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Butterfly case reviews - 11-19-2015, 01:53 PM

Looking for a butterfly case and was hoping for some recommendations on which one you like and why.
  
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11-19-2015, 02:35 PM

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Looking for a butterfly case and was hoping for some recommendations on which one you like and why.
Castillo is the one I use. He does backpack straps per request. Also, offers leather or nylon.

He makes custom order in 8 weeks. Or buy what's in stock.

Very light and well made. Holds more stuff than tube cases.

Mine is leather and prior to him offering nylon.

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11-19-2015, 05:07 PM

I have a cordura Porper 4x8 VIP from Seyberts. About $150. Very durable, has very good size pockets, protects cues very well. Excellent made case.
I thought the 2x4 version was little too small.

Want a fancy one.... The JB butterflies look real good. I'd buy one but I have too many cases right now.





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11-20-2015, 06:39 AM

I have a Predator Black 4x8 butterfly. It is serviceable but I am not thrilled with the make as far as quality. Butterflies are not great in tournament settings. In tournaments you tend to move around a lot and they are unwieldy.


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12-05-2015, 09:08 PM

I have a butterfly case made by Jim Murnak in 3x6 configuration. The construction reminds me of the old fashion leather bags Coach used to make. If I set this down to a Coach product, it wouldn't be out of place.

The interior is very easy to customize. Mine came with a small pouch and a jump cue pouch that velcros into the spine of the case. FWIW, John Barton's butterfly case insert is compatible and will fit. If I'm not using John Barton's insert, the case can easily hold a magic rack, a phone charger, and Fire HD, or iPad Mini along.


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Castillo - 02-23-2016, 05:06 AM

I put in another vote for Castillo, I have a custom 3x6 he made for me out of a great tan bull hide leather. 1 large and 1 small outer pockets, also had handles reversed, put so I can carry it while unzipped and nothing falls out, good at tournaments when u have to move table to table
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Carom cue: Molinari Blomdahl Carbon
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Ron Kilby custom (4 sold, 1 player)
Chuck Starkey carom cue(sold)
Pool cue: BHQ kingwood/leather (sold,dumb move)
Lambros ebony mw won in raffle and sold
Still Trying to get Lambros 2 build a 3c cue...
custom Castillo 3x6 bfly case
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05-27-2016, 06:47 PM

I must say I am pleased with the one from Gil.

It's the most compact 6x12 case I've seen around.

The leather is rich and I enjoy the color/appearance.



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Handles?. - 04-07-2018, 04:59 AM

I donít want to take undo credit but I believe prior to me talking to Gil about 5years ago and asking to have my case made with handles on opposite to his original design , all his original bfly cases had handles on other side. It is much more usable and allows you carry case while open and not drop out everything.


Carom cue: Molinari Blomdahl Carbon
2 Vantage 3c and 1 unplayed 314-3 shafts
Ron Kilby custom (4 sold, 1 player)
Chuck Starkey carom cue(sold)
Pool cue: BHQ kingwood/leather (sold,dumb move)
Lambros ebony mw won in raffle and sold
Still Trying to get Lambros 2 build a 3c cue...
custom Castillo 3x6 bfly case
Plus too many of the various little doodads we all use.
  
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