Barioni Number Two

JLD

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I got my first Barioni LD cue just a little under two months ago and I have to say I was very impressed with it. I was so impressed with it that I jumped when I got the chance to get a second cue from John without having to wait up to a year and a half to have one built from scratch. I have played with a custom Schon and a Predator shaft for close to twenty years and never thought anyone could pry it from my cold dead hand but after playing with my first Barioni I knew I would never go back. I really loved my Schon/Predator but it is now retired in favor of my new magic stick of which I am fortunate enough to own two. My biggest problem now is deciding which one I like playing with the best. I would like to thank you John for developing the technology to make these amazing cues. My hat is off to you sir.
 

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Manoman2444

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Nice looking cues. Do you have to put them in the case with the joint down or will big end still go in the case?
 

Kim Bye

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Whats with that "lump" at the butt of the cue, that must suck big time if you really need to stretch for a shot.
 

JLD

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Nice cue. Just curious, did you get a discount for the post?

Started to reply to your comment in a negative fashion because of it's implication but just in case your question is sincere and not a troll let me be clear ... I did not receive any remuneration for my completely unsolicited post. If I was not thoroughly impressed with my new cue(s) I would have never given up on a cue that I have played with for 20 years. Thanks for the "nice cue" comment but in all reality I think that my custom 1984 Runde Schon is a better looking cue ... it's the technological features of John's cues that impress me and the reason that I bought both cue(s).
 

JLD

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Nice looking cues. Do you have to put them in the case with the joint down or will big end still go in the case?

I have a Jack Justice case and both cues fit in the case without a problem with the big end down. I have joint protectors for the cue pictured below and I cannot use them for this case. The reason is because I ordered the cue and shaft longer than normal and with the joint protectors on they are just a tad too long to fit in the case and be able to strap down the lid.
 

JLD

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Whats with that "lump" at the butt of the cue, that must suck big time if you really need to stretch for a shot.

From Barioni Cues website it says "The nubbin at the end of the cue helps you hold on to the cue for those stretched out shots and also aids in a shockwave dampening system.". As I primarily shoot on bar tables I haven't found a use for the nubbin as I don't have to stretch for shots. As for the dampening I can't say anything for that either as I don't have one of his cues without the nubbin to compare it with. I do know how both of the cues play that I bought from him and I would be inclined to take his word on these features based on the playability of the cues.
 

Quesports

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Whats with that "lump" at the butt of the cue, that must suck big time if you really need to stretch for a shot.

Couple other guys that had "lumps" at the end of their cues are Perry Weston (rip) and Sailor Cues by Frank Stellman. Both of them are very respected cuemakers.
 
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