Comments on Viking Cues

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by John Kief » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00


        I am currently considering buying a new cue.  I am leaning towards a
Viking "Q14" as my choice.  Does anyone have any suggestions or
comments on this particular cue or Viking cues in general.

Many thanks in advance;

John Kiefer

 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by Adamsbe » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00

"  I am currently considering buying a new cue.  I am leaning towards
a
"Viking "Q14" as my choice.  Does anyone have any suggestions or
"comments on this particular cue or Viking cues in general.
"
"Many thanks in advance;

I have a Viking Q24 and have for about 8 months.  In three words - I love
it!
The quality of the different wooded inlays is as good as I have seen on
any cue.  I like the feel, the hit, and the compliments I get from other
players.  It seems that everybody in my league has Muecci's and only a few
of us have anything else.  If everyone has a muecci, I want something
else!  I have not been impressed with the quality of muecci inlays - it
seems that you can feel the transitions in materials by rubbing your
finger over the inlay.  Not so on a Viking or many other makes.  I highly
recommend an American made cue - especially Viking!!.

my $0.03  (Ron Sheppard has a lock on $0.02)

Tim Adams

 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by ranth.. » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00

A friend of mine has a Viking.  It's his alternate to his McDermott
Duck.  Whenever he gets into a slump with one, he starts shooting with
the other.  Which is to say, he thinks the feels is similar to a
McDermott.  

(Which is probably why I don't like it, but . . . to each their own.)

Rob A.

 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by Henry K. Mille » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>    I am currently considering buying a new cue.  I am leaning towards a
> Viking "Q14" as my choice.  Does anyone have any suggestions or
> comments on this particular cue or Viking cues in general.

> Many thanks in advance;

> John Kiefer


John,

The Viking Q14 has a retail price somewhere in the vicinity of $375 and,
discounted, sells for around $275-$300. At this price you're coming pretty
close to a simple cue from a custom maker. I know of several who can make a
cue for $395-$450. Bear in mind, these are nationally known cuemakers with
fine reputations. There are, no doubt, dozens of other lesser known, but
still highly competent cuemakers who could make you a cue for even less
money than listed above (Jim Waugh and Sherm Adamson, both of whom
regularly post to this group, come to mind). In my opinion, any of these
alternatives would be preferable to the Viking.

By the way, I do not sell these cues, so I have no financial interest here.
As many of you know, my cues start at around $1000 and go up (way up!) from
there.

Good luck--I hope you're happy with whatever cue you purchase.

Hank
======================
Henry K. Miller
Chesapeake Cues, Ltd.
International Brokers of Fine Cues
(410) 581-7341
Fax: (410) 363-6362
http://www.cuemaster.com/gallery/showcase.htm
http://www.wwcollectibles.com/rare/cue/index.html

 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by John Walk » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>>        I am currently considering buying a new cue.  I am leaning towards a
>> Viking "Q14" as my choice.  Does anyone have any suggestions or
>> comments on this particular cue or Viking cues in general.

>> Many thanks in advance;

>> John Kiefer

>John,
>The Viking Q14 has a retail price somewhere in the vicinity of $375 and,
>discounted, sells for around $275-$300. At this price you're coming pretty
>close to a simple cue from a custom maker. I know of several who can make a
>cue for $395-$450. Bear in mind, these are nationally known cuemakers with

Yeah, Sherm sold me a custom cue for $295 and it's a great cue.  Since extra
shafts are only about $65, getting a custom cue of Sherm's quality with
two shafts for $360 is a real bargain.

Quote:
>fine reputations. There are, no doubt, dozens of other lesser known, but
>still highly competent cuemakers who could make you a cue for even less
>money than listed above (Jim Waugh and Sherm Adamson, both of whom
>regularly post to this group, come to mind). In my opinion, any of these
>alternatives would be preferable to the Viking.
>By the way, I do not sell these cues, so I have no financial interest here.
>As many of you know, my cues start at around $1000 and go up (way up!) from
>there.

John
 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by r9b.. » Fri, 10 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> >       I am currently considering buying a new cue.  I am leaning towards a
> > Viking "Q14" as my choice.  Does anyone have any suggestions or
> > comments on this particular cue or Viking cues in general.

> > Many thanks in advance;

> > John Kiefer

> John,

> The Viking Q14 has a retail price somewhere in the vicinity of $375 and,
> discounted, sells for around $275-$300. At this price you're coming pretty
> close to a simple cue from a custom maker. I know of several who can make a
> cue for $395-$450. Bear in mind, these are nationally known cuemakers with
> fine reputations. There are, no doubt, dozens of other lesser known, but
> still highly competent cuemakers who could make you a cue for even less
> money than listed above (Jim Waugh and Sherm Adamson, both of whom
> regularly post to this group, come to mind). In my opinion, any of these
> alternatives would be preferable to the Viking.

> By the way, I do not sell these cues, so I have no financial interest here.
> As many of you know, my cues start at around $1000 and go up (way up!) from
> there.

> Good luck--I hope you're happy with whatever cue you purchase.

> Hank
> ======================
> Henry K. Miller
> Chesapeake Cues, Ltd.
> International Brokers of Fine Cues
> (410) 581-7341
> Fax: (410) 363-6362
> http://www.cuemaster.com/gallery/showcase.htm
> http://www.wwcollectibles.com/rare/cue/index.html

Viking also makes some beautiful custom cues that you will not see in
their brochure. I am talking about cues over $1000 if money is no
object. They may have pictures of some. There are some pictures in the
Blue Book of Pool Cues on p.74......   .02   rick
 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by John Walk » Sat, 11 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Viking also makes some beautiful custom cues that you will not see in
>their brochure. I am talking about cues over $1000 if money is no
>object. They may have pictures of some. There are some pictures in the
>Blue Book of Pool Cues on p.74......   .02   rick

Fine, but I can't imagine how hard it would be to resell a used Viking
at over $1000.   It would seem that the the resell value of such a cue would
be horrible.  Hank?

John

 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by Henry K. Mille » Sun, 12 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> >Viking also makes some beautiful custom cues that you will not see in
> >their brochure. I am talking about cues over $1000 if money is no
> >object. They may have pictures of some. There are some pictures in the
> >Blue Book of Pool Cues on p.74......   .02   rick

> Fine, but I can't imagine how hard it would be to resell a used Viking
> at over $1000.   It would seem that the the resell value of such a cue
would
> be horrible.  Hank?

> John

I don't have first hand knowledge of this, but I'd be inclined to agree
with John. Obviously, I am biased, but I think that most of the
"over-$1000-buyers" would prefer a cue from a highly regarded individual
cuemaker rather than from a mass-producer of cues.

Hank
===========

--
Henry K. Miller
Chesapeake Cues, Ltd.
International Brokers of Fine Cues
(410) 581-7341
Fax: (410) 363-6362
http://www.cuemaster.com/gallery/showcase.htm
http://www.wwcollectibles.com/rare/cue/index.html

 
 
 

Comments on Viking Cues

Post by mr zer » Fri, 17 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>    I am currently considering buying a new cue.  I am leaning towards a
> Viking "Q14" as my choice.  Does anyone have any suggestions or
> comments on this particular cue or Viking cues in general.

> Many thanks in advance;

> John Kiefer


i just got a viking cue for christmas.  it's my first decent cue (my
previous was just a starter for around $30)  it's a big difference but
overall i think they're excellent.  i've shot with other cues but thusfar,
i think i like viking the best.  i suppose it's mostly personal preference
but i've not heard anything negative about them nor do i have anything
against them.

-justin