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Old 08-13-2019, 08:20 AM
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congrats on your cue hank
it probably is around 20 oz playing weight
i would be curious if you could measure the balance point in inches from the end of the butt
not that it makes a difference but i get into little things like that
fwiw most cues are between 18-19 inches from the butt
( just to be clear 19 inches would make the cue more forward balanced than 18)
wes hunter is a very respected cue maker so you picked a great person to make the modifications for you
am i correct that you replaced the original weight bolt with the new weight bolt to lower the weight of the butt ?
once again
enjoy the cue and great shooting
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:33 PM
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lll, Howdy;


Balance point is now 18.75" from base of butt cap. That's a forward shift of 1.625"
and the "feel" is definitely nose heavy and I am more happy with it that way. May
need a golf cart to tote it around ... but it works for me.

I did a post over on AZB in the ask the cue maker section if you want to read
through the whole process but I think I covered most of it in the post above.

hank
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:51 AM
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lll, Howdy;


Balance point is now 18.75" from base of butt cap. That's a forward shift of 1.625"
and the "feel" is definitely nose heavy and I am more happy with it that way. May
need a golf cart to tote it around ... but it works for me.

I did a post over on AZB in the ask the cue maker section if you want to read
through the whole process but I think I covered most of it in the post above.

hank
i went and read your thread on azb
nice to have a happy ending to a story....
enjoy your cue
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:54 PM
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lll, Howdy;

yeah, it worked out nice, but it is still heavy. It may be going for another
ride soon. I used it for the 8-ball tourney yesterday and found I truly had to
modify my stroke to control the weight. Some of those soft finesse shots were
a bear to shoot. The cue wanted to skewer them like a ka-bob. Felt like I was
trying to hold it back rather then allowing it to glide through. So, back to my
primary until the next "bright shiny object" catches my eye.

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Old 08-14-2019, 03:52 PM
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On a 7' table a lighter cue can be a benefit, it gives you more feel and your stroke can be let out a little more. But sometimes the cb is heavy then it takes more force to draw the ball. I use a 16 oz. - 17 oz. for 7' Diamonds with regular cb. Strickland can only use about 10% of his stroke on a 7' Diamond with his cue. Whitey
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:14 PM
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On a 7' table a lighter cue can be a benefit, it gives you more feel and your stroke can be let out a little more. But sometimes the cb is heavy then it takes more force to draw the ball. I use a 16 oz. - 17 oz. for 7' Diamonds with regular cb. Strickland can only use about 10% of his stroke on a 7' Diamond with his cue. Whitey
I wish I had 10% of stricklands stroke....
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:59 PM
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Howdy All;

Whitey, most of my shooting life has been on 7' tables and I've got the short
stroke poke for about 80% of my shots. Feels really good to be able to let out
a full power stroke every once in awhile. The new to me cue (aka Baby Huey),
is going to be, if I decied to keep it, for 9' tables. The momentum that 20+ oz's
creates is an entirely different critter to deal with then a 18.5 to 19 oz. cue. As
I mentioned earlier the balance point is 18.75" from base of Butt cap That's only
0.75" forward then when Baby Huey was at full weight. while the balance point
on my regular shooter is at 17". I'd almost bet that the balance point on the
majority of you cues is within 0.75" from the furthest to the closest.

Ahhh, what the hell it's just a hunk of wood some plastic of some sort, a small
bit or two of metal and some fancy-schmancy gee-gaws on it ...

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:02 PM
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lll, Howdy;

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I wish I had 10% of stricklands stroke....
Yea, I'd like 10% but would settle for 5% ,

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:21 PM
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Howdy All;

Whitey, most of my shooting life has been on 7' tables and I've got the short
stroke poke for about 80% of my shots. Feels really good to be able to let out
a full power stroke every once in awhile. The new to me cue (aka Baby Huey),
is going to be, if I decied to keep it, for 9' tables. The momentum that 20+ oz's
creates is an entirely different critter to deal with then a 18.5 to 19 oz. cue. As
I mentioned earlier the balance point is 18.75" from base of Butt cap That's only
0.75" forward then when Baby Huey was at full weight. while the balance point
on my regular shooter is at 17". I'd almost bet that the balance point on the
majority of you cues is within 0.75" from the furthest to the closest.

Ahhh, what the hell it's just a hunk of wood some plastic of some sort, a small
bit or two of metal and some fancy-schmancy gee-gaws on it ...

hank
A good rule of thum for cues is 57" is a 17" balance point, such as our past Straight Pool Master's played with. 57-1/2" cue would be 17-1/2", and 58" is 18". Whitey
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:10 AM
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Whitey, Howdy;

Thanks for that. My regular shooter is an early J sideways Way 57-1/2".
the new one is 58" so reckon the Balance point is about 3/4" more
forward then the "rule of thumb". Still feels like a battering ram ...
Thanks again.

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