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  1. Salamander

    WTB: Skip Weston player

    Looking for a Skip Weston over 19.2oz. not too fancy. Have trade bait as well.
  2. Salamander

    cuesmith (Chris Hightower) inlay machine

    Advertising on behalf of a friend who does not have an AZ account. I will vouch for him in any sale. One year old Chris Hightower Inlay machine for sale. The sale includes the complete inlay machine, as well as 7 inlay plates/patterns (Originally $100 each). This unit was only used a...
  3. Salamander

    FS: Kikel, wrapless

    Selling for a friend.... 1995 Dave Kikel in very good condition. Stained birdseye maple with 4 ebony points. Radial pin. Both shafts have ivory ferrules and are 12.8mm and 13mm The weight is 19.4 and 19.5 Plastic JP's included Nice solid playing cue w/ nice neutral balance. Drew on...
  4. Salamander

    Jim Pierce, bowling alley shaft, workmanship

    My take on the bowling alley shafts that Jim Pierce markets with his cues: Jim Pierce recently made one of his bowling alley shafts for a Mike Wheeler cue that I had him refinish. There has been a lot of hype around that these shafts are "special" or are somehow better than other shafts out...
  5. Salamander

    Sloppy and incompetent work by Jim Pierce, poor customer service

    To whom it may concern.... Well I made the mistake of sending a beautiful Mike Wheeler cue to Jim Pierce to have a new shaft made and a refinish to the cue. What should have been a relatively easy task for a competent cue maker turned into a damaged cue for me. This all started almost 4...
  6. Salamander

    Call shot 10 ball, rule question

    Can someone clarify the rules for call shot 10 ball? Particularly the version where the incoming player has the option to take the shot, or give the shot back to the player that called a shot and missed. A few misc. questions.... -If you call safe and a ball goes down, does it stay down...
  7. Salamander

    one pocket handicap question

    I've been wondering for some time now about a handicap situation. Let's say that the handicap is 12-5. The traditional way of playing this spot is for the player needing 12 to owe 1 ball before the break and essentially play to 11. Is there ever a reason to spot the balls differently?, for...
  8. Salamander

    FS: Two Mike Wheeler cues

    Hi all, I have up for sale two Mike Wheeler cues made in 1999. I had planned to keep these, but have other interests now. For those of you who are not familiar with Mike Wheeler, he apprenticed and worked with both Richard Black and Bill Schick. It is my understanding that he worked with...
  9. Salamander

    FS: Bob Runde

    For Sale: 2009 Bob Runde. This cue is in excellent condition with minor play on both shafts. One shaft has a very small "taper" wobble when rolled, but will not affect play. The cue plays nice. Runde's workmanship is terrific, this cue is very elegant, without being "overthetop", like some...
  10. Salamander

    Final 32 chart...

    Found the final 32... http://www.insidepoolmag.com/tournament_brackets/single-14-1.pdf
  11. Salamander

    shaft taper question ?

    Is it possible to have a "stiff" shaft, but also a longish pro-taper? I've never been able to get used to cues such as SW because I never cared for the way the wood grew so much in diameter from the tip. I played with a Skip Weston shaft for awhile that I liked. It seemed to have a longish...
  12. Salamander

    Early Christmas present

    I gave myself an early Christmas present today. Running 114 balls and scratching....for 112. I'll take it. Nice way to end the year. Happy Holidays.
  13. Salamander

    FS: Jeff Olney - 6pt, 2 shafts

    Up for sale is a 6 point Jeff Olney in excellent condition. One shaft has never been chalked, the other shaft has seen little play. I'd say the cue is easily 95%. The long points are kingwood w/ black veneer, the short points are ebony. Cue weights approx. 19.3 to 19.4 Each shaft is 3.95...
  14. Salamander

    Any good advice for not missing break shots?

    Last night I played my buddy Ivan (dogloop) and managed to miss about 10 break shots, and only made about two. It was actually quite comical, by the end of the evening I was dreading running out a rack because I knew what was coming. It would'nt have been so bad except the majority of them...
  15. Salamander

    Did the world tournament in 14.1 throw off Mika in TAR match?

    Curious if others feel that the week of straight pool might have thrown off Mika's match with Shane in 10 ball? Or did it help? Having never seen Mika play straight pool, I wonder if his stroke is the same regardless of the games? Did he play too conservative in the 10 ball match? Or did...
  16. Salamander

    Rule question - ??

    I should know this, but it has never happened to me.... The last ball on the table is in the rack area. The cue ball lands on the headspot (normally reserved for the ball in the rack). Where is the object ball placed?...or cueball for that matter? Thanks in advance. Doug
  17. Salamander

    WTB or trade for a Mike Wheeler

    I like Wheeler cues. Eventually I might have him build one for me, but in the meantime, wondering if there are any out there on the used market. I have a nice Mike Wheeler that I might be willing to trade, the cue is beautiful and plays terrific, but it is on the heavy side for me. I'm...
  18. Salamander

    What I have left: 2x Southwest, 2x Mike Wheeler, Jensen, Whitten and George

    After years of buying and selling and collecting I'm down to 5 cues and a couple of cases. It's been a fun ride, I've owned over 100 high end cues over the years including most of the big names. These last cues represent the "hit" I prefer and work for me. Unless I come across some "steals"...
  19. Salamander

    FS: Keith Kustom cue - Keith Hanssen

    For sale is a relatively rare and in excellent condition Keith Hanssen cue, also known as Keith Kustom. Keith was one of the 12 cuemakers selected to be in the 1995 Hand of the Masters cuemakers calender. The cue is in excellent condition with some minor scratches, I'd say conservatively about...
  20. Salamander

    FS: Whitten 1x2

    For sale is a used Whitten 1x2 black leather case. The case has seen some use and has some abbrasions but is in good condition. Asking Sold shipped.
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