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Woods for cues - 06-20-2009, 10:03 PM

If you could have a cue built where the wood would be pretty, and have a good hit (if possible) what would you choose?

Myself...I like alot of figure in wood...I had a Pete Ohman cue that had cocobolo forearm and butt.....man, this was a pretty cue...but I like a combination of woods...I like them to compliment each other....so for me this cue...as good as it hit, it was pretty...but plain..it didnt have an "character"

I think Macassar Ebonly is a pretty wood also....Beefwood is a unique piece of wood....zebrawood is nice...amboyna burl is pretty as well.


Give me your ideas on this so I can look up that wood to get an idea on what your talking about...maybe some pictures...


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06-20-2009, 10:13 PM

BEM or curly maple forearm w/ cocobolo/ purpleheart butt sleeve


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Red face wood for cues - 06-20-2009, 10:23 PM

I have made over 100 custom cues in my life time and can tell you wood can be funny for the kind of hit you get. I've made purpleheart hustlers from valley oversized blanks that have jumped a full ball less than a foot away with a valley mud ball. I think a lot of it has to do with the shaft blank too. My cue is a nice peice of birdseye with some curl in it with 4 ebony points with redheart inlays. Also, Ewa signed it before I sprayed it, that didn't hurt either.
  
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06-20-2009, 10:26 PM

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BEM or curly maple forearm w/ cocobolo/ purpleheart butt sleeve
Highly figured BEM...I dont think you can go wrong with that...curly maple is pretty as well..

I have seen a few cues that have purpleheart and cocobolo together..to me the woods together are hard to distinguish..at least the cue I seen was....maybe if there were some ringwork, or veneers or something separating these 2 woods would be good....


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i have made over 100 custom cues in my life time and can tell you wood can be funny for the kind of hit you get. I've made purpleheart hustlers from valley oversized blanks that have jumped a full ball less than a foot away with a valley mud ball. I think a lot of it has to do with the shaft blank too. My cue is a nice peice of birdseye with some curl in it with 4 ebony points with redheart inlays. Also, ewa signed it before i sprayed it, that didn't hurt either.
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06-20-2009, 10:29 PM

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I have made over 100 custom cues in my life time and can tell you wood can be funny for the kind of hit you get. I've made purpleheart hustlers from valley oversized blanks that have jumped a full ball less than a foot away with a valley mud ball. I think a lot of it has to do with the shaft blank too. My cue is a nice peice of birdseye with some curl in it with 4 ebony points with redheart inlays. Also, Ewa signed it before I sprayed it, that didn't hurt either.
I agree....you can have a real pretty piece of wood....and the cue plays like crap...

I recently had a solid purpleheart cue....man o man....I really regret getting rid of that cue...it was by far the best hitting cue I have ever owned...I felt like the trade I did for the cue was good for me..but I am having second thoughts now...I got exactly what I wanted, but getting rid of that cue is really hurting now....


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06-20-2009, 10:39 PM

Exactly, I beat a couple of pro caliber players back to back years ago with a 90.00 dollar plain dark brown stained helmstetter, so that cue, big mistake.
  
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06-20-2009, 10:40 PM

I would go with highly figured birdseye maple or quilted maple. My other favorites are cocobolo and amboyna burl. I also love tulipwood and olivewood.


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I think for the hit and still being able to keep the weight within reason a bacote forearm with some ebony inlays for looks makes a real solid hitting cue.
  
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06-20-2009, 11:21 PM

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I think for the hit and still being able to keep the weight within reason a bacote forearm with some ebony inlays for looks makes a real solid hitting cue.
That would be a great combination.....thanks!


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06-21-2009, 12:52 AM

For looks, I love a highly figured quilted sapele. It will have to be cored though.

I used to be all about the ebony, after hitting with different rosewoods, I'm changing my mind.


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06-21-2009, 01:30 AM

Mr. Fisher, I used to be the manager at Big Dogs in Des Moines and Paul Ashmore worked for me and I saw the cues he got from you, I would think, and they look and hit pretty good.
  
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06-21-2009, 02:52 AM

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For looks, I love a highly figured quilted sapele. It will have to be cored though.

I used to be all about the ebony, after hitting with different rosewoods, I'm changing my mind.
Thanks for the input Bryan.....I think with the quality of the work your putting out now, I would think it best to order from you now before you start having a huge waiting list .......


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06-21-2009, 08:32 AM

I like the looks of darker cocobolo wood. I have also seen some real beautys on this sight in amboyna burl wood. Check into brazilian rosewood. To me it looks alittle like cocobolo. Good Luck in your search.
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06-21-2009, 08:51 AM

I have a Bender with a Bocote forearm with 5 Purpleheart points and Purpleheart butt. The hit is amazing.

For looks my favorite combination is Ebony and Ambonya Burl.

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