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05-04-2020, 12:12 AM

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I have got three in the last couple of months.

Two of them I haven't shot with yet. One came just yesterday.

I ordered all of them to have a balance point at around 19 inches or there about. All three have a balance point between 19 and 20 inches.

One of the cues is 60 inches and the other two are 58 inches.

All of the shafts between the three cues will fit any of the butts since they are all .850 diameter and have the same 3/8-10 pins. Between those three cues and a Mike Gulyassy 60 inch cue, I have 12 shafts that I can choose from. Some are 29 inch shafts and some are 30 inch shafts and there is a little bit of weight differences between the shafts so I have quite a variation to choose from to mix and match lengths and balance points.

The cue on the top is a Jackpot from the second batch. It is ebony with a camphor burl handle, cored with purple heart by Larry Vigus. It is a 60 inch cue.

The cue in the middle is a John Chaplin cue. It is cocobolo with a sindora burl handle and the entire butt is cored with purple heart. It is a 58 inch cue.

The cue on the bottom is a Jackpot from the first batch. It is ebony with a maple handle and is a 58" cue.
nice collection..thanks for sharing
I haven't collected many cues
so it's neat to see a bunch of goodies together
the top three..
the handles are a different wood, but don't appear wrapped as your other cues are
how come?
and thanks for marking your balance points..that gives me ideas (which I will thoughtfully? move to another thread ^_^)


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05-04-2020, 12:39 AM

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nice collection..thanks for sharing
I haven't collected many cues
so it's neat to see a bunch of goodies together
the top three..
the handles are a different wood, but don't appear wrapped as your other cues are
how come?
and thanks for marking your balance points..that gives me ideas (which I will thoughtfully? move to another thread ^_^)
I usually have sweaty hands and the pool hall air conditioning isn't the greatest in the world, so I got tired of my linen wraps getting sweaty and decided to get a few cues that didn't have wraps.

That makes them easier to wipe down and keep clean. Also, I was using a carbon fiber Becue for a long time and the butt is carbon fiber without a wrap, so I was already used to no wrap.

I think I have 6 or 7 cues now that do not have a wrap.


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05-04-2020, 01:06 AM

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I usually have sweaty hands and the pool hall air conditioning isn't the greatest in the world, so I got tired of my linen wraps getting sweaty and decided to get a few cues that didn't have wraps.

That makes them easier to wipe down and keep clean. Also, I was using a carbon fiber Becue for a long time and the butt is carbon fiber without a wrap, so I was already used to no wrap.

I think I have 6 or 7 cues now that do not have a wrap.
thanks, makes sense
I like the look and feel of wrapless myself
but sometimes a wrap does look nice..
looks like you found the best of both worlds


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05-04-2020, 02:19 PM

Just the difference between weighting with a steel joint and a phenolic joint moves the balance forward a little bit.
Some cues, that feels like enough


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05-05-2020, 10:47 PM

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I was recently handling a cue as if I might actually hit a ball with it
timber up, my grip hand instinctively went to a place so close to the balance point,
that the shaft didn't feel adequately weighted upon my open bridge hand
and I thought, the balance point of this cue is clearly not far enough forward for my liking
so, I moved my grip hand backward to compensate, and my bridge hand followed back with it
my *entire body* followed suit, and where I'd desired to be one with my wand
I could only feel as though my wand was now waving me!
some magician.
sure I could play, but thurston and houdini
seemed so far away..
and I thought
rather than deal with all this hocus-pocus
wouldn't it be better to simply possess a cue that was balanced evenly to begin with?
further I wondered
how many other people go through these same motions?
and do they realize that for each one of us, each of us unique
there is a cue that exists, or can be made
that will meet us in the middle
Hey gruven,

You don't need to buy a custom cue to have most any cue balanced the way you like it.

For $60 or $70 my cue guy will take the pin out, add desired weight to nose of butt and install new pin. Bam.....new balance point.

Any competent cue guy can move the balance point forward or back for very little money. It's a very, very easy fix. So, if you like the way a cue looks, you can also like the way it plays.

Have a good one sir and be safe.

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