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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:11 am 
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Just kidding. One more day before it gets delivered ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:24 am 
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Hierovision wrote:
Just kidding. One more day before it gets delivered ;)



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:40 am 
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Hierovision wrote:
Just kidding. One more day before it gets delivered ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:00 am 
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Complete 180 from my last custom cue order attempt lol. I couldn't be happier... and it's cored with PH ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:02 am 
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Seriously excited... and thanks to Ryan for suffering through the ringwork lol :D

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Very nice cue Zack. The wood combo looks great. The ringwork is very unique. I'd love to know about the ferrule-less shafts.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I believe the primary purpose of the ferrule is to protect the shaft, but the fiber pad does that well enough with modern adhesives (so far anyway). I've been playing with a ferrule-less shaft for a while now on my OB-108 with a pressed triangle, and I have had no issues so far. It lowers deflection and, in my opinion, enhances the feedback compared to a regular shaft with a normal LBM or similar ferrule.

I'll let you know how it plays tomorrow after a few hours at Antique.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Joint ringwork lined up with the one of the shafts... really stoked about that for some reason lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:46 am 
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Sweet cue.
You or Ryan come up with the ring work?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:10 am 
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Very nice, WINNER!!!!
Nice job with those rings


Jim <---Likes the core

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:56 am 
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Sweet cue!! Great job, Ryan!

Scott <<== needs to get another Rat cue

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:26 am 
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06Busa wrote:
Sweet cue.
You or Ryan come up with the ring work?


I sent a simple -=-=-=-=- style suggestion and he came up with two types of ring designs for me to pick from, one of which was similar but way more awesome and clearly Rat-style :)

He also added the segmented handle, so he's clearly a masochist when it comes to tiny ringwork lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:56 am 
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The ring work was pain in the ass. It give me a renewed respect for what Dave B does in his cues. They are not perfect in every spot, but they are as close as I could get, at this point. The toughest parts of working with these rings were, first, cutting them without them breaking apart. Second was trying to line them up without breaking them. I had lots of failures. It was frustrating but yet I accept challenges.

I'm just glad Zack is happy with it. Now, I want to know how he thinks it plays. I picked out some old dark shafts that were matched to each other. I know he likes that dirty maple...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:24 am 
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I spent about 4 hours with it yesterday, and the KBH got progressively "softer" (lol) as the chalk built up in the grooves. It's not too hard at all, it's perfect. I'm going to keep the emerald for straight pool or whenever I need to lay off the english lol. I definitely like it too, I just don't get the effortless spin that I get with the Kamui.

The cue looks even better in pool hall lighting... the grain on the mesquite really comes out. I was afraid it would be a little plain, but it definitely isn't.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:27 pm 
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It was an eye catcher here. Even though the mesquite isn't all that grainy, it compliments the handle well. It would get too busy if both the handle and forearm were highly figured.

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