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Question BALABUSHKA REPLICA POOL CUES - Made in Taiwan - 06-22-2019, 12:48 AM

QUALITY of the replica BALABUSHKA POOL CUE

stumbled upon these during an internet search completely by accident.
wasn't aware that there still being made and then I found out, they're made in Taiwan (how good can they really be)

I've seen the Bushka replica's in person, they look cheap, sound cheap, but some are selling as much as a Thousand Dollars.

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06-22-2019, 01:42 AM

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QUALITY of the replica BALABUSHKA POOL CUE

stumbled upon these during an internet search completely by accident.
wasn't aware that there still being made and then I found out, they're made in Taiwan (how good can they really be)

I've seen the Bushka replica's in person, they look cheap, sound cheap, but some are selling as much as a Thousand Dollars.

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06-22-2019, 03:29 AM

Are you sure they’re made in Taiwan?
Adam of Japan makes Balabuska cues...legallly.
They made a deal with George’s widow.

And they’re pretty good cues, from what I’ve seen.


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06-22-2019, 03:38 AM

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Are you sure they’re made in Taiwan?
Adam of Japan makes Balabuska cues...legallly.
They made a deal with George’s widow.

And they’re pretty good cues, from what I’ve seen.
http://www.balabushkacues.com/about-2/

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=430663

Somewhere down the line, Adam sold their licensing deal to Peggy Mallen.


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06-22-2019, 04:15 AM

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http://www.balabushkacues.com/about-2/

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=430663

Somewhere down the line, Adam sold their licensing deal to Peggy Mallen.
Thanx, Chuck......


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06-22-2019, 07:09 AM

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Are you sure they’re made in Taiwan?
Adam of Japan makes Balabuska cues...legallly.
They made a deal with George’s widow.

And they’re pretty good cues, from what I’ve seen.
Not anymore. The rights were sold to some outfit in Arizona. Production went from Japan to Taiwan/China. They are stll nice cues but not as nice as the ADAM cues. Easy way to tell is the thin joint rings. The ADAM versions had much thicker silver rings. BTW, the only ADAM cues still made in Japan is the hi-end Musashi series. All others are made in China/Taiwan. The factory that makes Lucasi has had a big ADAM contract for quite a while.

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Not anymore. The rights were sold to some guy in Arizona. Production went from Japan to Taiwan/China. They are stll nice cues but not as nice as the ADAM cues. Easy way to tell is the thin joint rings. The ADAM versions had much thicker silver rings. BTW, the only ADAM cues still made in Japan is the hi-end Musashi series. All others are made in China/Taiwan. The factory that makes Lucasi has had a big ADAM contract for quite a while.
Thanx....I had no idea....not much in the cue biz for a few years.
In the 90s, I had over a thousand Adam cues in stock


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Not long ago she was shouting on Facebook how she owned balabushka lol like they were anything but the end of the earth compared to George’s work. I let her know she bought a name not method and George’s cues could have been called “insert whatever” lol


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Not long ago she was shouting on Facebook how she owned balabushka lol like they were anything but the end of the earth compared to George’s work. I let her know she bought a name not method and George’s cues could have been called “insert whatever” lol


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Not long ago she was shouting on Facebook how she owned balabushka lol like they were anything but the end of the earth compared to George’s work. I let her know she bought a name not method and George’s cues could have been called “insert whatever” lol


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Yep. The current iteration of GB cues are actually pretty well made but imo overpriced. I don't give a rodent's behind whose name is scrawled on the side. They are a good steel-joint import. The one's i've seen look to be of Lucasi quality which is pretty darned good. They may be made by same plant, don't know for sure.
  
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06-23-2019, 06:53 AM

I've played with a couple of these Bushka's knock offs and they would have trouble finding a buyer at more than $400 on here, $500 tops for a private sale (closer to $300 is more likely). JMHO as always.


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I've played with a couple of these Bushka's knock offs and they would have trouble finding a buyer at more than $400 on here, $500 tops for a private sale (closer to $300 is more likely). JMHO as always.
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06-23-2019, 07:58 AM

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QUALITY of the replica BALABUSHKA POOL CUE

stumbled upon these during an internet search completely by accident.
wasn't aware that there still being made and then I found out, they're made in Taiwan (how good can they really be)

I've seen the Bushka replica's in person, they look cheap, sound cheap, but some are selling as much as a Thousand Dollars.

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This has been discussed here a number of times, I am surprised you didn't know.

The old Adam GB cues were better, but even still overpriced. This is simply because of the premium attached to the name. It's just marketing.

I don't have one. I have said numerous times I would like one of the old ones if I find it cheap. A couple times people have offered me one at a good price, but I passed. A "good price" is still too high for me.

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I've played with a couple of these Bushka's knock offs and they would have trouble finding a buyer at more than $400 on here, $500 tops for a private sale (closer to $300 is more likely). JMHO as always.
I came close to buying a new one @ 5 years ago or so when they were Adam but I stopped just short and asked myself, do I really want to spend this kind of money for a "faux" cue? The answer was, no...




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