I've only gotten two responses to this post.
Shirley you lurkers & posters can do better than that... IMO (Sven,
HOW many people read this group??)
??? ? This question is mainly for cuemakers or ebony cue
owners,but of course anyone with an opinion may jump right in.....
???? ? The captain of my Monday night pool league team has
bought a new custom made cue (made for him) that is made from ebony with
pink ivory floating points. The forearm,***sleeve and ***cap are all
ebony. (This is NOT 'my' cue or an Arnot Cue)
??? ? When my friend shoots with his beautiful new cue,it
shoots,feels and 'sounds' perfect, however when he holds it close to the
bottom of the wrap and taps his cue against the heel of his other hand
his cue makes a 'sound' similar to a split,cracked or loose piece of
wood (kind of a 'reverberation). At least that's the way that it sounds
to us and a few others that he has shown his cue to. I've experienced
this sound when using cues from the rack in bars.You pick the best
looking of the bunch and if you tap it against your other hand you can
detect this sound. I think it's from people that chalk up and then hit
the cue on the side of the table to knock excess chalk off. Huh?
Some of us do the same with baseball bats (hold them at the big end and
tap the bottom on the ground or our palm to detect a 'split' sound).
??? ? The cuemaker says that using the *** wood 'ebony' is
the cause for this. That unlike other *** woods,this phenomena is
inherent in 'some' ebony butts. This 'sound', which sounded as if it
were coming from just above the wrap is now also noticeable in the ***
cap. The cuemaker said that since it doesn't make this sound while
shooting or playing with the cue that that there is no actual problem
with the cue and nothing to 'be fixed'. The cuemaker (who knows that I
am posting this message) said that he would of course stand behind his
work and fix any problem that arises,but cannot find a/the problem with
this cue.He said that a few of the many ebony cues that he has made have
experienced this sound if hit hard from the side with your hand.
??? ? This cuemaker either is friends with or worked with (I
forget which) Rico,Wayne Gunn and Rocky Tillis among others and makes a
great looking cue.
??? ? Have any of you ever experienced this problem? How did you
fix it? Is it no big deal?
Does it happen with ebony more than any other wood?
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