View Full Version : How About Dale Perry cues?

02-20-2003, 06:04 PM
I am real close to having Dale Perry make me a custom cue and was wanting to get some opinions on his cues. I hear that he is a great person to do business with but and really love the look of his cues. I have only seen them on the net. I would like to hear some opinions on how they hit and how the workmanship is on them. I currently shoot with a Joss and was wandering if they hit somewhat similar to a Joss or maybe some other production cue. I am looking forward to hearing from everybodys experiences with Dale Perry Cues. Thanks, Kevin

Cueless Joey
02-20-2003, 06:06 PM
I tried a friend's DP. Too thin for my liking. Deflection was too much for my liking as well.
The quality of workmanship is good but I just don't like cues thinner than a Schon.

02-20-2003, 06:23 PM
I see Joey. Are you saying that have a sort of Meucci taper to them? Meucci alwasys seems to have a very slim feel to them to me. Kevin

02-20-2003, 07:16 PM
I have about 20 cues, collectibles , production, and custom. My playing cue is a beautiful Dale Perry I bought on E-Bay. It's a maple burl and ebony six pointer. The workmanship is absolutely flawless and it plays great. I especially like the burl cues he makes. In my opinion, the Dale Perry plays and feels very similar to a Schon because they have similar dimensions and a stainless joint. The DP I have is slightly more forward weighted than my Schons or what I remember a Joss to feel like. For that reason , I would suggest going a little toward the heavier side on the cue, maybe 1/2 ounce more than you're used to. I also called Dale and ordered an extra shaft, custom made longer (30") and thinner (12.75mm). The shaft was in my hands in a couple of days. That's gotta be a record! Dale sells about 3 cues a week on E-Bay. I looked at his sticks for two or three months before I bid on mine. When I saw the one I wanted, I didn't screw around. I bid and rode that bid to the bitter end and got it. No matter what you pay, at E-Bay prices his sticks are a real bargain. They come with 2 shafts (the width you want at 13mm or less) and weighted to your liking. I had mine in hand two days after I paid. One suggestion, let the stick stand outside of a case for a few weeks after you get it - he sells tham as fast as he makes them and the clearcoat will smell up your case pretty bad like high octane until it cures.

02-21-2003, 11:09 AM
My dad got an ebony no wrap cue from Dale, and it is very nice. The workmanship is excellent. So I contacted Dale to custom build me a cue to my design and he said he could have it to me in 3 weeks...WOW! My Jacoby took 4 months to get here. I think they are great looking cues, but I've never played with my dad's cue, so I can't comment on the playability of his sticks.

02-21-2003, 11:17 AM
That is exactly what I am wanting is a cue of Dale Perry's without a wrap. I do not particularly like a wrap on a cue. I like for the wrap area to be of a real nice figured wood. Kevin