View Full Version : Chudy/Capone-Thanks!

08-28-2003, 11:27 AM
I really appreciate the input and opinions I received on my recent post. After spending two hours with Richard Chudy and hitting with a few of his cues, I placed an order for a six-point ebony/purple heart cue. Believe it or not, I was also so impressed with Mike Capone's information and service over the phone that I placed an order for one of his cues as well. (It's only money :-)) Although I never hit with one, I trust the many opinions of other players that I received here and he told me that if I didn't like it, he would refund my money. That's what I call a guarantee. I will receive both of them sometime near the end of October. Severe cue anticipation now sets in. Is this an addiction?

Thanks to all Again

Cueless Joey
08-28-2003, 11:40 AM
I am envious.
Both cuemakers are great.

08-28-2003, 11:47 AM
That is great..my friends Chudy plys super well. I also nave never hit with a Capone. Still waiting on my custom, I'll give him a call later today. I modeled my cue sort of after the cocobolo/curly maple cue on his home page.

www.rc3cues.com (http://www.rc3cues.com)

08-28-2003, 11:54 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote daviddjmp:</font><hr> Severe cue anticipation now sets in. Is this an addiction?

Thanks to all Again <hr /></blockquote>

Yes it is,...I have it too. I have a Blackheart in the works, but it has taken awhile and after hitting with Scott's Samsara I would like this cue:

I would also like a Lambros, but Mike did not seem interested in making the one of my liking. I am itching to try an Omen:

This one I really like,..happens to be a Capone:

I called Josey about this one:


This Robinson is beautiful, but I do not like the joint:


I have been looking at this Joss for over a year:


Ok, Ok, I will stop,...there is a similiar characteristic to all of them,....can you tell?


08-28-2003, 12:17 PM

Good to know that I am not alone with this affliction! It is interesting how a cuemaker/artist has very specific boundaries about what they will make and what they won't, i.e. your experience with Mike Lambros. Richard Chudy had similar tendencies, but I was able to come up with a material combination and design that we both agreed would come out beautifully.

08-28-2003, 12:29 PM
You've made excellent choices! I have 3 Capone Cues and I love them all. Rick Chudy is a stand-up guy. I have a lot of respect for him and his work. Good going! I'd have a serious case of anticipationitis, too!


08-28-2003, 12:34 PM
Yeah that Capone looks like a Cognoscenti that my friend has. Plays great. I also love the swirled wood look, mine is going to be Cocobolo as well.

Jimmy B
08-28-2003, 12:34 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote daviddjmp:</font><hr> I will receive both of them sometime near the end of October. Severe cue anticipation now sets in. Is this an addiction?

Thanks to all Again <hr /></blockquote>

I think you made 2 good choices, but I'm betting you'll be smelling turkey before you get at least one of the cues. JB

08-28-2003, 09:29 PM

You'll like this one too


Deniel &lt;- also a plain jane cocobolo cue fan

08-28-2003, 11:55 PM
Just a note: I bought a Richard Chudy 2 years ago and I broke and ran 6 racks of nine... I know it could be done with any cue... But I have played my best with one... I have @13 Pete Ohman (OMEN) cues, I like them better than a Southwest for hit... My collections is near 200 now ... They are all good....


08-29-2003, 09:10 AM
Wow, that is great! I hope the same happens to me. I will be dreaming of my first 100 ball run in straight pool-