I posted this is the cue review section but got to thinking it may belong here since I'm not doing the reviewing. I now that the craftmanship is top notch but I would like some opinions of how they play. Stiff or soft hit? Forward or rear balance. Butt diameter thick or thin? Also I am an not referring to Runde era schons, I'm wondering about the ones he makes now.
Thanks in advance.
I would say that the hit is medium....not too stiff, but certainly not whippy. The shaft is generally pretty thick at the joint, and stays thick for a while, then progresses down to a "pro-ish" taper for about 12 inches. I think that the butt diameter is probably close to 1.25....it did not feel too thick, nor was it thin. Of course, the only Runde I ever ordered I asked for a Hoppe style, not knowing that that meant a thick butt end (it was certainly a club). Balance of the 20 or so Rundes that I have hit with were across the board.
I really like the way they play, but I do not care for conical, or parabolic tapers. To each, his own.
For further information, I would contact barryc on this forum. He owns/owned over 20 Rundes....