Gandy pool que I’m trying to find more information on.

Pooljunk

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Hi, I buy ques from second hand shops in Toky. I came across this que that was different in the lenin wrap. It was extremely smooth to the touch. I have searched online but haven’t been able to find this stick. Can anyone please provide any information. Thank you!
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mikemosconi

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When you say that the linen wrap was" smooth to the touch" my guess is that you are experiencing what is called a "coated" linen wrap- meaning that the wrap has a coating of polyurethane sprayed over it. This was also common with early Meucci cues. When a linen wrap has no coating on it that is called an exposed linen wrap.
 

Pooljunk

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When you say that the linen wrap was" smooth to the touch" my guess is that you are experiencing what is called a "coated" linen wrap- meaning that the wrap has a coating of polyurethane sprayed over it. This was also common with early Meucci cues. When a linen wrap has no coating on it that is called an exposed linen wrap.
First off thank you for the reply. I want to further explain the linen. Yes it is the smoothest of all my pool ques. Also I do feel a difference between the wood and linen. The linen touch is there but extremely subtle. You can also see a slight glare switching from the wood to the linen. Again thank you for your input.
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garczar

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First off thank you for the reply. I want to further explain the linen. Yes it is the smoothest of all my pool ques. Also I do feel a difference between the wood and linen. The linen touch is there but extremely subtle. You can also see a slight glare switching from the wood to the linen. Again thank you for your input.
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Linen can be pressed/finished as to feel really slick. You can starch and press it to where you can't even feel the threads.
 

mikemosconi

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Yes this could just be one of those super slick exposed linen wraps as well- you would certainly feel a coating over the wrap if it were coated.
 

hang-the-9

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Usually it's called double-pressed linen and sometimes there is a wax or something used on the fibers. My Ned Morris cue had a wrap that was smoother than any other linen wrap I played with. The Gandy cues were a bit on the lower end of the cues but nothing a player would not use for the cost. Nothing special, nothing bad.
 

TATE

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Looks like one of the Gandy's made by Viking, probably 1970's. This model is not in the first Gandy catalog.

Here's a thread that explains a little more:

 
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cueman

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Looks like one of the Gandy's made by Viking, probably 1970's. This model is not in the first Gandy catalog.

Here's a thread that explains a little more:

Gordon Hart the owner of Viking once told me he used to sell all kinds parts to other cuemakers. He said they used to have a catalog of cue parts they sold. I wish one of those catalogs had survived. I think most Gandy cues were made in Georgia using Viking parts.
 
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