Think it was very late 70's maybe early 80's the now wife bought my custom Texas based Robert Weir cue from Suzi Cues pool hall here in Ohio.When i first started you could buy Meucci-McD-JossWest at a local spot. Richard Black was always a custom and you called him. Stroud made a line of about 10-12 cues or you could call for a custom. Billy lived here in Tulsa for 4yrs and he had a big following so you saw a lot of JW's here.
Thought all Weir's were made by ADAM when Helmstetter was running the shop? At least that is what i was always told. https://forums.azbilliards.com/threads/2-robert-weir-cues-for-sael-like-new.19248/ Read Tate's post. This is what i was told as well.Think it was very late 70's maybe early 80's the now wife bought my custom Robert Weir cue from Suzi Cues pool hall.
They were. That's not how Mr. Weir marketed them in the early days. He was an up and coming "Texas Cue maker".Thought all Weir's were made by ADAM when Helmstetter was running the shop? At least that is what i was always told. https://forums.azbilliards.com/threads/2-robert-weir-cues-for-sael-like-new.19248/ Read Tate's post. This is what i was told as well.
Yes I believe this is true in George's later years as this guy he brought the cue to at the pool hall was one of the best around at the time.It was a little different. Sam at the counter was a friend of George's. If you wanted a cue, you asked Sam for a cue.
If George felt you were a competent enough player, you got a cue.
They weren't custom orders, but you had to hit a high watermark of competency to receive one. A real badge of honor.
I remember seeing his cues in rooms. I had a little brochure i sent for when i bought mine. Wish i still had that cue.
I will always miss my first decent cue purchase- it was a Huebler and it played great - at 21 ounces at bit heavy LOL and I migrated to lighter cues, but the Mexican Rosewood on that cue was the nicest I have even seen to this day - cue ended up in Europe somewhere. I bought a model H-A recently and it also plays great - had to get one again!Yep, I grew up in Omaha, there were a few floating around my area. I still own the one I bought in the early 90's and have acquired 4 more since then I sold one to a buddy in 1994 (it was identical to the one I had at the time) and he still uses it as his daily player. I currently use a recently purchased Huebler as my daily player and have two butts I'm building break shafts for. You might say I'm a Huebler fan
My early 70s Palmer Model 12 Limited has an Adam forearm, from the early Japan era, it is as solid a player as one can imagine - I compare the hit on that cue to my Scruggs, with the main difference being that the Scruggs cue butt has a better overall balance in the construction - Third Catalog Palmers are a bit lacking in cue balance compared to some later higher end cues - but they are very solid hitters.A friend had one. Played really good. Those old Japan-made ADAM cues were well made.