd40 before pressing them.

I've been trying to find...
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,618
Posted By localredhead
It's this IMHO.

It's this IMHO.
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By localredhead
Why not just get a hard tip? I believe that my...

Why not just get a hard tip? I believe that my method of producing milk-duds and pressing them produces a better playing tip.

What is a pressed tip? It's basically as you assume - however I...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By localredhead
Thanks for your insight. I guess we'll...

Thanks for your insight.

I guess we'll likely disagree on the fundamentals.
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By localredhead
Quoted for truth. :thumbup: 100% I do...

Quoted for truth. :thumbup: 100%

I do think that a press that is made for tips, where one side of the press is concave, will net a better result as the tip will be harder at the edges than in...
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By localredhead
the old man Bob Meucci on tips: ...

the old man Bob Meucci on tips: https://youtu.be/FCMBV_yI_Tw
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By localredhead
OK so I've been doing a lot of thinking on this...

OK so I've been doing a lot of thinking on this topic. For a while now.

First - let's clear a few assumptions:

1. No matter what tip you choose - they get harder with repeated use.
2....
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,830
Posted By localredhead
A pressed elkmaster plays like it's at the end of...

A pressed elkmaster plays like it's at the end of it's life - whole time.
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By localredhead
I keep hearing rumors that Tiger makes the katana...

I keep hearing rumors that Tiger makes the katana shafts. Either way they seem good.
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,529
Posted By localredhead
Given that description of the wood - how would...

Given that description of the wood - how would one fix the dents in the shaft?

on my shafts I swell them out with an iron and water... this sounds like it won't work with this wood
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