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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking for a new cue and have been considering a John Parris Ambassador cue. I'd appreciate any feedback on this cue and whether there are better options for the same price range.
    I live in Sri Lanka, so getting hold of a good hand made cue is not easy.

    Thank you!

  • #2
    the few ambassador cues iv tried have been very nice. if i remember rightly they both had 9mm ferrles/tips
    what spec of cue are you after?

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    • #3
      I'm looking for a 3/4 cue, with a 9mm or 9.5mm tip, with a weight of around 18oz to 18.5oz.
      Ash shaft, with an Ebony butt.
      I'd also like to get the the mini butt extension and also the full length telescopic extension, plus an aluminium case.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mayuram01 View Post
        I'm looking for a 3/4 cue, with a 9mm or 9.5mm tip, with a weight of around 18oz to 18.5oz.
        Ash shaft, with an Ebony butt.
        I'd also like to get the the mini butt extension and also the full length telescopic extension, plus an aluminium case.
        sounds like you know what you want. happy cue hunting. play well..

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        • #5
          Thanks! Any thoughts on the O'min cues from Thailand?

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          • #6
            I have an ambassador. It originally had a 9mm ferrule, that's now nearer 8.5mm. It's a nice cue, but too whippy, with too small a tip for me to play snooker well with. Great pool cue though.

            Of course a cue's characteristics is more individual than it's maker and model. It's all about the individual wood. I have cues that cost a fraction of the price that I prefer. I will at some point sell my ambassador.

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            • #7
              Buying a Cue

              I have a few classics if that would do

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              • #8
                I like Viking pool cues. Not too stiff.

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                • #9
                  I had a JP Classic once, found it very whippy also.
                  The bitter taste of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by darrenlowe79 View Post
                    I have a few classics if that would do
                    I would go with the classic over the ambassador every time.
                    https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/adr147

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BenTaylor View Post
                      I like Viking pool cues. Not too stiff.
                      You sir, are a moron!
                      https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/adr147

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                      • #12
                        Thanks! Could you let me know why you'd prefer the Classic over the Ambassador?

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                        • #13
                          Additionally, I've recently heard that some British Cue makers actually get the shafts done from Thailand, and only do the finishing themselves. Is this true?
                          I've seen on the Parris cues site that they do the building of the cue themselves from start to finish, including the selection of the wood. I'm keen to find out the veracity of this. Does anyone know?

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                          • #14
                            Buying a Cue

                            please do a search of the forum for the answers

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mayuram01 View Post
                              Thanks! Could you let me know why you'd prefer the Classic over the Ambassador?
                              Classic has a 9.5 ferrule rather than the 9.0 on the Ambassador which makes it more suitable for snooker

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