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    I'm looking at getting a laminated shaft cue. However I want to keep my budget as small as possible. I know a few people that offer them, some of which are just about in my price range. If anyone knows any others it would be great.

    Can't afford the following:
    Dave Coutts

    Could afford at a stretch:
    Mac Cues
    Johnny Carr/Excel cues

    Unsure on price:
    Niche

  • #2
    Peradon Newbury is a laminated shaft
    Up the TSF!

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    • #3
      I forgot that one. However I don't think I'll ever buy a Peradon.

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      • #4
        Originally Posted by hunter101 View Post
        I forgot that one. However I don't think I'll ever buy a Peradon.
        I know nothing of the cue mentioned but interested why you'd never buy a Peradon?

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        • #5
          The only other I can think of is Mezz, but I think they'd blow your budget unless you found one used. I haven't used one, but I have used their laminated pool cues, which I liked (but were ultimately a bit expensive for me)

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          • #6
            Originally Posted by trying View Post

            I know nothing of the cue mentioned but interested why you'd never buy a Peradon?
            I've only seen a few down my local club. And none of them looked to be of that good a quality. Broken splices, poor quality Ash and some even look like the butt is painted. Not the Lazer but the more expensive ones

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            • #7
              Originally Posted by hunter101 View Post

              I've only seen a few down my local club. And none of them looked to be of that good a quality. Broken splices, poor quality Ash and some even look like the butt is painted. Not the Lazer but the more expensive ones
              Oh right, if I judged entire brands by some bad ones I'd seen I'd never buy any snooker cue! But each to their own.
              Good luck finding a laminated cue that you like, I've never used one or looked that closely. What got you interested in them?

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              • #8
                Originally Posted by trying View Post

                Oh right, if I judged entire brands by some bad ones I'd seen I'd never buy any snooker cue! But each to their own.
                Good luck finding a laminated cue that you like, I've never used one or looked that closely. What got you interested in them?
                My eye sight isn't what it once was. And I use the chevrons to aid with my aim. Difficult with an Ash cue unless you get a good looking shaft. A laminated shaft would fix that. I've now ordered one from Mac Cues.

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                • #9
                  I am sure Richy will make you a great cue
                  let us know all about it when you get it - remember picture tells a thousand words
                  Up the TSF!

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                  • #10
                    Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
                    I am sure Richy will make you a great cue
                    let us know all about it when you get it - remember picture tells a thousand words
                    I have full faith in his cue making skills. I'll be sure to make a review of it with detailed pictures. I've opted for a Ebony with long splices of Paduak. Laminated shaft with a black fibre ferrule. Should look rather striking

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                    • #11
                      we love a "long padauk"
                      Up the TSF!

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                      • #12
                        I've been after one for a while. But haven't had the funds to buy one outright. I'm being made redundant next week, so this is my leaving present to myself XD

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                        • #13
                          Ton Praram make them, I got a blank square made and I think I recall getting Andy Travis to make a cue with it. I've had a couple, the best was from Ton by far.

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                          • #14
                            maybe out of budget from Tom Praram as his prices seem to go upwards monthly
                            Up the TSF!

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