Stick #20: Plain Ash Stick
Name: Stick 20
Product Serial Number: #0020
Length: 59 inches
Weight: 18 — 22
Tip Diameter: 12.5 mm
Shaft: Carbon Fiber
Woods Used: (In order) Spalted and Stabilized* Ash
Cue Type: Regular Play Cue
Core: Hickory tenoned into hard maple
Finish: CA Glue
Joint Type: Radius/Ball Thread 3/8″
Shaft Taper: Pro Taper
*The stunning grain patterns and markings you see come from the wood being spalted, which means, rotten. Rotten wood is weak and unsuitable for building pool cues. But spalted wood that has been stabilized is another matter. Stabilized wood has been dried, placed in a vacuum, impregnated with resin, and cured in an oven until the resin hardens. The resulting wood is strong and durable enough to easily provide the strength required for a cue.
The wood comes from the woods around me in western PA.