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 #010 "Hot and Bothered"



This is a tung oil stick, so I’ll need to add oil over several weeks to get the shine right. Figure second week of November for a ship date.

I’m using this stick as a demo. When purchased it will come with a new shaft and will arrive in new condition, but I’ll have potted some balls with it.





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



Name: Stick 10, “Hot and Bothered”

Product Serial Number: #0010

Length:  59 1/2 inches

Weight: 16.9 – 19.9 ounce

Tip Diameter: 12.5 mm

Shaft: Carbon Fiber, Maple, or Purple Heart

Woods Used: (In order) Spalted and Stabilized* Maple, maple dyed pink, sandwiched between narrow black cherry rings.

Cue Type: Regular Play Cue

Core: Hickory tenoned into hard maple

Finish: Tung Oil 

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.