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Arnot Q. Wadsworth, III
Cue Buyer's Testimonials

Thank You for visiting my web site.

Please e-mail Arnot with your comments: E-Mail Arnot

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Name: Mike C******
Email: ********@comcast.net
Page Number: 367
Comments: Hello Arnot,

I received the Sneaky Pete from you today and took it out for some play.
It's great. All the dimensions are perfect. The handle diameter and shaft
taper are certainly more pro cue than house cue and the craftsmanship is
fantastic. It hits great and the Moori tips are special. It would take a
really good eye to make this as a two piece from across the room, but if you
know what you're looking at up close, it's a very well made cue. The radial
pin joint is also a nice touch. Thanks for a really nice cue.

Sincerely,

Mike

Pool Cue 367

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From: Andrew Elliott
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 7:56 AM
To: Arnot Wadsworth
Subject: Testimonial

Dear Mr Wadsworth,

Just a quick note to let you know that the cue has been received.  It is a fine piece
of craftsmanship and I am sure that it will give me many years service.  Thanks
again for this unique piece of work.

Regards,
Andrew Elliott

Pool cue 632

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From: Mike Cassara
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: Cue Received and testimonial letter


Arnot,

I just received my new custom cue yesterday and it is AWSOME!!!!  I am totally floored by the quality and workmanship.  This cue is absolutely beautiful!!!!  You were 100% correct in that I would be extremely happy with this cue (Cue # 823) and I truly appreciate all the help and guidance that you provided to me in the selection of the proper cue.  Up until now, I have been using mediocre cues and I have been satisfied with those, only because I haven’t known any different.  From the very moment that I unwrapped this cue, I was able to tell a difference right from the start.  My strokes are so much smoother with this cue.  I would have never guessed that there would be such a difference in my shots.  The new cue is slightly heavier than what I have been using in the past, but because of how well balanced the cue is, it actually feels lighter in weight.  This has truly elevated my game to a whole new level.  With the amount of hours each week that I shoot pool, justifying the purchase of the cue was very easy.  Going out to dinner with my wife and children we usually spend $40 to $50, so cutting out a few of those meals throughout the year will more than make up the difference in owning a mediocre cue and a custom made Arnot Cue.  There is no reason why anyone who enjoys shooting pool, shouldn’t treat themselves with the very best.  Having a quality cue stick makes the game all that much more enjoyable.  I would highly recommend your cues to anyone interested in purchasing a new cue.

You have really outdone yourself in the construction of this cue and I truly appreciate the many hours that have gone into crafting it.

Thank you.
Mike Cassara
St. Louis, MO  

Pool Cue 823

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Name: Michael Parker
Monday, January 31, 2011, 11:27 PM

Comments: Arnot,

I just returned from a short trip out of town and my cue was waiting for me
tonight when I got home. It is simply beautiful!!! I am in awe of it,
especially the goncalo alves handle. It is gorgeous and mesmerizing. You are
an artist and master craftsman.

I can't thank you enough,
Michael

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From: R Hyde
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: Happy Holidays

Arnot,

Just wanted to let you know that I have cue in hand and, as I expected, the pics don't do your work justice. Your workmanship easily covered any expectations that I may have had.

Unfortunately, we had a few dinner guests so I was limited to no more than a few minutes on the table... realistically, all I can say at this point is that the cue's weight and balance felt perfect. With the guests gone, I'll shortly be heading to the table for a more thorough test:) In any case, I want you to know that I appreciate that you've been a pleasure to work with from the very beginning and I'm looking forward to more of the same.

Once I've had a chance to spend some time on the table I'll be more than happy to provide a review on a couple of the internet sites. Hopefully, the exposure to the cue along with my experience with your service will lead to others finding their way to your door.

Beyond all of the above, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that you took the initiative to pack the cue in a case!  I'll surely make the effort to return the case as soon as possible. Or, should you prefer, send a check to cover the cost... your call, just let me know.


Grateful in the Bahamas!

bob

Bob's Pool Cue

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From: R Hyde
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2010 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: Happy Holidays

Good evening, Arnot
Looks terrific on the site... even better in hand !  Please don't feel bound to keep it 'one of a kind' on my account. I hope you get buyers lined up around the corner :)
More good news... I've now had a chance to put 5/6 hours of play on the cue.  It fits like a glove and hits every bit as good as I could have hoped for.

My present player is an old H***** ebony that, until now, I thought to be as good a hitting cue as I've ever played with. As you may recall, it was also the cue whose specs I had hoped to mirror with this new one.  Without exaggeration, I can't tell the difference in wt./balance between the two. Great job with that, Arnot.

I spent all last night switching back and forth between the two and I'm hard pressed to find any real difference in the hits... I hope you'll see that as the compliment its intended to be. By the way, the T3 that you made for me earlier is on the H***** and is much more to my liking than B****'s original.

In fairness to B***y, his cue is one of his earliest efforts, nonetheless, anybody comparing the cues would easily give your's the edge in detail work, especially in the points. Yours are crisper and dead even while his fall a little short in both cases.
More kudos for you with the wrap work... can't see how it could have been better applied and seamed.

Arnot, it's been a pleasure working with you... I'm looking forward to the next project.  You can be sure that anything I can do to point folks your way, I will.
Will be in touch soon.

All the best,
bob

Bob's Pool Cue

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From:  Scooter
Date: : Friday, September 17, 2010 4:25 PM
Location:  West Palm Beach, FL
Subject:  Testimonial Re:  T3 Shaft

Good day Arnie: This T-3 shaft is far and away the best most accurate shaft I have ever used and I have used most in 52 years. It’s like driving a Mercedes or a Bentley! So smooth & SOLID. Looking forward to the cue your are working on. Best regards……….Scooter  
 
Scott

Bocote Road Player Supreme II with Black Alligator Wrap

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Name: Bob
Page Number: 671 and 697
Comments: Hello Arnot,
Over the past few days I've been shooting a lot of pool and , without a doubt, those cues that you made for me are a true joy to use.
 
I've also gotten a number of compliments on my "matched set". They do look a good deal alike.
 
Take care and have a good one
 
Regards,
Bob

Custom Pool Cue 671

Custom Pool Cue 697

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From: Jason Mullins
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:28 AM
To: Arnot Wadsworth
Subject: New Cue

What an exceptional cue Arnot!  Beautiful wood and awesome detail.  I have owned a lot of different cues over the years but the hit and balance of this cue is unequalled and you my friend have hit it right on the money.  I just cannot get over the feel.  I was wanting a good shooting cue and this far exceeds my expectations.  I definitely am sold on the radial pin into wood joint and love the T3 shaft.  It has more of a solid, stiff hit that I am use to.  Thanks again Arnot.


Jason Mullins
Payson, IL

Pool Cue 751

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Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 9:05 PM

Subject: The Mister Gibbs Custom Cue

Received my pool cue yesterday, and it looks so much better in my hand than in the pictures.  The beauty of the natural wood just shines.  You've taken my idea of 4 bocotes points with no inlays, a solid wood handle with no wraps. Using ideas from cue #818, for the rings and the curly maple. It came out better than I hoped for.  Your workmanship is outstanding, and the cue is much more than expected.  All I can say is Thank You for all you hard work, putting up with me and all my phone calls.
 
Your very happy customer
John Gibbs,
Owner of the Mister Gibbs Custom pool cue!

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ArnotQ: Pulled the Trigger – Yesterday, 10:47 PM – AZ Billiards Cue Reviews
I’ve finally pulled the trigger on an everyday player. One Of the criteria was to be able to have played a cue closely approximating the cue I Would order....which eliminated some very good cuemakers ( Sly, Josey, etc..). I ended up choosing between a Dzurickey, which, after some great feedback was able to try, a Dayton (nice hit), a Frey SP, a Neighbors and a Schon. But a few nights ago I was able to play with an cue made by Arnot Wadsworth. WOW!

Besides having some of the best wood and workmanship, rivaling any of the cues I've come across, the playability was excellent. It had a Terminator3 laminated shaft that felt like no other low deflection shaft I've played......an absolutely solid feel and precise hit. The taper was Arnot's standard (parabolic). It was comfortable and pretty stiff. The radial pin joint was extremely tight as well. Overall the hit was great. Very solid while deflection seemed very low. After playing with a. 314 for a couple of years now, I was really able to appreciate a shaft that is solid all the way through. It hit like a premium conventional shaft.

Now I see why Arnot's cues don't seem to hit the used market much. Everybody keeps them.

The cue I tried was a plain Jane variety with a beautiful piece of purple heart and a BEM wrap area.

The cue I ordered is similar. I ordered a wrap less PH (seasoned 6 years ) with a highly figured BEM handle with an ivory/ PH joint inlay within twin silver rings and a micarta Hopper ring. It will be 19.5 oz with a 12.75 mm Kamui black (Med) tip. Two additional niceties are an 8 week build time and an extremely reasonable price. It is Cue #811 on Arnot's excellent website. I'll post the pics when I receive the cue. If it is as nice as the cue I just tried......what a bargain.

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From: Warren Griffin
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:11 AM
To: 'Arnot Q Custom Cues'
Subject: Kokapelli Cue Stick

Arnot,
 
My wife received the Kokapelli cue stick that I ordered from you, and loves it.  It’s a beautiful cue stick, the workmanship is awesome.   I actually got her to let me play with it a little, and couldn’t believe the feel.   It is different than any other cue stick I’ve ever played with.   It feels like all the weight is just where it is supposed to be, and gives a sweet, solid hit to the cue ball.    I can’t wait until I have the chance to order myself an Arnot Cue also.   I’ve got several big name cues, but never realized the overall quality could be taken up so many notches.  Thanks again,
 
Warren Griffin

Kokapelli Cue Stick

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From Dan Banh
Sent: 5/26/2010

Hi Arnot,
 
You are right! The cue shot great. I cannot be happier with it. The tip also performed well. The cue has a great feel and touch overall. I am very glad to have had ordered my second cue with you. I am definitely a lifer of Arnots Cues. I hope to be able to buy more cues from you in the future. Thank you again for all your help and it is a priviledge to own another Arnot's cue.
 

Warmest regards,
 
Dan Banh

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From: Keith C.
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:02 PM
To: Arnot Wadsworth Custom Cues
Subject: My Bacote/BEM Cue


Mr. Wadsworth,



Thank you for building me what is truly the most stunning pool cue  that I have ever seen. You and Mother Nature make quite a team. The beautiful prismlike finish on this cue brings the wood to life. The forearm looks like it is on Fire, the rings in the maple handle flash on and off like a mirage as the cue is turned in the light.

As I told you on the phone, "You could have sent me this cue packed in a box of 100 dollar bills and it would not have made me any happier".

Please save me one more piece of that beautiful bacote as I will surely have to have a "Polar Opposite" break cue in 2010.


Keith

Bacote/BEM Cue

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Sunday, March 01, 2009 3:51 PM
Biloxi, MS

Dear Arnot, Friend and collaborator: I'll launch this testimonial with a much needed apology. Having only recently realized following the arrival of the stunning matched set we collaborated on; that I failed, most despicably, to pay proper respect, testify to the excellence of your craft and to sing your praises. Harken all and hear these simple words of testimony! Arnot Wadsworth, cuemaker extraordinary and humble artisan has once again conjured another example of the cuemakers art! Among equals it gathers it's laurels among the finest examples in the vast quiver of his creations. Simple, clean and understated, humble and less decorative than many of it's brothers and sisters, my Huguenot/Maltese cross cue set is a cherished addition to my family of cues!

Greater gratitude would seem to be mere flattery, so I simply say no cue could be more perfectly pure of hit or emminently playable than an Arnot cue. Among his peers Arnot has firmly established himself as one of the masters of the craft and I am pleased beyond measure with the 3 cues I own. Thanks once again for a delightful and satisfying experience working through the creation of our Maltese cross cue set. I'm sidelined for the second time in 2 years with a badly fractured hand so in the case my cues wait impatiently for me to unsheathe them once again to do battle. I hope this testimonial goes some way to ensuring my pardon for being so long in providing my thanks for my new cues. Also, it's a bloody @^#&$%%@$$@ awful task for a touch typist to poke away with one finger on the right hand protruding at an awkward angle from the cast and a left hand speeding along as though tapping out a Mozart piano concerto!

Again, Arnot Thank you!

Best regards, Paul

pool cue 797: maltise cross, curly maple handle

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Arnot,

I seriously doubt there is a cue maker out there, who possess a better sense of artistic design, or skill. These cues display a handsome elegance, and craftsmanship not found in the gaudy cues that are so common these days. I don't think I'll ever be able to "play" these cues to there full potential. However, on a "pride of ownership" scale, these cues are off the chart.
Thank you,
 
Peter Samish

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Dear Arnot.
I have had the cue for about 6 six weeks and played with it and I can't begin to tell you how much I love it. I don't think I have ever played with a cue which has a more solid hit. I have compared the cue with many other and much more expensive cues and your cue just stands out. I changed the tip to a layered Kamui tip and it became a perfect match. The natural grain on the bocote wood is gorgeous, the balance perfect and the hit is just unbelievable. Thank you so much for crafting such a wonderful cue. The wait was well worth it.
Take care and I wish you well.
Sanji.

pool cue 655

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From: Michael Dixon
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 4:04 PM
To: Arnot Wadsworth
Subject: RE: Dixon, Mike - Cue Work - 9Aug07

Hi Arnot,

My back finally healed up enough where I can play pool again, and I tried out the cue after you did the leather wrap and made the extra shaft, and I like it a lot. I did change the tip on the original shaft from the moori to an Everest which really improved the hit. I still can't believe how good that cue plays and I can't believe that the people on the AtoZ billiard forums aren't listing you as one of the top 10 cuemakers. Apparently they have never played with one of your cues. Besides your cue, I have Auerbach, Jacoby, Dale Perry, Russ Espiritu, Palmer, Vhante, Ronej and a Predator P2 and yours beats them all ...hands down. Your Terminator shaft has the least deflection of any shaft I have used including the new Predator Z2. I'm saving up for a trip to Vegas, but when I get back my next project will be to purchase one of you jump/break cues. Thanks again, for the great work and the finish job you did on the cue...it looks new again. Take care!

Mike

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From: Robert Philipp
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 5:43 PM
To: Arnot Q Custom Cues
Subject: Butterfly Splice set
Hello Arnot,

I received my Butterfly Splice set of cue's (B-3 & B-4) from you on Sat.. WOW, UM, YAAH, was all I could say. You can feel the passion of the craftsman in this set of cue's. The visual to me is just plain simple elegance exactly what I was looking for. The group I shoot with plays bank the eight ball three to six rails, Arnot your cue's hit so solid four to five rail shots are effortless and six rail shots are possible at any given time. Thanks for such a great pair of cue's you are truly an artisan of your craft!!!! Keep up your passion.

Sincerely,
Robert Philipp
Chatsworth, CA
http://www.arnotq.com/pages/667/667.html

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Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 12:06 PM
To: Arnot Wadsworth
Subject: My New Cue

Hi Arnot,
I just wanted to write and tell you how much I love my cue. It is absolutely beautiful and I can definitely tell the difference in how I shoot. Thank you so much for everything!

Thanks again,

Jenna Sparks

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From: Jeremy Bauer
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:03 AM
To: Arnot Q Custom Cues
Subject: RE: Bauer, Jeremy - Custom Cue - 18Apr07
Mr. Wadsworth,

I received the pool cue yesterday and it looks great. Thank you for your expertise!

Jeremy

Cue 213

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From: Mark Siebrass
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 8:58 PM
To: arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: bocote custom cue
Hi Arnot!

This is Mark Siebrass. Just wanted to let you know that I'm very pleased with the cue I purchased from you! I had plenty of time to shoot with it. I belong to a local 8-ball league and with the help of your cue my team scored a 1st. place win!! This 3 player per team and 9 team league plays for 12 weeks, 1 night per week. It was a close race to the end, but my team prevailed overall, winning 4 rounds ahead of 2nd. place.

The cue you built for me plays like champ and got quite a few compliments on the beauty and workmanship!!

Once again, Thanks Arnot for building such a great cue!!
In the near future I'm thinking about buying a jump-break cue too.

Take Care.
Thanks!!

Mark Siebrass

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From: Aaron Moore
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:39 AM
To: Arnot Q Custom Cues

Subject: Re: Moore, Aaron - Upgrade to Cue 217 - 12Feb07
The break cue I bought from you is solid as a rock and light as feather. Thank you.

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From: Mark Siebrass
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:33 AM
To: Arnot@ArnotQ.Com
Subject: Bocote Road Player Custom
Hi Arnot!

This is Mark Siebrass. It's Saturday the 10th of February and I just received my cue. Wow! I can't believe the beauty of the bocote wood. You did a fantastic job of selecting the wood for making this cue. You are a true craftsman in building cues. I did a test run on the cue and I can't emphasize enough on how this cue plays. The T3 shaft feels great. It has the right amount of taper. Just like you said; just point and shoot. I'm pocketing more balls now than I ever had before. I owned a Viking and a Meucci. This Arnot cue blows them away. I sold the Meucci and my wife uses the Viking now. For anyone reading this testimonial, your best bet is to buy an Arnot cue!! You won't be disappointed. Money well spent!

Love It!!!
Thank You!!!

Mark A. Siebrass

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From: Paul Bonge
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 1:39 PM - Biloxi, MS
To: arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: The Bird's Eye Maple - Bocote Extreme (Natural Color Trim) Custom Pool Cue

Besides being a stunningly handsome cue, the birdseye/bocote extreme that I purchased from you a while back, hits like a dream. Yesterday afternoon became late yesterday night as I christened the cue. I can only say one thing about it. The feel is like none other. People may read this and doubt, but all they have to do is read any other of the many testimonials to find this refrain repeated over and over again.

In that one comment, "The feel is like none other." There are a multitude of superlatives. The stability of the cue, it's firmness in the hand and the sense of the hit remains true from delicate touch shots through the ball busting break shot and every possible shot in between. I can honestly say the most impressive to me is that never before have I had such control and feel when executing those difficult touch shots where the "english" is so fugitive. The combination of the T3 shaft is a big contributer I'm sure and I definately noticed greater accuracy with less deflection. It took a while to adjust my aim appropriately. Having used other low deflection shafts, not naming any in particular, but I've either tried them myself or test driven them all, the Arnot T3 is hands down the most superlative without equal.

I applaud you sir. You are a craftsman, artist, and magician. Were it not a question of your livelihood or your passion, I'd say this: "Make no more cues after you finish my commission, for when everyone has an Arnot (and everyone should) my advantage will be lost." My tenuous game has been given a real boost.

Thank you and hope you, your wife and the pups are all well and happy!
Paul

751

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Hello Mr. Arnot,

Just want to confirm that I have received your cue last Friday afternoon. The cue is great! Thank you very much for all the work.

Best Regards,
Yong

755

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From: Dan Banh
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 5:44 PM

Hi Arnot,

Your cue stick shoots great. It is very stiff and is very well balanced. It has a truly unique feel compared to all the cue sticks I've had the pleasure of shooting. Although I tend to over power my shots now, because my old cue stick does not have as firm a shot. I am adjusting quite contently to the new shot of your cue stick. Thank you so much for making me this great cue stick.

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From: Bob Carr
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 2:49 PM
To: arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: good job

I'm heading out to shoot some balls later this afternoon with my new cue. As far as design and build go, I haven't seen any cues that really compare with this one. It is certainly one of a kind and well worth the wait. This coming Friday I'll be playing the Windy City Open at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, IL. It is a big tournament. I'm playing the 8-ball Open on Friday and I plan on using the new cue as long as I get some time in with it beforehand.

Thanks for a fine piece of workmanship,
Bob Carr

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From: vijesh v
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 7:32 AM
Subject: Jump Break Cue and TerminatorShaftT3

HHIIIII MR.Arnot,

I received the cue, its amazing the hit is totally different from other cues, its really good. The zebrawood, ziracote combination is fabulous and with ivory its spectacular. I love the way the cue is balanced.

The T3 shaft with the ivory ferrule is also good, i am using it on my playing cue right now.

Thank you very much you have made an amazing cue for me.

Good that you send some visiting cards i will give them to some serious customers.......TC

I will contact you asap for the dream cue i am just working on the money.

Cheers!!
Thanks
Vijesh

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From: Mitchell, Scott
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 12:45 PM
Subject: Cue #755 Jump Break
Hi Arnot,

I just got the cue <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/755/755.html> .

Wow! Is it ever pretty. Very very Nice...!!!

If it hits as well as it looks I will be a happy camper.

Thanks so much,

Scott

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Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 4:38 PM
To: Arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: (no subject)

Mr. Arnot,
Not only am I pleased with my silver bullet custom cue <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/652/652.html> , I am very impressed. The day I received it, I went straight to a tournament and took 3rd place. The following night, I took 1st place. This cue is an upgrade from a Viking, and there is no comparison. With my previous cue, I would shoot and pray. Now it is my opponent praying to be able to shoot. There is no deflection and the cue is balanced perfectly. Thanks again.

Josh Fuller
Louisburg, NC

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Date: April 21, 2006
From White, Joh
Lewisburg, TN

Arnot,
The cues <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/640/640.html> play wonderfully. You did a fantastic job!

Jonathan White

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Arnot,

I would like to thank you again for putting so much work and heart into the creation of my cue. It is not only a unique piece of artwork that suits me perfectly (as well as a conversation starter), but plays like butter. It is so smooth and with such a solid hit that it took me a few games to get over all the corrections I had to make to shoot with my old cue. She really is a" Black Beauty" and I look forwards to playing with her for a long time to come.
The word on the street is that Santa may be commissioning a jump/break cue from you, so I'm going to be on my best behavior until Christmas! Attached is a pic of the inaugural run last night ... my hair is in the way a little, but you get the idea.

Regards,
Amber Baldet

 

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From: Leonie Tambunan
Denver, CO
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 1:53 AM
To: Arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: Re: Order

Hi Sir,

I received the cue today. It's very nice. Thank you so much for your help to fulfill my dream to own an affordable but a good customized cue stick. Do you have any particular suggestion on how to maintain the butt and the shaft, such as a certain shaft treatment or something?

Thank you so much for your answer.
--
Best 'Gards,
-L-

Arnot's Answer: First of all try to keep your hands clean so you don't transfer dirt from the table to the new cue. Wipe it down with a damp cloth when you finish playing and store it in a good cue case.

Thanks for your Order - Arnot

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From: John Minneci
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 4:45 PM
To: Arnot@ArnotQ.Com
Subject: Break
Arnot:

My break cue <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/730/730.html> is the best cue I have ever hit - bar none. There wasn't a game when at least 2 balls were dropped on the break - and most times 3 or more went down. Your cue is unbelievable.

Thanks again,

John Minneci

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From: John Minneci
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:22 AM
To: Arnot@ArnotQ.Com
Subject: Cues
Arnot:

I had a great time with the new set-up <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/730/730.html> . It was the buzz at the pool hall. I am very impressed in the balance that you achieved in both cues. They are as functional as they are great to look at. Needless to say - I expect to work with you on another masterpiece soon.



Thanks,

John Minneci

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From: John Minneci
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 9:53 AM
To: Arnot@ArnotQ.Com
Subject: Re: Cues
Arnot:

Just got the cues - they look really great. I am heading up to the pool hall tonight to break them in. I will give you a report asap.

Thanks for the hard work - they are pieces of art. http://www.arnotq.com/pages/730/730.html.

John

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From: Paul E. Peters
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 1:11 PM
To: Arnot@ArnotQ.Com
Subject: Re : Sneaky Pete Custom Cue

Hi Arnot,

I received my Sneaky Pete (http://www.arnotq.com/pages/367/367.html) today! It's so smooth that I actually dropped it straight out of the box!!! Everything is O.K. in that I didn't put any dent in it!!! I think everyone should own one Sneaky Pete, preferably one made by their favorite pool cue maker ( you being my choice). The points are absolutely razor sharp, and the cue has a nice soft feel about it which is what I wanted, knowing it was a true wood-to-wood cue. I've always enjoyed sneaky pete's and haven't owned one for nearly six years. The last one I had I sold to a friend, hoping it would encourage him to play in our pool league. In fact, he did continue to play with us. However, I always missed having a sneaky pete; I'll never be without one now!!! It's a great cue and feels as good as it looks! I'm going to call it my "Smooth Operator". If only you could make one that would include the singer "Sade", you'd be crazy rich!!!!!!
Thank you so much for the cue. I do still intend to speak with you about another cue, but feel a need to purchase a better car than I presently have and need to save some money for a decent down payment for a 4X4 (It snows here and I hate it). Take care and I'll chat with you soon.

Sincerely,
Paul Peters

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From: Phil Henderson, Foley, AL
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:29 PM
Subject: The Bird's Eye Maple - Bocote Extreme Custom Pool Cue (SW Series)

Arnot,

Thank you for selling me this cue.
First of all the beauty and fit and finish are top of the line
craftsmanship, but looks alone do not make a cue, hit and feel are what I
look for and your cue comes through in spades.
I purchased two shafts from you, a hard maple shaft and your laminated
Terminator shaft. Being a thirty five year follower and player of the game
I was not sure that a laminated shaft was more hype than reality. Your T3
shaft is amazing, everthing is much easier. The cue ball moves much
easier, English is greatly amplified/increased with less phyiscal effort.
The T3 shaft has allowed me to concentrate on the mental aspect of my
game.
Movment and placment of the cue ball have greatly improved. I'm a believer
in your T3 shaft and your cue. My game has improved so much since their
purchase.
I own several high quality, custom made cues from top makers, they are all
for sale now as their feel, hit and sensitivity are second to the
experince and feedback I get from shooting with a Arnot cue with a T3
shaft.

Thanks Again!
Phil Henderson

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From: Randall and Kathy Strachan
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 2:31 PM
Subject: THANK YOU. Subject: Strachan, Randell - 3 Custom Cues

Greetings Arnot,

We received our 3 custom cues on Tuesday December 27th 2005.

I really don't believe that words can do justice to how we felt when we first opened the protective cases and got our first view of the cues - we were dazzled (and that's putting it lightly!).

I know you have more expensive cues and some that are much more intricately detailed than the Snapping Turtle & Blue Thunder Deluxe Custom, but I must tell you, Kathy and I are in AWE of the artistry and beauty in these cues - they are BREATHTAKING!

Just holding them seemed as surreal as if we had won the lottery.
The T-3 Terminator shafts twisted on with a secure, snug fit.

Next, we took our cues over to our table (an 8' running Simonis 860) and Kathy told me I got first break (using the Jump/Break Snapping Turtle ). I ran the cue through my bridge hand and the feel was magical! I chalked up the Moori tip (I have never seen a tip take chalk more beautifully - with no effort at all). The Moori seemed to lap up the chalk, and with just a few twists it was evenly coated and ready to break. I got into position, sighted, stroked and let her fly - WHAMO! - the result was the most ear-splitting crack! I have ever heard, and 14 balls flew across the table with a beautiful spread (I sunk one ball).

We couldn't wait to start shooting - I could go on and on but I will tell you that BOTH of us were blown away by how much these cues improved our play and ball control immediately! As you've stated, the "feedback" was dead-on and sure.

Our accuracy in striking the cueball with precision must have increased 110%!
The balance, look, touch and feel goes beyond our WILDEST expectations.

NOBODY, will get to play with these cues except Kathy and I - we'd get too stressed out worrying that others would not pamper them and treat them with respect (as we do!)

We're so impressed that I will be contacting you shortly to order two more T-3 Terminator shafts with Moori tips and one with a Water Buffalo tip (for the Jump/Break) to have in reserve should anything happen to our tips - I do NOT want to be without our cues, EVER!

We will sing your praises to any and all who will listen. You are "THE MAN"!
Thank you for sharing your art with us!!

Take care,
Randall & Kathy Strachan

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From: cwatson
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 3:34 PM
To: arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: CUE

HELLO ARNOT

I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF MY CUSTOM CUE <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/707/707.html> . IT IN MY OPINION HAS IMPROVED MY GAME . ITS JUST HARD TO GET A TRUE FEEL FOR HOW HARD YOUR HITTING A BALL WITHOUT HAVING A QUALITY CUE .

ANYWAY , THANKS AGAIN AND I HOPE TO ORDER ANOTHER CUE ONE DAY.

CHRIS WATSON
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

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Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:10 AM
To: Arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: RE: Eight Point Tulipwood Matched Set

Dear Arnot,

I received the cues safely on Friday. Thank you for the great work you did on these beautiful cues, they look awesome!

How much would it be for one of your shafts to fit a 3/8 x 10 pin & a moori tip?

Vinny

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From: Matthew J. Lies, Sr.
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 3:58 PM
Subject: Cue
Hey Arnot,

Got the cue yesterday. It is an outstanding piece of work! The balance, hit and feel are perfect! I have never shot with anything, that shot as good as the one you made.

I let a buddy of mine shoot a few balls with it and after he got done, he wanted your number....so....he might be giving you a call.

I only shot for a few hours with it last night, but it was the best few hours of pool I've played. I can't say enough about this amazing cue. Thanks a lot Arnot!!

//Signed//
MATTHEW LIES, SrA, USAF

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Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 2:22 PM
Howard Bond - Maple Custom Cue Order
Arnot,

I purchased the cue referenced below, and after many hundreds of games, the tip is still working perfectly. (I don't break with it.) I would like to replace the tips on my "house cues" used by my poor stickless friends with these same tips, to remove their favorite excuse for losing. I realize it's been four years, but is it possible for you to tell me what tip was used on this stick?

Thank you very much, and thanks again for an excellent cue stick.
(http://www.arnotq.com/pages/210/210.html).
Howard Bond

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August 16, 2005

Toar Dotulong – Christ Church, New Zealand

This cue that I've got from you is the best cue I ever had. It hits very solid!

Page 118 – 18.5 Ounces

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From: Matthew Gregg, Trotwood, OH
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 10:06 PM
Subject: satisfied customer

My name is Matthew Gregg and the cue you made for me is beautiful but when you start shooting with it that is when it really comes alive. The responsiveness and hit on this cue is amazing. I have played with a Southwest and a Schon and a Richard Harris cue but nothing comes close to your cues.

Thanks for a great hitting cue,

Matthew Gregg

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From: Ian Michels, Mechanicsburg, Pa
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 10:43 PM
Subject: Testimonial

The new rosewood player is awesome. It definitely hits like a dream. I love the pure feel of the ivory joint and ferrule, and the leather wrap feels incredible. Thanks for a great cue Arnot.


Thanks

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Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: Ebony Road Warrior custom Cue

Well It came about 45 minutes ago, right on time . It looks fantastic, so clean and pure. The workmanship is superb. I want to thank you for a job well done. I will be going out tonight to take her for a test drive, If she handles as well as she looks WOW is all I can say.

Again Thank You
Rotty

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August 3, 2005

I had been waiting quite some time for my pool cues. I must say after only being able to play for a couple of hours, they are probably the best investment I have made in a long time. I have had the privilege of playing with many different styles of cues but none have compared to how solid the cues I ordered play. My playing cue there is little to no vibration on the shot. My jump/break cue hits solid and I have never gotten such a nice spread out break on any rack of balls in the past. My birthday is today and I actually got my cues in on yesterday but after the performance I saw these cues put out I would consider this an early birthday present and the best one I have had in years. Thank you. I can honestly say I plan on continuing to buy pool cues from you I have never been happier with a set of cues. Your craftsmanship is well worth the money spent. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

James Vlatch
Clarksville Tennessee

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Name: Ralph Lilley, Fountain Valley, CA 6-2-2005

Hi Arnot

Got your "Butterfly Cue <www.arnotq.com/pages/684/684.html> " last week. The cue meets my expectations and more. It certainly is a solid hitting cue!

I have not played for about 18-20 months, and I am just trying to get back to my former "B" player rating. Right now it seems like I have never played before. One thing is certain, though, your cue is going to accelerate my comeback. Whether I am a good player or not means nothing.

I have a collection of about 40 cues, and have played with just about every "master cuemaker's" cues, and your cue plays very well in comparison. I love the play-ability of the cue, and intend to buy a fancier model in the near future.

I recently retired after working in sales for 40 plus years, and congratulate you on trying to do business the same way I did. That is giving your customers a quality product and trying to establish a good relationship with them. Keep up the good work.

Thanks
Ralph Lilley

butterfly spliced cue

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May 16, 2005

Hi Arnot,

I received the cue last Friday, barely five minutes before I was scheduled to leave for an afternoon session at the Green Room Billiards. Although anxious to try out my new beauty, I restrained myself during the 45 minute drive and I didn't even break the speed limit (that's the Chicago area 75 miles-per-hour speed limit, of course). Once there, it took less than five minutes for me to know it was the cue for me. Within a half-hour it felt like old home week and I was playing with a very high level of comfort and confidence.

Thanks for working with me till we found something just right. The cue not only looks gorgeous, but it hits really great. The weight and balance are absolutely perfect for me. The leather wrap looks good and feels just right, although I think the brown-spec linen wrap you originally had on it may look even better.

The only thing I am unsure of is the shaft taper. It feels "too fat." I laid it next to Bob’s three T3 shafts and mine is definitely fatter. Bob agrees with me. If you recall, we had agreed you would taper it down some. However, I like the way it plays so much that I would like to leave it as it is for awhile, rather than sending it back to you right away. I think that I may be able to adjust to the thickness and the taper, which might be the best thing, since I really don't want to risk altering the playing characteristics of the shaft. If not, then I'd like your agreement to send the shaft back in the future to taper it down some. How does that sound to you?

Nice job, Arnot!

Regards,
Woody

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Hi Arnot,

It has been 4 months now that I have received my new custom made Arnot cue. First let start with the shaft. The T3 shaft that I ordered is 30” in length and as a somewhat thinner taper then the original T3. I have owned many shafts in the past few years, Falcon, Predator 314, Sharp Shooter Pro and Euro taper, this is by far the most powerful. I love the combination of Mori tip and ivory ferrule. The cue overall is very well balanced and delivers a fantastic hit. It is very beautiful and the craftsmanship is incredible, the points of each one of the nine inlays are indeed razor thin. Overall I am extremely pleased with the playability and the performance of my new cue.
Thanks

Terry

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Monday, April 18, 2005

Arnot, cue looks awesome on the net!! I will print it out when I
get to work. I showed or put it this way everyone asked about the new cue
I was shooting with at the tournament this weekend. I can't tell you how
well this cue hits. I am sure to be in the money in May out in Vegas. I
appreciate your effort in building me this awesome weapon. I can't wait to
shoot with it again. It hits a ton, unmatched with any other cues I have
hit with, around 25 different cues so far. I will contact you when I get
back from Vegas for my matching break/junp. Thanks again. J0N

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March 23, 2005

Got the cue today and it is perfect.i can tell right off your new finish is much more durable.Thank you very much and I want to say again you are very fair.More than fair.

mason

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March 12, 2005

Arnot-

I've been playing now for a few months with the slightly skinnier T3 that you sent me. I don't think that it is entirely a coincidence that during that time my game has gone through a major revolution. I love it. Such a consistent hit. So little deflection, so very much english. Thank you thank you.

I got to thinking, and I'd like to propose a project. I want a one piece T3 cue. Just a big long laminated maple cue, with perhaps an ebony star enlayed right near the butt. I think it could be a pretty special and unique piece. (probably end up feeling quite a lot like the house cues of yester-year). Let me know if you are interested.. I'll understand if you want nothing to do with it.

You do outstanding work. A real artist.

All the best,
Ezra

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March 5, 2005

Hi Arnie,

Well Arnie you did it again!!! Just when I thought that it can't get any better than the Butterfly playing cue it does. I got the purple heart J/B cue you made for me and after a couple of hours of play I have permanently retired my old favorite break cue.

After learning to back off the power a little on the break I consistently now pocket 2-3 balls off the 9-ball rack. It makes a difference when you play 7-ball off a 9-ball rack with little effort. By backing off the power curve on the break it allows me more control of the cue ball consistently between the side pockets with usually an open shot on the 1-ball into the side or opposite corner pocket.

Ball separation is very good presenting excellent run out opportunities a high percentage of the time. Thanks again for the phenonomial player and break cues once again. These cues are exceptional in that they have elevated my level of performance by running out more racks of balls consistently.

Andy N

621

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February 27, 2005

Subject: It's a keeper

I can't remember how long it has been since I received my cue but I wanted to tell you that it seems to have made a big improvement on my game. I ordered a 60 inch cue and I had never played with one before and it has taken a while to get used to it. I have received many compliments on the design and workmanship so I am very happy with it. Some of the people I play with have commented on the control I seem to have on the cue ball, which attribute to the new Layered tip. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the tip and several people have asked me for the name. If you have the time please e-mail me this information so that if I need a replacement or need to tell anyone the name I will have it handy.

William T Smith
Kokomo IN.

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Michael Melnick – January 18, 2005

A few weeks ago while visiting my parents in West Palm Beach I also had the pleasure of meeting with Arnot and his family.
I must say it was a great experience having Arnot show me around his shop.

Let me say now I knew it would not be possible to leave his shop empty handed, and so I did leave with a cue Arnot appropriatley named “Eye Candy” <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/676/676.html> . After only three weeks I feel like I have been playing with this cue for years, I LOVE this cue !!!

Arnot thank you so much to you and your family who were all so great to me, I look forward to returning next year to see all of you. By the way my friends also love their Arnot cues, thank you again for who you are and for making such a wonderful product.!!
Your friend,

Michael Melnick, Toronto, Canada.

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James MacKenzie, Ontario, Canada
RE: TerminatorShaftT3 (tm) (Break Taper)
January 18, 2005
Arnot, the shaft you built for me is the best break shaft I've ever
tried. Much better than the Predator Break cue, better than the
Sledgehammer
also. I'm making 2-4 balls on the break consistently. What a great
addition
to my game. Thanks so much Arnot.
James MacKenzie; Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
PS: Will soon order a matched set. THANKS AGAIN

Terminator Shaft Page

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January 10, 2005

Hi Arnie,

Regarding the jump break cue that you sent to me: http://www.arnotq.com/pages/657/657.html:

There's a new game I started that's a whole lot of fun to play. It's called Arnot 6-Ball. You rack-up for standard 9-Ball and break with that awesome jump/break you sent me then run out the remaining six balls or less (again with an Arnot awesome playing cue) 50% of the time or less after you break.

Make sure the competition racks up tight in spite of their shaky hands and sweaty palms (otherwise you really do play 8 or 9-Ball). All that break and run action tends to really put the pressure on the competition. Bottom line is that crushing the rack crushes their spirit. Now thats a real exciting ball busting experience that's worth every penny and more!!!!! Thanks again for all those wonderful weapons!!!! Can't wait to get some more.

Larry - Chicago, IL

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Hi Arnot,
Al Kononiuk - Lombard, Illinois. I bought a maple jump break cue in 2003 (http://www.arnotq.com/pages/31/31.html). We through ivory on it and an extension handle and by the time I was through I had a $1200 jump- break cue (worth every penny I may add.

I entered my first tournament last Sunday January 2nd . To make a long story short I took 2nd place won $175.00 and a nice trophy.
All during the matches players were coming up to me asking where I got my thunderous break stick from (That is what everybody started calling about half way through the matches -(The Thunderstick) and to top that off they were amazed to see how easily and effortlessly I got airborne with the jump stick. A couple of times in the matches I was so snookered there was no way to kick so I went airborne. If it wasn't for the superb and quality Jump-Break cue you custom built for me I would never have placed in the tournament.This is not a paid or solicited testimonial just the rambling's of a gratefull customer. If any body should not believe this you have my permission to give them my phone number and I will tell them personaly.

31
31
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Arnot,

I really enjoyed talking to you and ordering one of your custom cues. Customer service in most organizations is a thing of the past. You went out of your way on two different occasions to correctly educate me about custom pool cues. During our second conversation after I had already placed an order with you, we changed the total construction of the cue due to your input. I really appreciate your honesty and the level of passion you put into your trade. Your exceptional service and the time you took to help was what made the sale. I have shared this great experience with others. I Iook forward to my new cue. Keep up the great work!!!!!


Thanks for the Sevice,


Brent Gregurek

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Dotulong, Toar W. - TerminatorShaftT3 - 11-18-04

Hi Just wanting to say that even though had a bit of problem getting
the shaft fitted to my viking cue, at the end it was all worth it for
this T3 shaft it hits great, nice and solid, I find an improvement on
pocketing especially! Thanks Arnot!

T3 Shafts

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I am glad that I finally have a cue that I can trust when I am shooting in a match and you need a stick that you can rely on. Arnot cues have the best parts that I have seen yet in cue production today. I had bought a sledgehammer and used it up until I got an Arnot jump/break and I have to tell you its like night and day. My new jump/break lets me break with better control and with more force than the sledgehammer ever could. Also with the terminator shaft on my shooting cue, also from Arnot I have better control and fewer missed shots than ever before. I recommend his cues to everyone I know that is looking for a serious cue that they can trust and rely on time and again. Thanks Arnot for my best cue yet.

Sincerely,

Jacob Schexsnayder
Virginia Beach, VA

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Andy N. – Chicago, IL

Arnie, I am fortunate to have had the distinct opportunity to play with the "Arnot Butterfly Cue <http://www.arnotq.com/pages/667/667.html> " as you describe on your website. This is a player's player cue of the utmost distinction. This cue has the best balance and hit to feedback performance that I have ever experienced. It reminds me of what the original Kershenbock goal of what the ultimate cue performance should be. Whatever it is that you are doing do not change a thing and continue this magnificent performance scenario.

Pocket billiards is a second life for me and I have been active in this activity for over 35 years at all levels as a player and a recognized pocket billiards referee. Beyond the many championship matches that I have referred, I am most proud of my role in the referee in the "Color of Money" featuring Tom Cruise.

What impresses me most in your Butterfly Cue" is the outstanding forward weighting balance of the purple heart configuration combined with awesome solid hit that is better than some of my favorite one piece cues believe it of not. The T3 Terminator shaft produces minimal deflection that improves ball-pocketing skills immensely. Last but not least the "butterfly design" as it is a work of art and adds a distinctive element that is hard to find by any master cue maker.

I thank you for the opportunity to play with this truly distinctive and groundbreaking innovation. I look forward towards acquiring this awesome weapon in creating competitive dominance. Thank you once again for the awesome eye opening experience.

Andy N

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Hi Arnot,

My name is Matthew Gregg and I received the Terminator (Purple Heart) Jump Break Custom Cue (The Break Cue of Winners) (http://www.arnotq.com/pages/621/621.html) from you a few months ago. I apologize for being impatient about the shipping but I could not be more pleased about the cue. It took a while to adjust to the power compared to my flimsy cuetec jump break. After a few months after having the cue I was playing one of our house pro's and I made 6 balls on the break playing nine ball. I could not believe my eyes and neither could he, it is almost impossible to not make a ball on the break. As far as jump capabilities my opponents not only have to hook me they have to freeze me to another ball I now can jump a ball that is an inch and a half away. Just owning this cue has brought up my game. I hope to one day break like Francisco Bustamante but thanks to you I am not far off. The only regret I have is not investing in the quick release pin.I shoot with a (name deleted) cue and I BREAK with a ARNOT.

Thanks again for a great product.

Matthew Gregg – Trotwood, Ohio

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From: Gene Bruce
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 9:33 PM
To: Arnot@ArnotQ.Com
Subject: testimonial

hello and belated happy birthday to my dear friend. i wanted to say thank you for one totally remarkable breaking instrument it truly is awesome, i love it and everyone tells me i break extremely well with it again thank you. i hope to get over and spend a few minutes talking with you.

your friend and very pleased arnot cue user

gene bruce

See Gene's cue HERE!

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From: yasuko motohashi
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 5:36 AM
To: Arnot@Arnotq.com
Subject: receive ? cue

receive ? purple ? heart-birds ? eye ? maple ? basic ? road ? player ? custom ? cue ?
? 4/8/2004 ?

? what ? beautiful ? cue
? you ? really ? made ? my ? day
? Thanks ? millions

 
? Japan
?? Haruo ? Motohashi

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------ Forwarded Message
From: Chad Fatino
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 08:42:24 -0600
To: Arnot
Subject: My new cue

Arnot,

I received my cue Sat right about noon. It took me a little while to get used to the Teja Leather wrap. After I played with it for a while, and just adjusted a bit by softening the back hand a little more, I would never want to play with anything else! It hits as solid and straight as I would expect from an Arnot Cue. But what really gets you about this cue is just how damn sharp it is!  The points are incredibly sharp and they line up perfect! Both the Ebony and the Bird’s Eye maple are stunning! It’s amazing how you can see the grain of the ebony in the light. The leather wrap just sets it off, and makes it look really classy! For not being real gaudy, this cue is truly stunning.

I played in the local tournament last night, and I could see people talking about and pointing at my cue out of the corner of my eye. Rather than taking my normal two and out route, I was just one game out of the money which is the best I have ever done! Truly an amazing work of art, and something I will cherish forever!

Thank you SO much Arnot! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have my new cue!
Chad Fatino

Chad's Cue

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From: Mike Warner
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 8:59 PM
To: Arnot@ArnotQ.Com
Subject: Yet another satisfied customer!

I recieved my 1st custom Arnot cue on January 27,2004. Four days later I shot in my leagues Challenge of Champions. This cue has the most solid feel I have ever experienced. The hit is just so true. I recieved an offer from someone a week or so later to buy it, I refused. This may be my first Arnot cue but I doubt it will be my last. My wife took one look at it and we are planning on purchasing her own custom Arnot cue. After shooting with numerous styles of leather wraps, the Teja lizard wrap will be sure to turn heads in pool halls all across America. To anyone who may be thinking about investing in an Arnot Custom cue the quality far surpasses the money you willl spend.

Thank You Arnot,

Sincerely,
Mike Warner

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Arnot,

First off, last Tuesday a guy saw my cue at my BCA league and really admired the workmanship on my Malachite Fantasy. I gave him your card, so hopefully he'll be getting in touch.

I really love playing with both Malachite Fantasy's: (Malachite Fantasy) (Malachite Fantasy Break Cue). I went out and was playing with a Jacoby the other day and it just felt plain wrong. Luckily I had your Figured Ebony Break cue with me and that got me right back on track. I get such a better feel with your cues than any others. Like I'm touching the cue ball with my grip hand on every shot. I know exactly how close to the leave I wanted I'm going to get even before the ball travels anywhere. Keep up the good work.

Hope everything is going fine with your shop and the weather in Florida isn't treating you too bad. I'd sure like to see some palm trees and feel the sun these days. It's nothing but snow, ice and below 32 degree temps up here.

Later,
Bob Carr

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Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 9:01 AM
To: Arnot@arnotq.com
Subject: jump/break cue

Arnot,

I've had my new jump/break for a couple of months now and I am very pleased with it. After a thirty year hiatus from pool, I've really struggled with the break but not any more. Now I consistently make a ball or more on every break and the spread is incredible, making run-out much easier. The best part is it takes less effort so it's much easier for me to control the cueball.

Both the 3/8 radial joint pin and the Terminator shaft are terrific, making me wonder why I've invested in a number of inferior cues over the years.

Best of luck,

B.Bessette
New York, New York

cue

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stoll, Gary P
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 2:18 PM
To: 'arnot@arnotq.com'
Subject: Impressions of my cue

Arnot, once again thanks for being so meticulous with the construction and
finish of my cue. You can see in the details that this is not just any ordinary cue. Now that I have gotten to actually use it for a week I figured I would give you my impressions of it. There is no debate that this is the best cue that I have used. The solid hit is amazing and after a short adjustment time I found myself getting better cue control than I ever had with my previous cue. This cue is easily worth every penny it cost. I will be coming to you for all of my cue needs from now on.

Thanks
Gary Stoll

gary's cue

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Friday December 5, 2003

Michael Dixon - Chicago, IL
Hi Arnot,

Received the cue today and shot a couple games by myself before leaving
for work. First game was average because I wasn't used to this cue. But on the second game I nearly ran the table and I am just an average player. The craftmasnship on this cue is absolutely superb. I have another supposed handmade custom cue that I bought on ebay and the workmanship on it doesn't even hold a candle to your work.

You were also right about how this cue plays compared to my McDermott 20 oz. The hit is almost identical on long shots even though it's lighter (and i've always liked the McDermott for that type of shot), but where this cue really excels is the hit on a soft shot. Every other cue I own approx. 5, hits with a tintiness on soft shots, especially the other custom cue, but yours is rock solid, yet not too hard and controls the hit like no other cue I've ever used. Needless to say, I'm a happy camper and as soon as i catch up on a few dental bills I hope to buy one of your jump/break cues.

I honestly can't fathom anybody ever building a nicer cue than yours
Arnot....and I now know why so many people give you such glowing
testimonials, myself included. Keep up the excellent work and I'm positive
that one day your name will eventually stand beside or even surpass the
lengendary Geoge Balabushka.

Thanks again for the wonderful job you did!

Mike Dixon

mike's cue

To view this cue, click HERE.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2003 2:05 PM

ARNIE,

IT'S A GREAT LOOKING WEBSITE.  THE SHAFT YOU MADE FOR ME HAS A GREAT FEEL AND HIT.  

RON BUSSELL

 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 2:05 PM

Hi Mr. Arnot Wadsworth

I'm Masao Tomabechi of Tokyo Japan.

It's been about 3 weeks since I've received your Forest Green
Custom Cue and I'm using it almost every day.

I've showed it to my teacher of Pool Game. She is Professional
Pool player. Her impression was this cue has power and has solid
feeling. I also have same impression. She said she has never
experienced the same feeling in any other Cues she has ever
played before.

My Pool Game has definitely improved. I'm not exaggerating.
The cue really improved my Pool Game. My Pool Game teacher
said when I use this Forest Green Custom Cue, I am hitting the
cue ball with confident. I think the solid feeling, perfect balance
and the power of the cue makes me confident.

I'm very satisfied with my cue and most of all, very happy playing
Pool Game with this cue.

Thank you very much Arnot Wadsworth.
Masao Tomabechi

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November 4, 2003

Arnot,

Let me start by saying "YOU ARE THE MAN" !!

First night out with my new custom que (Ziracote Road Player) and I am greatly impressed.
The mailman left the receipt card in my mailbox and I was off in pursuit. You see Monday is one of my league nights and I just had to have my new weapon. After driving for a couple of blocks, I had the box in my possession.

I went to a local joint that had a table and this thing cut 3 racks like butter! When league time started several hours later, I proceeded to win 2 of 3 innings, and had the other won but found out how much action your shaft has and scratched on the eight ( table length draw on a 1/2 stroke! ) Oh well a 27 out of the box was music to my ears!

Just gotta say I am very impressed and satisfied with your product, and it already was the talk of the night. My teammates who tried it as well as my wife fell in love with the weapon! Can't wait for the J/B

Best regards,
Joe Calnan
Bradenton Fl

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          Georie Saunders  - Aurora, IL - September 29, 2003
: Arnot, Hey! I received my cue Today and "NICE" just about sums it up. The cue is absolutely beautiful, a work of art. It plays better than any other cue I have ever played with, Up to date and most likely better than any cue I ever will play with. Placing English on the cue balls took some getting used to as the cue hits so precisely and with so little effort. I am so happy with the cue, again thank you so much. Again, it is so much more than what I expected, Thank you so much. Georie
 
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          Name: Bob Carr
          Location: Saint Charles, IL.
          Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2003
          Comments:Well Arnot,
 
     I think we really have something here.  First of all, I took my new cue out to a tournament I play in almost every week at a college bar near me.  I got there a couple hours early to get used to my newest piece of Arnot Magic.  It took virtually no time at all.  Many people commented to me on how great it looked.  The next day I went to meet up with a friend at a local poolhall I had never been too.  I take out my cue and start assembling it and the owner jumps up and asks, "What is that?  Is that a Joss?  Is that a Southwest?".  I told him it was better than those and let him see it.  He agreed that it was among the top 5 cues he had ever seen.  My buddy really thought the wrap was a class act. 
     I can tell a large difference in the feel between this cue and my old Arnot starter cue.  I can tell I won't be playing with much else other than My Malachite Fantasy.
 
Thanks for a great cue,
Bob Carr

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          Name: Bob Carr
          Location: Saint Charles, IL.
          Date: Wednesday August 13, 2003
          Comments: updateArnot,
     I went to my BCA 9-ball league last night.  9-ball has never been my forte and this session in my 1st 9-ball league had been going pretty miserable.  I had won 12 of 24 of my matches.  Last night I won 5 of 6 night shooting with my new cue.  I know that it is highly unlikely that the cue really changed things seeing as how I already played with one of your starter cues, but maybe it gave me a little extra self-confidence or left the opposing player thinking I was too good with a cue like my Malachite Fantasy.  Whatever the case, I'm shooting well and loving the feel of my cue.
 
Thanks one more time,
Bob Carr

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Name: Brad Holland
Location: Newark, OH USA
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 11:51:55
Comments:
Good Morning Arnot, I've played with my new Jump/Break Navigator Cue the last 4 days and I am highly impressed in the quality and beauty of this cue you have built, and I'm grateful to own the prototype. When I break with the T3 layered shaft at 20 oz., it has a sound and feel all of its own. I love breaking with it because it really scatters the balls, and sound is addicting when you hit with the super-stiff shaft. I was even able to break easy and get great ball movement. I could really lock down on the smooth tapered shaft when breaking, and the overall feel and balance of the cue is very satisfying. When using the cue as a jump stick, I was amazed at the ease it was to jump with the cue, whether it be a long or short jump. I was jumping over several balls at a time with relative ease too. I was even shooting around with the jump stick after jumping, and was surprised at how easy it was just pocketing balls. It has a nice balance even as a jump stick and the quick-disconnect joint is handy too. The beauty of this cue you made, is alluring and captivating, with the tiger maple forearm and butt, along with the birdseye maple handle. You selected unique grains of wood which are rich with character. I also love the 4 arrows on the butt that go north, south, east and west...hence the Navigator. The layered shaft is beautiful too and smooth as silk. All in all Arnot, this cue is totally awesome. I have a "one of a kind" specialized cue in my bag that shows why you are a master cuemaker. I appreciate the time you spent talking to me to help me suit all my needs too. You're a man with integrity, and one that I plan to do business with again in the future. I'm proud to own one of your custom cues, signed and dated by you on the forearm. Everyone that has seen the cue is full of compliments about it. Thank you for everything my friend. Brad Holland

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Name: Troy Vaughan
Location: Villa Rica, GA USA
Date: Friday, June 6, 2003 at 07:42:53

Comments:My name is Troy Vaughan and I am a billiard enthusiast. I currently play with a Player Cue and realize this is a low end cue. Recently I spoke with several pool professionals at the Pro-Am tournament at Star Zone in Gwinnett County, GA. Your cues just kept being mentioned as one of the greatest custom cues made today. Almost all 6 of these pros claimed to own one of your cues and this made me a believer that they have to be the best.
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Name: Richard Crace
Location: Grand Haven, MI, USA
Date: Friday, June 1, 2003 at 15:55:11
Comments:

Sorry I took so long to respond. The cue you made for me is beautiful. It hits like a rock and I have so much more control with the Terminator 3 shaft. It took a little getting use to cause I put on a Moori hard tip. But after about 20 hours of play what a power house. A cue to break with, and play with. The ring selection you made for me is excellent. Just wanted to say thanks for one heck of a cue. The best cue I have ever owned. Richard Crace – June 1, 2003

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Name: Alan Olsen
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 21:54:07
Comments:
Arnot,
Howdy Arnot. My new jump/break cue arrived today safe and sound. I want to thank you for the impeccable workmanship. Also, this cue complements my play cue quite nicely - a close match in wood color and construction.
I'm picky when it comes to my cues. Playability and workmanship are high priorities on my cue want list. I could not find any fault with your cue. The joints screwed together perfectly and mated like a fine tuned machine. The curly maple adds nice figuration to the cue.
  Kudos to you and your staff! I cannot wait to try it out to bust a rack or two. I may order another T3 break shaft from you in the near future. Please feel free to publish my feedback, name, and this cue design on your website. It is an obvious winner!
Best regards,
Alan Olsen
Houston, Texas
May 20, 2003

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