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borderhopper09
01-26-2004, 08:05 PM
i have a 2x3 giussepe case, but the long pouch does not hold the butt of a jump cue very well, the join is sticking out. so my question is about porper cases, i saw one on ebay that has an long pouch able to hold a jump cue very well. im considering buying it but i wanted to hear your opinion on those cases. How do they compare to giussepe? thanx in advanced

JohnBarton
01-26-2004, 08:14 PM
We can't make a comparison unless you tell us what we are comparing to.

You can purchase a strap-on case for the jump butt at www.cuevalue.com (http://www.cuevalue.com)

For a good case I always reccomend the Instroke case - www.instroke.com (http://www.instroke.com) or www.cuesight.com (http://www.cuesight.com)

I am a little biased of course, having made them for several years.

John

woody_968
01-26-2004, 08:18 PM
I would also recommend looking at instroke cases. Thats what My next purchase is going to be. I was going to get the premier, but after several people here suggested I take another look at the geo I have decided to go with that one.

ras314
01-26-2004, 08:20 PM
I haven't had a guissepe case so can't compare them.

I've been using a porper 2x4 for a year, so far no problems except sometimes it is hard to get the butts out. I carry several cue balls, jump butt, and other junk in the long pouch.

woody_968
01-26-2004, 08:25 PM
Sorry, after re-reading my post I never really answered your question. Again I havent had a giussepe but used a porper for many years. They were good cases, never really had any trouble with them. I wasnt real fond of the material they used in the top of the case though. And sometimes it can be tricky getting your cue out if its a thin but or if someone really jams it down in the case.

tateuts
01-26-2004, 09:13 PM
For those who haven't seen them, Giuseppe's are a low cost imported virtual copy of Whitten cases (but in vinyl), with openings able to accommodate cue handles in either direction.

Joe Porper cases are high quality made in the USA. The cues are held in a foam injected core that is molded to the shape of the cue. Cues fit the case in one direction only (joint side pointing down). Most of the time this fit is fine.

Porpers are lightweight, affordable cases, and I think they are excellent protection for your cue.

Chris

bluewolf
01-27-2004, 09:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote JohnBarton:</font><hr> We can't make a comparison unless you tell us what we are comparing to.

For a good case I always reccomend the Instroke case - www.instroke.com (http://www.instroke.com) or www.cuesight.com (http://www.cuesight.com)

I am a little biased of course, having made them for several years.

John <hr /></blockquote>

My hubbie has the vinyl instroke 3x5 and the strap broke. is there any way to get a replacement strap.

Laura

JPB
01-27-2004, 09:51 AM
I have both a porper 2X4 and a vinyl instroke 3X5. The porper is cheap and will protect cues IMO. I won't buy another. The instroke is way better. I have not tested my jump butt in the porper. It fits easily in the instroke pocket. The porper has gotten gunk on my shafts and won't hold a cue with a longer thicker shaft blank. In the future I will buy instrokes I think. Or step up to whittens or something. Spend just a little more and get a vinyl instroke IMO.

Iowashark
01-27-2004, 10:34 AM
I think guisseppe went a little backwards with their production. I have a 2x2 that fits a jump cue butt in the long pocket just fine. I don't use the case anymore though. My friend has a guisseppe 2x4 that doesn not fit the jump cue butt in the long pocket. If you think about it if you have a jump cue in the 2x2 you're going to have an unused butt sleeve. Maybe it's because my case is older and my friends is newer and they've changed their production style. Anyway, I agree with everyone above, I've never been impressed with Porper material and Instroke makes a very fine case. The Instroke may cost a bit more, but you won't be dissatisfied with the purchase.

JohnBarton
01-27-2004, 08:45 PM
for a new strap just go to www.instroke.com (http://www.instroke.com) and contact them.

John

JohnBarton
01-27-2004, 08:50 PM
Guiseppe cases are still made in the USA as far as I know. They are a Porper/Whitten hybrid copy in my opinion. They are built on a good premise but fall far short of being as good as they look or as good as they could be. They still do quite well in sales though so they must be holding up fairly well. For just a little more than the Guiseppe 2x4 costs you can have an Instroke 2x4 Premier which is easily 3x the case.

Just my opinion.

John