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.
$699.00 – $999.00
Shippable within several weeks of purchase.
Most of the shaping has occurred. Another couple passes and Stick #9 will be ready to get a joint pin, be sized for a weight bolt if necessary and the rubber bumper. After that, the finish. Along with building the shaft and all that entails. The earlier the stick is purchased, the more customizations that can occur, including adding color to the wood, such as I did with Tiger Green, Psycho Red, and Carribean Stick.
Unless a customization adds a ton of work or cost, I’ll incorporate your preferences at no added cost.
Arrives packed in a sporty Pool Dawg hard case with a tip shaper/chalker in the pouch.
Name: Stick 9
Product Serial Number: #0009
Length: 59 inches
Weight: 18.1 ounce
Tip Diameter: 12.5 mm
Shaft: Carbon Fiber
Woods Used: (In order) Spalted and Stabilized* Beech, ash, beech.
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.