I've seen the listing for Parrot Cues in the Blue Book, but I'd like to hear from someone who's had first-hand experience with one. How was the hit, construction, etc.?
I don't have first-hand experience, but some 'cracker' that I know in the south had one and said that the polly finish on it was exceptional and the hit was so good that it's like it was talking back to you. I hope I didn't ruffle any tail feathers by talking about the south that way, so don't squawk in another post.
I do, and this is about right. To see one of mine look here: www.quick-clean.com/cue.htm The finish is thick and gives a 3D appearance to the grain in the wood that I really like. I have cues that were made in the mid 90's that look as good as they did new. The finish doesn't crack or change color. The hit is solid and I can go from one cue to another with very little adjustment. I have cues with SS, Ivory, W2W, and implex joints. The SS is a little different, but the others all hit very much alike (IMO).
No feathers ruffled, we understand that Yankees are like hemorrhoids, when they come down and go back up they aren't too bad; when they come down and stay, they're a real pain in the ****.
I have 2 Parrot cues. Best feeling, best looking cue sticks I have ever owned....and that is a lot of cue sticks over 57 years.
Back in the 90's I used to shoot a little pool. There was a shop located on Staples Mill Road in Richmond called Parrot Cue. David Hodges ran the place and made custom cues. I would go in there once a week and drool over the beautiful works of art that he turned out. Thye were all way out of my price range. He was however making a few sneaky pete sticks with the same shaft as the more expensive stick. I got him to make me one and made weekly payments. It was a nice stick and had the letters DH on the handle.........
Parrot Cues are the best I have ever shoot with. I have had mine for 5 years now. Looks just as good as when I bought it. They are very easy to play with and can improve anyones game. They are expensive though. I paid $1,700.00 for mine. I have seen them as high as $6,000.00 if you ever come across one dont let it pass you by. They are very big in Richmond and only the top dogs run around with them. Someone has to love pool a whole lot to drop that much on a stick.
I may be putting my Parrot up for sale... All the inlay is Ivory, yes even the parrot is ivory.. It comes with 3 shafts and all have screw on joint protectors..