AzB Silver Member
I have known Richard since 1978 when I first had him make a cue for me and have talked to him numerous times since then from all over the world. I had him make me a second cue in 1981 when I lived in the Philippines.
I spoke with Richard about getting a shaft sometime last year.
He told me that he doesn't touch anything that is less than $5,000. His helper (for lack of a better word) does the stuff under $5000. He said the shaft would be the same as if HE made it. I'm not even sure Richard sees the stuff the other person makes.
yeah i read that to somewhere . i think in 2018 , the RB im looking at is 80ties model so im sure he made it . and his apprentice or whoever was working with him since 2014 or 15 . so i think im good, i dont buy anything i wont play with , im just not the personality of someone coming over and i say " check this out " and show some real expensive cues just sitting there.
i almost died of cancer few years ago , as for doctors im not suppose to be here now and i learned eff it !!!! got one life live it !!!! because one thing for sure none of us get out alive .
years ago kevin Varney and me met became friends i wanted him to make me special cue , did not give any info what i wanted , he made a extremely old school cue that is wrapless its zebrawood with BEM handle . i just cant play with it , never hit a ball . he had alot of problems and i know people here lost money and cues . but he did become a friend . and i was sad when he died .