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V-Crush Review. ~ Dakotah Schmidtknecht

Viking Cue Company started in the early sixties. As they grew in popularity, they moved to a new facility in Madison, Wisconsin. At this location, the company was really able to take roots and start making high quality cues. In the early 2000’s the company had to shut down for economic reasons. In 2011, a

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J. Pechauer Breaking Cue. ~Bradley Thuringer {Review}

There seems to be a great debate in pool today with regard to the use of specialty cues for specialty shots. There are those amongst us who may not see a need to carry a separate stick for a jump or a break shot. The argument might be that Earl Strickland does not advocate the

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The Viking eXactShot Cue. ~ Garret Troop {Product Review}

I was pleased to receive the cue from Viking eXactShot XRZR two days earlier than they said I would get it. The unveiling of the cue was a task as it was very well protected. They also put many other little goodies into the box—it was nice to see a company offer more than what

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The Scott Erwin Breaking Cue. ~ Garret Troop {Review}

I opened the box to behold an amazingly finished breaking cue. It comes with a Purple heart 29″ shaft. I find that the Purple heart shaft has a stiffer hit and feel as compared to a maple shaft. This cue’s weight balance is more forward and in my opinion allows you to have a balance point in

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Ebony Custom Made Cue by Shawn Gainey. ~ Garret Troop

Every custom cue maker has a certain feel for the industry and the way they want their cues to look and feel in the hands of the customers. When I first met Shawn Gainey, we began our relationship on the foundation of what we both liked in cues for looks and the way they feel.

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The OB2 Shaft Review. ~ Garret Troop

There are so many shafts on the market that are all amazing. I have had the pleasure of shooting with the OB-2 for the last couple of months and have to say, this is a shaft for a player. The feel it gives you when shooting is really one that you can trust, especially for those dead

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The New Pechauer Shaft Pro. ~ Ocifer Pete {Product Review}

As a longtime Viking fan ( all of about 12 years ) with a standard or maple shaft, I recently purchased a custom Pechauer JP17L cue. At first glance I was in awe of the beautiful inlay work and colors used. Hesitantly, I bought a Pechauer Pro cue with a low deflection shaft. Once I started

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