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  1. HawaiianEye

    LD and Power

    I have a 13.2mm Predator 314-2 FAT shaft and I can feel that it doesn’t have the same “power” as my fat normal shafts on the same butt. It feels like it “buckles” a bit when the flex happens on power shots.
  2. HawaiianEye

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

    I have never owned one, but have hit with several. I never felt anything “special” about the way they played, but they are really well made.
  3. HawaiianEye

    Shaft Question - how to make slick and remove dry wood feel

    What was your best cue?
  4. HawaiianEye

    Shaft Question - how to make slick and remove dry wood feel

    If you are doing the sealing by hand, what do you use for a sealer?
  5. HawaiianEye

    Shooting gallery on youtube

    All of these movies are made for people who can’t play pool. I cringe every time I see one of them shoot a shot. They all look worse than APA-3s. It would be nice if they had technical directors who could at least teach them to “act” like they could hold a cue. If not that, do cutaways with...
  6. HawaiianEye

    Alf Taylor book.....??

    Alf, I am interested, too. I met your brother, Jack, when I was a teen working in the pool hall. He played some real good pool. Aloha
  7. HawaiianEye

    Dale Perry.... Is he shutting down?

    It has been a few years since I bought my one, and only, cue from him, but he told me that he made them himself (I.e., not made from Chinese blanks...).
  8. HawaiianEye

    Dale Perry.... Is he shutting down?

    I bought one from him and really liked the butt. The shaft was built nice but the wood seemed to be really soft and it dinged really easily. I sold the cue for what I paid for it. If I would have had an extra shaft laying around that would have fit it, I would have kept it.
  9. HawaiianEye

    who build custom sneakies

    I had Schmelke make me one with an ebony nose and a purple heart bottom.
  10. HawaiianEye

    Flying with your cue

    I was running through Heathrow Airport in UK with my Fellini back in January of 1990 and the airport police stopped me to see what was in my case. Back in those days, I never would have thought of not carrying my cue onboard the plane.
  11. HawaiianEye

    Flying with your cue

    Make something similar to this for a few bucks and check it in with your baggage. Make sure you wrap your cues in something before you place them in the cases...or fabricate some kind of liners and protectors.
  12. HawaiianEye

    Another cue ID

    Looks like an old ADAM.
  13. HawaiianEye

    What is Pool’s Equivalent of a Hole-In-One in Golf?

    I made the 9 on the break three times in a row just a few years back. All three of them went into the left corner pocket. My opponent was racking with a wooden rack on a 9-foot Gold Crown.
  14. HawaiianEye

    Playing pool seems like an eternity ago....

    I don’t think your blow-up doll wife will mind if you come home a bit late. You can give her a little more air in the morning.
  15. HawaiianEye

    ISO Mcdermott RS-11

    A RS-11 won the Million Dollar Challenge Tournament in Dallas in 1996. With a little help from C. J. Wiley. This tournament was the one where Earl Strickland ran 11 consecutive racks of 9-ball to win $1,000,000. C. J. Beat Earl in the final.
  16. HawaiianEye

    Best Affordable Cuemakers today?

    I talked to Richard about a year ago to maybe have him make me another shaft. He told me that HE was not touching anything under $5000. His protege makes everything under $5000 now.
  17. HawaiianEye

    Best Affordable Cuemakers today?

    My first Black cue, the four-pointer he made for me in 1978, may have been the best playing cue I ever had.