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I bought a Willie Blade Cue from russia - 02-07-2018, 06:43 AM

i forgot exactly how I ordered it
I like thick tapered shafts

i like my cues to play stiff(not pro taper,not like Meucci)


Miy wiilie B cue came a little too stiff so I took it down a bit

overall the cue plays great,I get compliments everybody who sees it like it

Larry Viigus took it down for me
he said it was nice

it plays very good,I am playing it and I also had an extension which I am playing

The butt taper is different than you might be used to,but it plays good

It is far out pretty,the shaft has points and butterfly points

The service is better than I get from US cue makers in connecticut that i have spent thousands of dollars with

CONCLUSION

If you like the looks ,buy it,the cues are very nice and inexpensive

Consider this a positive report for what its worth
  
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02-07-2018, 07:31 AM

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02-07-2018, 09:56 AM

The service is better than I get from US cue makers in connecticut that i have spent thousands of dollars with

Deanoc. Do you play in ct? Curious im in Mass but play a lot in Ct didn't know if our paths have crossed.
  
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02-07-2018, 10:00 AM

http://willie-blade.com/
  
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Willie Blade joints - 02-07-2018, 10:15 AM

Are all of his joints backwards? Seems like a great looking artistic cue. I'm not sure how a spliced shaft would play/feel.
  
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02-07-2018, 11:04 AM

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Are all of his joints backwards? Seems like a great looking artistic cue. I'm not sure how a spliced shaft would play/feel.
That's what I was wondering.
  
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02-07-2018, 11:42 AM

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Are all of his joints backwards? Seems like a great looking artistic cue. I'm not sure how a spliced shaft would play/feel.
DBK (Dmitry Komarov) spliced his shafts. He also used Hornbeam for shaft wood. I know for sure his shafts played on the stiff side but effortless. Really good players!!

Willie Blade shafts seem to be spliced higher up. I assume they are Hornbeam as well but not sure.
  
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02-07-2018, 06:50 PM

Larry Vigus told me the shafts are hornbeam

the cue plays good
look for pictures on his thread
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i think the cue is a good value for people
who realize imported cues can react funny

all i know is i paid,they shipped,i like the play as did about 6 other guys who tried it out

one guy with a great stroke said it really drew the ball

several said it was pretty,it is very flashy and i like mine

if you are in dallas you can hit mine when i am out
  
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02-07-2018, 07:22 PM

The cues play well, on the stiffer side with the spliced shaft, especially the ones with the splice that is abouf half way down the shaft. I have the Black Tulip Black Hornbeam ferruless, 12.25 mm 63" long 19.5 oz along with an 8" extension

I ordered a plain black hornbeam ferruleless shaft ( no splice ) for a buddy and had Cuejoe drill and tap it Radial. He likes it a lot and will get a softer tip installed.
The dyed hornbeam is black all the way through amazingly.

We have another cue on its way right now, a Spiderweb Blue stripe with Yellow for another local player.

They are working towards offering joint configurations we are familiar with.

Willie blade and crew are great to deal with

http://willie-blade.com

They are built in Ukraine, not Russia.

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02-07-2018, 08:18 PM

the joint is fine with me

hard to get another shaft made here but1 shaft is enough

i guess i could order another one
  
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02-07-2018, 09:04 PM

Ordering another one will be about $120.....shipped
  
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02-08-2018, 08:29 AM

I may be mistaken, but aren't these meant to be billiard (3C) cues, hence the pin on the shaft?


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02-08-2018, 03:30 PM

Glad to hear more about his cues! Thanks for the post.
I also ordered a cue from him but a jump break cue. Very excited.


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Player - Jacoby custom laminated w/ Hybrid shaft

Jump/break - Willie Blade custom on order

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02-08-2018, 03:37 PM

Please don't ask me any more

I liked the looks of the cue on AZ
I ordered it and I told them I would report my opinion

I am not an expert on cues,I guess I should be

But it hits good,and a guy at the pool room asked me to sell it to him

He thought it was the prettiest cue he had ever seen

I told him I would only sell it when another cue came that I wanted to play for a while
  
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02-18-2018, 05:19 AM

Deanoc, sounds like a nice cue. This is one of mine from Willie.... done with wood from my shop. Hit is quite stiff like you mentioned.











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