As your attorney...
Well Doc....did your cue show up today?
You're probably shooting with that beautiful pool cue right now. The next challenge is trying to come up with words to describe how the cue plays and feels. It's different, I know.....that's why I only play ivory joints and in lighter weight cues (nothing above 18.5 ozs).
It's a marvelous sensation....entirely different than playing with a steel joint version......I know some pundits might be thinking the joint doesn't matter but those really in the know understand that it genuinely does. The best of the best ..... Well, those cues tended to have the ivory joints.
I look forward to reading your comments about your cue's playability which should be top notch.....and don't forget more photos too.
Haha, sorry I didn't get to this yesterday, but I was out on a bourbon hunt all night long Wednesday night and didn't get home until yesterday afternoon.
Cue showed up Thursday afternoon. Packaged perfectly.
Upon opening it, I discovered it had been shipped in a new case! Definitely a plus, since this isn't something I was expecting. Cue also came with -R- plastic joint protectors....another definite plus.
Everything about the cue was exactly how I wanted. I haven't been able to take any additional pictures yet (I will get to that tonight) but for what I wanted and designed, it was absolutely perfect.
The curly maple that I picked out for the forearm looks amazing. The curls are prevalent and gorgeous. I absolutely love the veneer colors and the inlays, that came together beautifully with a few suggestions from Jerry.
The ivory used is beautiful, with perfect swirling grain throughout.
Jerry's suggestion for the curly maple for the butt sleeve inlays flows perfectly against the forearm.
The Cortland wrap was definitely a great idea. I've always thought it had a softer and smoother feel than the regular Irish linen wraps lots of us normally play with.
I know someone previously suggested a wrapless cue with a nice piece of finished wood for the handle, but for the classic look and feel of this cue, Cortland was definitely the way to go.
Putting the cue together, everything fit perfect and tight. I always check new cues for straightness as soon as I get them, just to avoid any surprises down the road, which of course, it was arrow straight.
Shooting balls with it on my basement table was great. The balance and feel of the cue in my hand was definitely one of amazement. The feel of shots were crisp and soft. I personally love the softer feel of ivory jointed cues with ivory ferrules, but the crispness of the feel due to Jerry's construction was incredible.
Jerry was more than a pleasure to work with, and I definitely hope to work with him again in the future.
For anyone else who missed this offering from Jerry, you should keep your eyes out in the future...you won't want to miss something like this again...I'm sure glad I didn't!