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Cue advice - 11-08-2019, 03:54 AM

Hello, I'm new to the forum. Recently came back to pool after 4 years. My first ever cue was a $100 Action cue. It served me well but the ferrule has cracked. I was browsing through online when I saw a cue that was custom made by one of the cue makers in the US. The seller did not state who he/she was.

I would like to get an opinion on the cue as I'm not as experienced with custom cues and can't really discern quality from fluff. It looks to be pretty reasonable going for $330. Would it be a viable upgrade? The wood used in this cue are stated as cocobola and maple with a 3/8 X 10 joint. Looks to be cored as well. I think it comes with a Lucasi zero flex shaft. Thank you for your help in advance!
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11-13-2019, 04:40 PM

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I don't know what kind of wood it is but the cue looks nice.






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11-13-2019, 05:01 PM

The core wood does not look inspiring


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11-13-2019, 06:32 PM

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The core wood does not look inspiring
Sawdust and Glue? , no it cant be


  
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11-14-2019, 02:59 AM

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The core wood does not look inspiring
Hi, thanks for your reply. I'm new to the cue construction world and what would constitute a good core wood? Or is the square shape not normal? I would imagine a dowel shape instead?
  
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11-14-2019, 09:20 AM

For $330 you can get a cue with a proven track record of quality.
Joss
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Just to name few.


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11-14-2019, 10:13 AM

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Hi, thanks for your reply. I'm new to the cue construction world and what would constitute a good core wood? Or is the square shape not normal? I would imagine a dowel shape instead?
Coring is used for stability and/or butt weight reduction/gain. Straight grain Maple and Amaranth are two popular choices for coring.


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hi - 11-14-2019, 10:02 PM

I would not buy any production cue except Mezz. It plays in a range of a good custom cue and holds its value best.

Or get a custom sneaky pete lets say from DZ cues, it will last forever and you will have way better cue.

Custom cue maker selects wood choice and work on your cue to make it perfect white production factory has way lower requirements of wood selection and way less time to spend on your cue!


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11-16-2019, 05:00 AM

For a production cue - Pechauer, McDermott, or Schmelke.
  
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11-17-2019, 05:16 AM

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Hello, I'm new to the forum. Recently came back to pool after 4 years. My first ever cue was a $100 Action cue. It served me well but the ferrule has cracked. I was browsing through online when I saw a cue that was custom made by one of the cue makers in the US. The seller did not state who he/she was.

I would like to get an opinion on the cue as I'm not as experienced with custom cues and can't really discern quality from fluff. It looks to be pretty reasonable going for $330. Would it be a viable upgrade? The wood used in this cue are stated as cocobola and maple with a 3/8 X 10 joint. Looks to be cored as well. I think it comes with a Lucasi zero flex shaft. Thank you for your help in advance!

This cue is definitely Chinese, whoever is selling this is a liar and not to be trusted in any way


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11-17-2019, 07:32 AM

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This cue is definitely Chinese, whoever is selling this is a liar and not to be trusted in any way
I did a reverse image search and the cue indeed shows up in a Chinese website selling pool equipment. Subsequently confirmed by messaging them on Facebook. I did have my suspicion when the seller indicated "US-made" as he claimed the white portion was Ivory, which is illegal for import/export afaik. Nevertheless I thank all for your input. I will probably invest in a Pech or McD.
  
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11-18-2019, 06:55 AM

Pechauer. Email them directly and they will have your cue built and delivered inside of 7 weeks.


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