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  • vmax
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    Originally posted by jrc750 View Post
    I believe you have missed the whole point ! it was 9.5 before he got all gung ho with the sandpaper and wants to get back to that somehow.
    No I haven't, this is his third thread about the same issue and he's yet to take up any of the advice he's been given. It matters not how the cue ended up with the dimensions it now has, he's been told what can be done about it but needs someone else to make up his mind for him or simply wants some forum attention or hasn't really got any money and is wasting everyones time.

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  • jrc750
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    Originally posted by vmax View Post
    Three different threads now all about his 8.9mm to 8.6mm coned ferrule ruining his life, anyone here fool enough to try to make him a cue ?
    I believe you have missed the whole point ! it was 9.5 before he got all gung ho with the sandpaper and wants to get back to that somehow.

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  • Ninja.cues
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    Originally posted by vmax View Post
    Three different threads now all about his 8.9mm to 8.6mm coned ferrule ruining his life, anyone here fool enough to try to make him a cue ?
    I have offered to make him a new shaft and send his one one back too....

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  • vmax
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    Three different threads now all about his 8.9mm to 8.6mm coned ferrule ruining his life, anyone here fool enough to try to make him a cue ?

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  • Shockerz
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    Originally posted by bolton-cueman View Post
    I cant get my head around folk getting caught up with micro measurements... tips of precicely 9.625mm not a 10th of a mil more.... weights of exactly 17.25 ounces, balance points of 18.36"... must have 3 inches between each arrow. intolerance of tolerances ffs

    i feel for the regular sellers and makers as i bet they get this nonsense all day every day
    I get more emails about this than anything. I have one customer that I thought I would answer everything they asked and more to see how many emails I could get on one cue order, from memory it was 76 and I am not joking; I can see why some people don't do custom cues any more.

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  • Ninja.cues
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    Originally posted by bolton-cueman View Post
    but surely it impacts your working day therefore your costs / profits by having to deal with numpties asking for '11 arrows' evenly spaced? Or have a got a medium stiff shaft...

    I'd do what I believe Tyrone Cues does on em and tells em to beat it
    I tell them the same thing but lucky to not have had many yet and yes Martin from Tyrone cues told them no that...

    Most times they are tyre kickers anyway...

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  • bolton-cueman
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    Originally posted by Ninja.cues View Post
    I've had a few but I know a few other makers that have had some stupid requests.....
    Almost funny.... Almost
    but surely it impacts your working day therefore your costs / profits by having to deal with numpties asking for '11 arrows' evenly spaced? Or have a got a medium stiff shaft...

    I'd do what I believe Tyrone Cues does on em and tells em to beat it

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  • Ninja.cues
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    Originally posted by thai_son22 View Post
    Those people probably couldn't even feel the difference but instead take out all the measuring gear and if it doesn't conform, reject the cue haha. Even though it's a perfectly good bit of kit
    I've had a few but I know a few other makers that have had some stupid requests.....
    Almost funny.... Almost

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  • thai_son22
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    Those people probably couldn't even feel the difference but instead take out all the measuring gear and if it doesn't conform, reject the cue haha. Even though it's a perfectly good bit of kit

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  • bigandyg
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    Originally posted by bolton-cueman View Post
    I cant get my head around folk getting caught up with micro measurements... tips of precicely 9.625mm not a 10th of a mil more.... weights of exactly 17.25 ounces, balance points of 18.36"... must have 3 inches between each arrow. intolerance of tolerances ffs

    i feel for the regular sellers and makers as i bet they get this nonsense all day every day
    Your right it must drive cue makers nuts, it really is to me sad asking for such specific measurements.

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  • bolton-cueman
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    I cant get my head around folk getting caught up with micro measurements... tips of precicely 9.625mm not a 10th of a mil more.... weights of exactly 17.25 ounces, balance points of 18.36"... must have 3 inches between each arrow. intolerance of tolerances ffs

    i feel for the regular sellers and makers as i bet they get this nonsense all day every day

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  • Ninja.cues
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    You may be very surprised in just how you might need to take off to get it up to 9.7, but could do that and have the butt extended. the

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  • alabadi
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    Originally posted by dmorley85 View Post
    There's nothing wrong with my cue, it's a really nice cue. I was just wondering if a wider tip than 8.6mm would be better and if it would make much of a difference to the cue if it had to be slightly shortened and re-tapered to allow for this.
    i had a cue that had a tip size of 9.2mm which isn't bad for snooker players , however, i couldn't get use to it so got rid of it and bought another cue that had a 10mm ferrel , my tip now is 9.7mm which is much better.

    i wouldn't shorten the cue unless its too long, cue length is important and if you shorten it you might find its completely different, the weight and length can effect how you play. if the current weight and length of your current cue are perfect for how you play , i would find another cue with those specs which has the larger tip size.

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  • Dave Walton
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    Originally posted by dmorley85 View Post
    Originally posted by markz View Post
    I said similar on one of the other threads. Sell to a pool player and buy a better spec cue for snooker.
    There's nothing wrong with my cue, it's a really nice cue. I was just wondering if a wider tip than 8.6mm would be better and if it would make much of a difference to the cue if it had to be slightly shortened and re-tapered to allow for this.
    Shortening it enough to make it 9.7 (ridiculous to come up with 9.7 btw) will make a big difference, it'll be like a different cue.

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  • markz
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    Originally posted by dmorley85 View Post
    There's nothing wrong with my cue, it's a really nice cue. I was just wondering if a wider tip than 8.6mm would be better and if it would make much of a difference to the cue if it had to be slightly shortened and re-tapered to allow for this.
    How much will need to be taken off to get to 9.7mm?

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