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 Post subject: 1980 Richard Black
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 3:48 pm 
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After graduating from college in OK, I moved to Kansas City for my first job. There I met Paul Gerni, who was a pretty well known trick shot artist. Back then they were not usually known as artistic billiards practitioners. :roll: Paul had a kick-ass Black with ivory points. I couldn't afford that, but got Richard to modify a few of his designs (see Shannin, Mando and Black Knight below) and came up with this. It has 5 veneers, which I don't think Richard did too often back then, with rosewood points and sleeve.

One of the original shafts was made for billiards. I was trying to learn that game from Don Brink at Raytown Recreation while I lived in KC. JW Petree made a third shaft and joint caps for it a few years ago. Richard refinished the cue about 5 years ago and re-signed it.

Side story..... it has a piloted ivory joint and I broke (as hard as I could) and played with it for about 6 years with absolutely no issues. Who says ivory joints are fragile? Heheheheh

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Richard Black
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 3:59 pm 
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Here are some pics of my cue with another Black that I bought on the secondary market and susbsequently sold. That sale is a story for another day/thread.

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