You are all missing the boat!! Ned Morris cues are the best playing cues I've (and my buddies) played with!

Bavafongoul

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People on this forum know there are two cue makers I adore.
Joel Hercek & Bob Owen…and the cues they make are superb.

The cues they produce look magnificent & produce such a sweet hit.
But I don’t go around trying to convince others they are really good.

Ned Morris could be a great cue maker. I am not familiar with his cues.
But I know this. You do not see many of his cues being displayed or sold.

So all you Ned Morris cue owners out there need to show us what you got.
I think the OP tries too hard to endorse Ned Morris cues. Let the Forum decide.

A month from now let’s see how many Morris cues are posted on this very thread.
For that matter, OP could start a poll to rate Morris as a cue maker & also post photos.

I learned long ago one man’s opinion of a cue maker is pretty worthless, except to himself.
 

tim913

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I have two cues that I play with and one that I retired years ago. I play with a Schon and a Pechauer, but bot have Predator shafts that are interchangeable 5/16 x 14.
 

ivicafranic

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I have Ned Morris cues and this is one of mines. Ebony into Tulipwood with Whale bones inlays and elk horn joint and they are indeed fantastic cues. I can't say it is the best cue I have and tried but at the same time I can't say that there are others that are better because there are a quite few cues that play equally fantastic although different. All depends what you like and what your playing preferences are. I can adjust pretty easily on stiff and mid stiff hitting cues if they are balanced greatly and if they transfer the energy on the right way.
Talking Ned Morris....he is a hell of a guy and one of those cue makers who would treat you nicely and politely and who would give you the experience which you will remember forever and if you never thought about ordering an another cue because one is enough, you probably will.
At the same time he is highly knowledgeable but extremely humble and some of designs and rings you use to see in someone else's cues are his and definitely he had lots of impact on many other makers.
He doesn't use CNC and likes doing things old way.

Hope this helps!
 

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ivicafranic

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A few more!
 

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middleofnowhere

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How about what Ned calls his "pillar" twins as the long ivory reminded him of Greek buildings. Built in 2004 and Keith Walton, on page 455 Billiard Encyclopedia, he bought them instantly in Las Vegas. Never used, everything white is Ivory. One twin has real abalone rings and inserts and the other has silver. Both shafts have the same inserts . Beautiful ivory imbedded into snake wood and that is imbedded into ebony. You've got to see this cue to understand.
I'm on page 455 nothing there. There is something about the Birkbek twins, are you referring to them?
I just went through the whole collecting section if those cues are there I sure don't see them.

I should add, the Billiard Encyclopedia's copyright is 1994 how would it have pictures of cues that were built in 2004?

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It looks like you deleted the post I responded to, why?
 
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tabi1

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I have Ned Morris cues and this is one of mines. Ebony into Tulipwood with Whale bones inlays and elk horn joint and they are indeed fantastic cues. I can't say it is the best cue I have and tried but at the same time I can't say that there are others that are better because there are a quite few cues that play equally fantastic although different. All depends what you like and what your playing preferences are. I can adjust pretty easily on stiff and mid stiff hitting cues if they are balanced greatly and if they transfer the energy on the right way.
Talking Ned Morris....he is a hell of a guy and one of those cue makers who would treat you nicely and politely and who would give you the experience which you will remember forever and if you never thought about ordering an another cue because one is enough, you probably will.
At the same time he is highly knowledgeable but extremely humble and some of designs and rings you use to see in someone else's cues are his and definitely he had lots of impact on many other makers.
He doesn't use CNC and likes doing things old way.

Hope this helps!
Well said Davor, and that cue rocks, more beautiful every time I see it. As others have said there's no 1 cue that's "the best" as everyone has different taste and what they like about one cue the next guy may hate. None the less this cue would look great in my collection,,, and my birthday is coming soon, hint, hint ;););).
 

gerryf

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this is how todays generation gets recommendations

whats surprising is billiards digest did not place high on search
It may be how sellers and influencers (?!) put information on line, but it doesn't drive many sales.

"Best " lists are commonly recognized as click-bait. They're easy to produce, and many are automated.

You can see that many of the "Best" lists are on sites that get near-zero traffic and have little content, and what content they do have is simplistic and cheap.
 

hang-the-9

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If I have a Ned Morris cue but don't play with it, did I miss the boat? Or was I on the boat and disembarked.

Hm, I actually remembered that word, disembarked. How come no-one disembarks from a car?
 

justnum

Principal Investigator of Magic Trick Shots
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It may be how sellers and influencers (?!) put information on line, but it doesn't drive many sales.

"Best " lists are commonly recognized as click-bait. They're easy to produce, and many are automated.

You can see that many of the "Best" lists are on sites that get near-zero traffic and have little content, and what content they do have is simplistic and cheap.

I agree fighting counterfeiters is a major industry. however fighting back is not easy
 
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