Satin SW Story

Fatboy

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
This is a repost of a good post I made in the for sale forum:


I was at SW when Jerry was just wrapping up the first batch of satins, it was just a idea he had to make use of some maple he didn’t want to cut points into and some shaft wood that was good but not up to spec for his regular cues. To be clear they were not made of 2nd’s or bad wood by any standard. Was just a side idea and a lower barrier to entry to sell a few cues that weren’t custom.

The first batch was just completed within a couple days of me popping into the shop. I asked if I could buy one. “Sure” Jerry replied. Yay! I was happy he said take your pick. Of course I was going to get the juiciest BEM in the batch-there were 12-15 iirc. Not more than 15 could have been 12. Not sure the exact number but I’m close. The first 2 I picked he said we’re accounted for. So my 3rd choice was mine. I stayed a hour or 2 hanging out as usual.

I went to the pool room that night all happy with my new SW-when I woke up that day I had no idea o was going to get a new SW. Any day you get a new SW is a great day!!!

It was beautiful, it played great. Everyone that night kept asking me about it as there are loads of SW’s in Vegas (go figure) and this one was different. Finally I realized I had something special.

Back then I was buying and selling lots of cues on the rail in pool rooms all over Vegas/LA/Phoenix. I had a personal collection too but for what ever reason I decided to sell it that night. I had never flipped a SW before. I owned a couple but never in & out real fast.

I didn’t know if satins were gonna be a thing or not-Jerry didn’t know. I asked him. He said “See how it goes, maybe I’ll do a batch again someday”. Jerry was a great person and cared about his cues, not just a money grab. He really cared and didn’t want satins to dilute the SW reputation. We talked at length about this.

I was on the super short stack in life at the time, so cue $ was easy money. So I sold my satin from batch #1 the 3rd pick to someone.

what did I pay?

$150


Best,
Fatboy(still has satins I’ll never sell from later batches)
 

HawaiianEye

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
This is a repost of a good post I made in the for sale forum:


I was at SW when Jerry was just wrapping up the first batch of satins, it was just a idea he had to make use of some maple he didn’t want to cut points into and some shaft wood that was good but not up to spec for his regular cues. To be clear they were not made of 2nd’s or bad wood by any standard. Was just a side idea and a lower barrier to entry to sell a few cues that weren’t custom.

The first batch was just completed within a couple days of me popping into the shop. I asked if I could buy one. “Sure” Jerry replied. Yay! I was happy he said take your pick. Of course I was going to get the juiciest BEM in the batch-there were 12-15 iirc. Not more than 15 could have been 12. Not sure the exact number but I’m close. The first 2 I picked he said we’re accounted for. So my 3rd choice was mine. I stayed a hour or 2 hanging out as usual.

I went to the pool room that night all happy with my new SW-when I woke up that day I had no idea o was going to get a new SW. Any day you get a new SW is a great day!!!

It was beautiful, it played great. Everyone that night kept asking me about it as there are loads of SW’s in Vegas (go figure) and this one was different. Finally I realized I had something special.

Back then I was buying and selling lots of cues on the rail in pool rooms all over Vegas/LA/Phoenix. I had a personal collection too but for what ever reason I decided to sell it that night. I had never flipped a SW before. I owned a couple but never in & out real fast.

I didn’t know if satins were gonna be a thing or not-Jerry didn’t know. I asked him. He said “See how it goes, maybe I’ll do a batch again someday”. Jerry was a great person and cared about his cues, not just a money grab. He really cared and didn’t want satins to dilute the SW reputation. We talked at length about this.

I was on the super short stack in life at the time, so cue $ was easy money. So I sold my satin from batch #1 the 3rd pick to someone.

what did I pay?

$150


Best,
Fatboy(still has satins I’ll never sell from later batches)

You don’t have to sell me one.

Christmas presents are fine, though.

:)
 

Fatboy

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Pictures would tell story.👍
Oddly enough I never take pics of what I own. Never have, cues, cars, watches, girls j/k.

I have them in the vault, I can see them anytime. I’m not into posting pics of my stuff online-I don’t use FB or instagram.

the few cue pics of my cues on here are pics other people have taken.

I have nothing to prove, they are there and we all know what a satin SW looks like.

wish I’d have kept the one from the first batch, a Jerry satin first batch 3rd pic was a strong cue. But I sold it the day I bought it🤯

Best
Fatboy
 

HawaiianEye

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Oddly enough I never take pics of what I own. Never have, cues, cars, watches, girls j/k.

I have them in the vault, I can see them anytime. I’m not into posting pics of my stuff online-I don’t use FB or instagram.

the few cue pics of my cues on here are pics other people have taken.

I have nothing to prove, they are there and we all know what a satin SW looks like.

wish I’d have kept the one from the first batch, a Jerry satin first batch 3rd pic was a strong cue. But I sold it the day I bought it🤯

Best
Fatboy

Come to Hawaii and hit a Jackpot and you will forget about that old SW. :)
 

jazznpool

Superior Cues--Unchalked!
Gold Member
Silver Member
I bought my first SW from Jerry in very early 1983. I ordered and waited a few months. Pretty sure it was a merry widow and I believe I paid around $225 with 2 shafts. The cue craftmanship was impressive, so I wrote a letter to Jerry asking to be a dealer. Lol. Laurie returned a copy of that letter to me about 10 years ago! Anyway, the cue was just too stiff for me. I was playing with a Tim Scruggs cue at that time. I sold the cue a day or two later at College Billiards in San Diego for about what I had paid.
 
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