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Gaijin Custom Cues ~ Patrick Sampey

I just sat down with the guys of Gaijin Custom Cues, and they want to make a cue to suit you. Robby, Marshall, and Josh are just typical southern guys with a love of the game of pool and non-traditional design. They have a simple philosophy, each of us has a natural stroke and the

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Scott Erwin’s Butt ~Bradley C. Thuringer

It seems like often the best things in my life come to me unexpectedly. When I was in college the local music shop had a bass guitar that I loved.  I would go and visit it and sit to play it several times a week for months.   While saving up my money to take it home.

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Travel Mate Cue Holder ~ Steve Sherman

The Travel Mate is one of the most innovative billiards accessories to hit the market in recent memory.  I first saw the concept of the Travel Mate at Super Billiards Expo in 2016.  I waited on line for ten minutes just to sign up to be on the mailer.  Ever since then I have been

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Greg Knight, An Interview with the McDermott CEO ~ Anthony Beeler

 When was McDermott Cue founded?  Talk to us about the history of your company… Jim McDermott founded McDermott in 1975. Jim had been repairing cues for a number of years, and he had been observing the mistakes that he saw others in the industry making. He decided that he could do it better, so that’s

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Interview with Steve Lomax ~ Brian Pauley

Cue making is an art form.  Where some artists may use traditional mediums such as clay or canvas, the artists in the pool world use wood and other materials to produce their art.  Their art are the custom cues that many people buy every year. Some of these individually crafted works of art stay inside

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Longasy Tip Review ~ Garret Troop

The Longasy Break DOWN. I have had the distinctive privilege of testing the Longasy brand out. They are a new company based out of Taiwan and making a name for themselves here in the states.  They currently produce four tips, one tip pad and a few patches. The cool thing is that every one of

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McDermott I-Pro Shaft Review ~ Dustin Crowe

I have had the chance to play with McDermott’s I-pro shaft over the past couple of months. Yes, this was planned to be a late review. It’s been on the market now, for some time. When CEO Garret Troop approached me to do a review of the shaft it was an easy decision. With all

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My Cues — The Unabridged Description Of The Wood I Love, The Weapon Of Choice Of The Jedi Pool Player, the Samurai Sword Of The Green Felt, The Cue Stick ~ Patrick Sampey

The tournament didn’t have many players, but the 17 or so that did come out to Starcade Billiards last night for the weekly Thursday night 9 ball tournament came to play. I held my own and finished a respectable 4th or 5th — something like that, but I played well, except for one match on

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Taom Chalk Review ~ Garret Troop

Ok ladies and gentlemen; Let’s talk chalk. We all need it and there is a ton on the market.  Some like one and other like that one brand. I have had the wonderful opportunity to test many of them.  There are two names in the industry that stick out more so than any, Kamui and

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The Jacoby Break Cue Series ~ Garret Troop

Jacoby has a breaking cue that will fit your needs.  The currently offer three different variations on the break cue. The Heavy Hitter The edge break cue The Feather weight The Heavy hitter is designed for people that have a slower breaking stroke.  The cue has a consistent taper on the butt and fits well

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