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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:31 pm 
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Brand, description and specs.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:10 am 
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Most of my playing time is on my home table along with weekly league matches in the local pool hall. To avoid potential damage due to the crowded environment, I won’t use my favorite playing cues on league nights. While their specs are nearly identical and I am very happy playing with the league player, I still prefer playing with the Showman/Szamboti combination.

League player
Butt: Joss Merry Widow (1985) 29”, SS 5/16-14 joint, linen wrap, 15.05 oz
Shaft 1: matching Joss 29”, 4.10 oz, 13.1 mm, ivory ferrule, Instroke Hard tip
Shaft 2: Showman (late 90’s), 29.5”, 4.15 oz, 13.1 mm, ivory ferrule, Zan Grip Hard tip

Home player
Butt: Showman 4P5V (2000), 29”, SS 5/16-14 joint, linen wrap, 14.95 oz
Shaft: Barry Szamboti (2006), 29.8”, 4.25 oz, ivory ferrule, G2 Hard tip


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:29 pm 
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Phillippi Box Cue

Leather Wrap with Lizard Embossing
Weight 18.46 with main shaft on it.
5/16 14 Joint

Shafts closest to cue to fartherest 1-4

1: Main playing shaft. 12.7mm Precision Tip (medium). Fiber pad. No Ferrule.
2: Previous playing shaft, now backup. 12.4mm. Sniper Tip (medium hard). Fiber Pad. No Ferrule.
3: Revo shaft. 12.9mm. Precision Tip (medium). Converted from Uniloc to now accept 5/16 14 and Uniloc.
4: Un-hit spare shaft. 13.mm Triangle Tip. Fiber pad. No Ferrule.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:28 am 
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Joey cue, needs a refinish on the butt since I've dinged it up. Only have the one cue right now, but have 3 in the works I'm buying. A bluegrass, sugartree, and a josey. Once I have one or two of those I'll send the Joey out for a refinish.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:58 pm 
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The one on the left.
Both are Mike Webb
Bocote into maple
5/16 x 14 SS joint
Linen wrap
Butt weight approx. 15.7oz
Shaft - Universal Smart Shaft 12.4mm 4oz


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:25 pm 
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On the rare occasion I get a chance to play, I keep going back to the Barry Szamboti on the right. Old school fat butt and heavy shafts.

Scott


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:16 am 
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Hey Joeyhow you going to start the thread and not show us your cue??

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:39 pm 
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I’m not fancy like ScootR with all his Szamboti’s, my cue is a very simple SW that I picked up in 1992. When I got this cue it didn’t have one drop of finish on it, it was so dirty you couldn’t even see it was Purple Heart , but I knew. I wish I took some before pics but I don’t believe I did. After a refinish it was like the ugly duckling turning into the swan. But the fact is this cue just feels better in my hands than any other cue I’ve ever hit with. I would not sell this cue for any price, and I mean that unlike the many boobs who make that claim only to sell the cue 2 months later.

There was a time when I would have to quit pool if I didn’t have this cue, I have since fallen in love with 2 other cues that I can use in a pinch (Barenbrugge, and a Searing) which doesn’t change this cues position other then now for $1,000,000 I might let it go. Thus making it the most valuable in my collection. She ain’t pretty but she just feels right.

Jim <——- loyal if nothing else

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Hey Joeyhow you going to start the thread and not show us your cue??

Quit whining.
I play with my own rejects.
Shafts with worm holes even.
15.4 oz butt.
12.75MM shaft or whatever I like for the day.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:34 pm 
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Glad to see the Showman still gets used regularly. It would be sitting in my closet in a cue case if I still owned it, though I do miss it in my "collection".

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Home player
Butt: Showman 4P5V (2000), 29”, SS 5/16-14 joint, linen wrap, 14.95 oz
Shaft: Barry Szamboti (2006), 29.8”, 4.25 oz, ivory ferrule, G2 Hard tip

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:42 pm 
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I shoot with a ebony Mike Webb butt with a leather wrap. Some simple rings and about an inch of maple at the end of the butt sleeve. The whole thing is cored with maple. Radial pin.
On it I have a carbon fiber shaft from GO Custom in the Netherlands. It is 30 inches long has a 12.75 mm tip with a 15" pro taper and weighs 3.95 oz. It is very low deflection and has a Kamui Black Soft "clear" tip.
The butt and shaft combined is about 19.6 oz or so.

https://www.go-customs.com/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:20 pm 
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Glad to hear you’re still playing Steve, how’s life going?

Jim<——-wasn’t sure how much table time grandpa s get

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:51 am 
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Catscradle wrote:
Glad to see the Showman still gets used regularly. It would be sitting in my closet in a cue case if I still owned it, though I do miss it in my "collection".


It’s been 5 years and I still feel fortunate that the stars came together for me to acquire this cue. You had the available cue and Chris (CMD) let me buy it even though he saw it first. The cue was pictured on the cover of American Cueist magazine (Jan. ‘02) and was described as having been made for Marylane. John told me it was his playing cue for about 3 years. I miss my old Gus. But this cue plays so well that my loss is only sentimental. In contrast to the Gus, this cue is sufficiently stealthy that I can take it into a pool hall and play with it. Even after this much time, I continue to grow more attached to it.


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