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 #030 Bad Mood Risin



No Added Fee for Most Customizations if Purchased During the Build 




Note that this stick is a little shorter than most, and will come in at 57 inches or so, total. 58 is most common.

When I saw the natural black lines occurring in the most spalted sections of the ash, I knew I wanted a lot more ash. None of the other spalt markings are as bold, jagged, radical. The strike end of the stick is edgy as hell, like a buddy of mine who always seems to be ready when the fight finds him.

The fight always finds him.

The other end of the stick is pale. All of the wood is spalted/stabilized, but I arranged the pieces to show a gradually darkening mood. I think it’s going to be a stunner.



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



Name: Stick 30

Product Serial Number: #0030

Length:  57 inches

Weight: 18 — 20

Tip Diameter: 12.5 mm

Shaft: Options: carbon fiber, maple, purple heart

Woods Used: (In order) Spalted and Stabilized* Beech, 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.