I've been looking for some crazy, fun-loving pool addicts on-line for awhile now. Somehow I've stumbled on where you've all been.
Your posts are great. They've given me some great laughs and made me think too. This is a great site!
I love 8 ball. It's a challenging strategy game.
My ideal cue would be "the Hustler"; a custom 19 oz my friend bought in Vegas for $750. The butt end is slightly smaller in diameter than a sneaky pete. It's beautifully balanced and has African woods with inlay. The shaft is pro-tapered with a 12 mm tip. It feels like a prom queen and it plays like you'll never touch another cue stick.
Anyway. I'm happy to find a place where pool obsession is common; and I hope to enjoy your company.
--Ted from Phoenix (P.S.--When will I no longer be a stranger?)