Some sticks seem stunning because of what you do with them. The truth is, that’s you, not the stick. You know what you’re doing and could take the table shooting with a chalked-up broom handle.

But lay a Character Cue on the felt while you’re racking and the shooter who’s won the last fifteen games is going to fear the next.

That’s the stick. That ain’t you.

A stick with game always speaks English.

A stick with game always has a seven-rail solution brewing.

A stick with game quivers in the bag like a sleeping wolf, dreaming of the kill.

Live or die, a game stick is a fighter.

It doesn’t quit.

It says, I like your bruises and bad mood. I’m in one too. Let’s kick ass.

Get yourself a game stick.

Get a Character Cue.

Stick #029 Spellbound



No Added Fee for Most Customizations if Purchased During the Build 




The stick is called Spellbound because the grain binds me in its spell. I arranged the butt pieces so the curved patterns offset. The grain ripples from this manufactured center outward, climbing up the stick and winding part way around, by the joint collar.

I chose some of the most heavily marred, split, spotted black cherry I could find, so the final stick will present opportunities to fill gaps with colored epoxy. I might choose black, so the color doesn’t intrude.

But if there’s an opportunity to bind the spell deeper with a sassy pop of color, I’ll likely do it.

Such as purple epoxy, while combining the butt with a purple heart shaft…

How I roll.



Arrives packed in a sporty Pool Dawg hard case with a tip shaper/chalker in the pouch.



Name: Stick 29

Product Serial Number: #0029

Length:  59 inches

Weight: 18 — 22

Tip Diameter: 12.5 mm

Shaft: Options: carbon fiber, maple, purple heart

Woods Used: (In order) Spalted and Stabilized* Black Cherry.

Cue Type: Regular Play Cue

Core: Hickory tenoned into hard maple

Finish: Gloss

Joint Type: Radius/Ball Thread 3/8″

Shaft Taper: Pro Taper 

Warranty: Lifetime



*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.