And furthermore... I'll say this about Jack's "instructions".
Perhaps..Just PERHAPS.... Jack is more interested in creating utilitarian art than he is in making huge profits. For that matter, he may have decided that he is not going to put styrofoam, or ANY other material like that in his cases, and expects that his users will treat them like works of art (which they ARE, IMHO...).
Um, ok. Art? Well I guess that's subjective. I suppose if you call doing essentially the same case with slightly different configurations over and over and over with some laser engraved logos on rectangle patches once in a while art then who's to say it isn't. Jack builds some very pretty cases I agree. His style with the lines and arrowheads and scrollwheel press tooling is distinctively his own. Using those simple elements he creates great looking cases. But it's kind of like building a great looking cue out of balsa wood. You might make the prettiest looking cue ever but if it doesn't work to control the ball it's just a long thin piece of art.
As for the profit motive: Well.....I am pretty sure Jack is more interested in the bottom line as evidenced by the shortcuts he takes in the construction of the exterior and by no bothering to build the interiors himself. Among us case makers we know the cost of things and the time involved and you can bet that Jack is doing ok when he sells a case.
Now, for a revelation... Yes...I know that Jack's cases don't provide as good protection to those people that wish to toss their cues in their cases willy nilly after any emotional loss.
Guess what? I DON'T CARE. I love all the materials in the case, and I don't think any of it is "cheap".
Ok good for you. You have made your compromise. I build cases for the people who do care about their cues being ok whether they decide to throw their case or whether it is launched in the air accidentally. You have heard of people losing their balance haven't you?
I have a Meucci sneaky Pete that doesn't fit well in many cases, because it is so thin. It gets "stuck" in cases like yours. I have to pop off my butt cap sometimes in cases like yours because it goes in too far, and then I have to use my pinkie finger to extract the butt.
Oh you mean when you put your Meucci in PIN DOWN then it goes below the lip of the case and you can't get it out. I see. Well did you ever think of turning it over and putting it in bumper down like 99% of the world does? You moniker really does fit you.
Guess what? NEVER had that problem with my Jack Justis. It's a conscious DESIGN, and Jack did it that way because it is aesthetically more pleasing to him, and allows for storage of ALL sizes of cues.
And mine is what? Unconscious?
Man you're hilarious. Well tune in on Saturday and we can clear up your capacity and loading problems. I will teach you what out cases can hold and how to load them so that the cues fit snugly but are easy to remove.
So, give it up and quit attacking him, before you lose more customers than you already have.
Maybe I should continue to gain more customers who didn't know about the inferior protection you admit to above. Maybe they were under the illusion that the great case artist Jack Justis would surely not skimp on so important a part of the case as protection of the cues. Why don't you give it up as I think you are causing him more harm.
You basically just told everyone that Jack builds art that doesn't have to be concerned with protection and that you KNOW that his cases aren't protective and as such one must be intelligent enough to understand that form trumps function and a case doesn't need to be protective as long as it looks good and anyone who doens't get that is too stupid to be a Justis owner.
Is that about it?
The only stuff Jack says against you is to defend himself from your constant snide remarks. This isn't the first time you've pulled stuff like this. I've seen it in other threads, and it has always irritated me.
Sure ok. That would be more credible if you didn't go off on the fantasy trip you lay out above.