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07-04-2016, 07:55 AM

My very first cue was a simple level 1 Huebler.

I passed it on to a kid that lived in an apartment below me years ago.

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Paul huebler - 07-04-2016, 08:19 AM

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07-04-2016, 11:11 AM

Stand up guy, world traveler & his word was as good as gold. Only trophy I ever kept in all my winning days was the Heubler cup 1989 in Palm Springs. He also gave me a custom 4 point cue with ivory inlays, which I wish I never would of sold, but had to after my divorce. He was one of the foundation al' fathers of the BCA, and it's integrity and long term vision slowly went down hill after he left, then came apart after arriving in CO. Great man, I'm lucky to have spent some time with him at the BCA trade shows during the early 2000's, when the BCA coffers were flu$h with 3 mil in the bank.


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07-04-2016, 02:57 PM

Sad news passing of a great cue maker. And a true gentleman, never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but always generous with his time on the phone. Dug my sneaky out for state APA tournament won both matches!


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03-30-2019, 01:33 PM

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03-30-2019, 01:55 PM

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I found a Huebler sneaky pete in Glenwood Springs the week Paul passed. I bought it and replaced the shaft using the nylon insert that I took out of the original. I really like the cue.


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03-30-2019, 01:56 PM

I only got to try his cues a year ago, what a great feel. Too bad i didnít know about them sooner. A few months back an ebony nose went up in the for sale section, gone in a few minutes...
  
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a couple I may be selling,he was good
  
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03-30-2019, 05:20 PM

RIP, and condolences to the family. He was a credit to the sport, and to the industry.

I bought one of the earliest Hueblers somewhere about 1973-75 in Fort Worth or Arlington.. He was building cues in the era where cue makers would take photos of their cue line, with numbers on little cards below each cue. Somebody would pass out the 4x6 color photo prints with a price sheet and ordering information. I could have bought Richard Black, Joss, and a few other currently collectible cues for $80 - $225. Schon cues came a little later, maybe 77? I think I was making $8.50/hour at my day job in the mid 70s. But the Huebler was a cue I think I bought from someone who had a few in his car.

My Huebler was simple but very well crafted. No one would mistake it for a sneaky pete because of the fit and finish and the great shiny dark wood. It was as well made and finished as any cue I saw. It was all dark wood below the joint, had a flexible shaft almost like Meucci (or did Meucci copy Huebler?) and a black Implex joint. I only paid $55 or so for it. I had it for years, but unfortunately the balance never suited me.

Oddly, I also had a plain BEM Tad, with steel joint, and its balance never suited me either. Sometime around 1984-85 I sold the old Tad and bought a new McDermott D-4, which suited me much better. I still have that D-4, and several other McDermotts from 2008-09, all of which I play with from time to time.


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Sometime around 1984-85 I sold the old Tad and bought a new McDermott D-4, which suited me much better. I still have that D-4, and several other McDermotts from 2008-09, all of which I play with from time to time.
Huebler made some really solid players. A guy I know here has one of the old school style that plays really well. He got it at a super low price from somebody here and I would have bought it if I'd seen it first.

Speaking of McDermotts, they play really well, also. I have a C-14 that I bought new from McDermott and I have the RS-11 that your fellow Texan, CJ Wiley, is holding in this photo. It still has the same tip on it.
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