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ID 1970s Cue Stick?


ID 1970s Cue Stick?

Can anyone Id this 1970s cue? It was won in a game by my father back in the 1970s.

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ID 1970s Cue Stick?

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  1. Chad Malinbilliardsforum on 12/31/2020 11:42:59 AM

    This cue appears to be an inexpensive replica of one of the Adam Balabushka tribute cues - the Adam A/H26

    I say "inexpensive" because there are some obvious flaws in workmanship, such as the off-center inlays in the butt cap, etc.

    The forearm detail doesn't quite match, and the quality isn't what one would expect from the Adam Cue co.

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  2. Chad MalinChad Malin on 12/31/2020 8:44:00 PM

    I wonder if he would have been that skilled a cue maker after only 158 cues?

    I know he had a great teacher/ mentor so I am just wondering if any learning curve might apply.

    The one fact I know about this stick is that my father had won it in Brooklyn in the early 1970s after his tour in Vietnam.

    It is still as straight as an arrow and plays perfectly.

    You are the first person who's ever criticized this cue. Most people including cue enthusiasts think its a great cue.

    Maybe better pictures will help clarify its quality, and I hope they help id the cue.

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  3. Chad Malinbilliardsforum on 1/4/2021 5:52:26 AM

    I meant no disrespect. Sometimes pictures can be deceiving (especially pool cue photos). The additional photos do seem to paint a better picture in terms of quality.

    I am not sure the 158 represents the cue number (it may, but it's not clear as we don't know the maker yet).

    You also mentioned:

    I know he had a great teacher / mentor so I am just wondering if any learning curve might apply.

    Who are you referring to in that statement?

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ID 1970s Cue Stick?

  • Title: ID 1970s Cue Stick?
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  • Published: 12/31/2020 8:45:38 AM
  • Last Updated: 1/4/2021 5:40:44 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)