Schmelke purple heart break cue review

Welder84

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So the key features are
  1. The whole cue butt and shaft are made from purple heart wood (very dense). https://www.billiardwarehouse.com/cues/schmelke/schmelke_break--all-purpleheart.htm
  2. This cue was offered with a white butt cap and joint (phenolic style) with gold rings.
  3. You can custom order a version of this cue any way you would like.
  4. This cue is was advertised adjustable 18-21 oz (mine is 19.5).
  5. The shaft comes 13.5 mm with a phenolic tip ferule combo.
  6. This cue was advertised for $169.00 (free shipping) and made it to my door in four days.
Takeaways
  • The material, fit finish and value (what you are getting for your money) is a bargain to say the least. MADE IN THE U.S.A
  • Most cues at this price point are painted mystery wood (not purple heart or bocote wood) from over seas.
  • I purchased mine from Billiard Warehouse. They answered any and all questions by email quickly. A+
Cheers!
 

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terpdad

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Other than being a good value, what do you think of it? How does it break? Can you feel/see a difference between the PH shaft & a maple shaft?
 

Welder84

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Other than being a good value, what do you think of it? How does it break? Can you feel/see a difference between the PH shaft & a maple shaft?

So the cue breaks great! I did not give that info because it's so subjective. The purple heart shaft is tapered nicely and feels high quality in my hands.
 

7stud

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So the cue breaks great! I did not give that info because it's so subjective. The purple heart shaft is tapered nicely and feels high quality in my hands.
Then your post is not a review, rather it's an advertisement for Schmelke. A book review, a movie review, any review is by nature subjective because it consists of the author's opinion of the thing under review.
 

Welder84

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Then your post is not a review, rather it's an advertisement for Schmelke. A book review, a movie review, any review is by nature subjective because it consists of the author's opinion of the thing under review.

No. I reviewed the product with an accurate description. A quality, affordable American made cue.

I have added several reviews to contribute to this forum. Some very detailed and some very short. If you have any additional questions about what I purchased just ask me.

If you would like to discount what I have written or explain to me what words mean please feel free to PM me.

Or just contribute something of value yourself.
 

Ssonerai

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Schmelke Break Cue. This break cue features the classic look of a reverse Sneaky Pete with a maple handle and points and purple heart forearm and shaft. The joint is 3/8x10 wood to wood. There is a quick release jump break conversion in the forearm that is ideal for jumping. This jump / break cue comes with an extra stiff 13.5 mm Laminated Shaft with a rock hard phenolic tip.

Tried to find pic....."reverse Sneaky Pete with a maple handle and points and purple heart forearm and shaft."

That sounds really neat.
On linked website, cue shown with above verbiage is a straight single piece of PH with joint. (no points, no maple)

Also, shaft does not appear laminated.

nothing wrong with any of above, but it is confusing.

What did you get and what does it look like?

thanks!
smt
 

Welder84

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Tried to find pic....."reverse Sneaky Pete with a maple handle and points and purple heart forearm and shaft."

That sounds really neat.
On linked website, cue shown with above verbiage is a straight single piece of PH with joint. (no points, no maple)

Also, shaft does not appear laminated.

nothing wrong with any of above, but it is confusing.

What did you get and what does it look like?

thanks!
smt

I got the all purple heart butt and shaft, with white phenolic joint and butt cap (with gold rings at the joint). Billiard warehouse will have it made as a jump/break for $40 additional if you are willing to wait.
 

Welder84

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I got the all purple heart butt and shaft, with white phenolic joint and butt cap (with gold rings at the joint). Billiard warehouse will have it made as a jump/break for $40 additional if you are willing to wait.

Email Billiard warehouse for options. They are great to work with.
 

DaveM

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I ordered a Schmelke break cue through Billiard Warehouse a few years back. I wanted to try something lighter than whatever I was using. For some reason I bought it in "Blueberry" and added the stainless joint for $20. It's 18.5 oz with a 13.5mm tip and was $119 shipped. I remember it being very solid. It looks like this but with the ss joint. I'm going to throw it in my case and see how I break with it this week.
 

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