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Southwest versus... - 02-08-2020, 10:25 AM

Curious to hear people’s opinions. A friend and I were discussing which cues feel the most like a Southwest. I know many will say “none” but if you had to choose one or two, what would it be?
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02-08-2020, 11:39 PM

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Curious to hear people’s opinions. A friend and I were discussing which cues feel the most like a Southwest. I know many will say “none” but if you had to choose one or two, what would it be?
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FWIW, I have never shot with a Southweat that made me want one, but they hit solid and stiff.

You can buy a "replica" of one from Taiwan to try before you ever spend thousands for one. They are made to the same specs and can be bought for less than $400.

Who wants to be on a waiting list for a dozen years?

Not me.

I wouldn't wait that long for any cue, by anybody.
  
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02-09-2020, 06:17 AM

I have never shot with either, but heard that Rick Howard cues play like a Southwest cue.


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02-09-2020, 07:20 AM

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Curious to hear people’s opinions. A friend and I were discussing which cues feel the most like a Southwest. I know many will say “none” but if you had to choose one or two, what would it be?
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Howard and Olney are similar. None the same. Bryan Mordt(BCM) is a SW fan and his cues are sorta similar. Great cues at good prices btw. Nice one in the Sale section.
  
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02-20-2020, 05:32 PM

Bluegrass cues have a similar hit and feel from my perspective. I have had six Southwests and three Bluegrass cues.
  
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02-24-2020, 10:21 AM

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Curious to hear people’s opinions. A friend and I were discussing which cues feel the most like a Southwest. I know many will say “none” but if you had to choose one or two, what would it be?
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BENDER, RICK HOWRD, JEFF OLNEY ,
These are ALL JUST AS WELL CONSTRUCTED AND PLAY JUST AS GOOD AS ANY CUE YOU COULD EVER OWN....
INCLUDING SOUTHWEST,
SOUTH WEST HAVE GREAT REPUTATION-
But these guys I mentioned- ALL PRODUCE EXCEPTIONAL PLAYING CUES TOO-
also Mike Lambros, Mike Durbin, Andy Gilbert, Bob Manzino, Ariel Carmeli,
Pete Omen-
" I have OWNED all- INCLUDING 6 or 7 new and USED SOUTH WEST WITH ALL KINDS OF WOODS.....
SOUTH WEST VERY HIGH QUALITY , GREAT COLLECTABLE PLAYING CUES-
But for playability.....
THESE CUES ARE FINE-


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02-24-2020, 02:49 PM

My number for My Southwest come up in 2022ish, I will report at that time how a South West Merry Widow plays.


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02-24-2020, 03:17 PM

Wes Hunter cues feel like Southwest, I think...


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02-24-2020, 03:20 PM

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02-25-2020, 10:16 PM

I hit a couple cues from a maker on here(David Brainard), reminded me of that stiff firm hit, not sure if that was his standard taper or if a special taper.
  
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02-26-2020, 08:35 PM

I wouldn't trade my Rick Howard for a SW. I don't know how a cue can get any better than what I've got. I read on this forum that at some point Rick changed his taper and I don't know when but mine was made in 2001. It's not as stiff as the Josey, Gilbert J/B, or the Schon I had.
It's Ebony into BEM with a solid ivory joint, 1 shaft ivory and 1 Westinghouse micarta. The ferrules were added after I bought the cue and Keith Josey turned the shafts from 13mm to 12.75 maintaining Ricks taper. Most folks that hit with it wanted to buy it, not for sale.
  
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