RIP Dennis Dieckman

Hope There is a Golf Course in Heaven
It is currently Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:01 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:40 am
Posts: 58
Cornerman wrote:
Within a year, you've picked up these cues:

Tascaralla - Full splice, nothing but sharp, veneered points up and down, ebony into maple
Ginacue - Plain 4-pt, no sharps since Ernie didn't do V-splices, ebony points in to maple
Searing - 4-ptr, good history, nothing beyond "Level 3" , ebony points into maple
Barry Szambot - another plain 4-pter, ebony points into maple

Seems like a good pattern of cuemakers and related combination. Two from the Northeast, One from CA and the other from Florida.

What should be the 5th? Obviously, some kind of ebony into maple. I'll cheat and saying adding up to a 6th or 8th cuemaker are okay, but good reasoning has to be presented other than it hits a ton or you have one for sale...
Ebony into maple?

If the idea is to "go big" for cue #5, I would have to say Gus.

Otherwise, Burton Spain (but plan on picking up a Gus at some point in the future) :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:42 pm
Posts: 411
I would say Schick would be very high on my list due to rarity. Also, Tad, but I am more enamored of the early ones with the long buttcap. Those make me crazy!

Also, I would advise fewer and fancier.

_________________
Visit my website devoted to historic cues, http://www.palmercollector.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:17 am
Posts: 232
JoeyInCali wrote:
You can tell a Tad cue across the room.
How many other cue brands can you say that ?


A friend approached me once and said that he could tell from across the room that I was playing with a Gus Szamboti. It was a plain 4P4V SS jointed cue. It always drew comments in pool rooms even from people who knew nothing about cues.

Sorry for the distraction from the original topic.

If you are looking for a plain 4P ebony into maple from a cuemaker who apprenticed with a HoF cuemaker, Joel Hercek would seem to be a good choice.

Personally, if I were a collector (which I am not), my next choice regardless of theme would be Craig Petersen. I have only played with one and have examined several others. I wanted to buy them all.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:40 pm
Posts: 4803
Greg Berger wrote:
JoeyInCali wrote:
You can tell a Tad cue across the room.
How many other cue brands can you say that ?


A friend approached me once and said that he could tell from across the room that I was playing with a Gus Szamboti. It was a plain 4P4V SS jointed cue. It always drew comments in pool rooms even from people who knew nothing about cues.

Sorry for the distraction from the original topic.

If you are looking for a plain 4P ebony into maple from a cuemaker who apprenticed with a HoF cuemaker, Joel Hercek would seem to be a good choice.

Personally, if I were a collector (which I am not), my next choice regardless of theme would be Craig Petersen. I have only played with one and have examined several others. I wanted to buy them all.

Well, you can hear a Gus across the room. :mrgreen:
I remember watching a tournament at the Commerce Casino in LA back in '95.
There was loud pinging sound from one player.
Sure enough, it was from Rodney Morris shooting with a Gus.
That SS joint and aluminum A-joint stud make for a loud sound.

_________________
Happy 4th.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 4858
Based on the cues so far, I would say a Gus, Hercek, or Showman to continue the theme. If you want new takes on the traditional designs, Haley, Manzino, or James White. Or another Searing! Haha.

Scott

_________________
This space for rent


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group