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09-10-2002, 11:06 AM
What is the best cue out there in the 150.00 to 200.00 range?
09-10-2002, 11:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: MinnesotaSlim:</font><hr> What is the best cue out there in the 150.00 to 200.00 range? <hr></blockquote>
What does "best" mean to you?
09-10-2002, 11:19 AM
To me "Best" means. Highest quality, a good medium hit. Somewhat pleasing to the eye
Check out Mali, I like the hit for low $$$$$$. Also check out Viking and McD's.
09-10-2002, 11:30 AM
Lucasi, Huebler, McDermott, Viking...Here's a link to try ...they have a forum to discuss various cues...good luck... www.seyberts.com (http://www.seyberts.com)
09-10-2002, 12:11 PM
This one's a little over your budget but I recommend it highly.:-)
A Ted Harris Sneaky Pete! (I'm working for ya, Teddy The 'D'!)
Man, if there is a collector out there that pays his asking price ... I don't know what to say ... "got crack?" I guess that is the thing about collectables - they are worth whatever a collector is willing to pay.
Joey, amazing is all I can say. It is nearly a plain Jane. A good friend of mine who hasn't played in years had Gus make him a cue in 72 or 73. It really is a beautiful cue and he has the original box and letter and picture from Gus. It come with a fellini case that is still excellent. He had to quit playing due to the wife and keep peace in the family.
09-10-2002, 07:21 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Rod:</font><hr> Joey, amazing is all I can say. It is nearly a plain Jane. A good friend of mine who hasn't played in years had Gus make him a cue in 72 or 73. It really is a beautiful cue and he has the original box and letter and picture from Gus. It come with a fellini case that is still excellent. He had to quit playing due to the wife and keep peace in the family. <hr></blockquote>
Jeesh, I feel for the guy. That's like having a customize .45 and can't shoot it. Yipes.
Kim Davenport plays with a beautiful Gus S. with a very old fine shaft. He claims he bought it for $270 back in the 70's.
My friend payed $300, as time went by he wanted to get it a little sooner. He sent Gus an extra $50 for that reason. Gus not only sent it quicker but made a window in a window to frame the 4 ivory diamonds below the wrap. He also has two very fine shafts. I wish I had ordered a couple of his cues at the time, but then we all do I imagine.
09-10-2002, 09:44 PM
I recently purchased a Lucasi in that price range. It's a plain jane, but it is practically flawless. It hits much better than a McD, IMO. I would highly recommend it.
Pardon me for being blunt, but asking which cue to buy is a lot like asking for opinions on what to eat for dinner--no one can possibly tell you!
Do yourself a favor and find a good patient dealer with a nice selection of cues and a table where you can try them. Try everything you can get your hands on and buy what feels best to you.
BTW, some billiard rooms rent better quality cues. This is another way to play an assortment of cues to find what you like.
IMHO, buying a cue online is OK if you know exactly what you want and know exactly what you will get, but when you are shopping for a cue, you just can't beat the the hands-on approach and the support of your local dealer.
Do you live in Southern Ca???
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