Excellent World War II Era Artwork
June 20, 2015
I was given this cue as a gift by kids for my birthday, because they know I love World War II era tattoos. I have a few WWII era tattoos on my left arm sleeve. I have 3 custom made cues, so my kids gave me this cue to keep in my car at all times just in case I'm out getting a tattoo and want to shoot pool while I'm waiting.
Last year for Father's Day, my daughter and granddaughter went with me to get my granddaughters name tattooed in my right arm. We shot pool while I was waiting, since my tattoo artist has a pool table in his studio; however, this review isn't about a tattoo or tattoo studio. It's just the back drop for my review of this excellent Action Pool Cue, These Colors Don't Run.
My daughter had a leather wrap added to the cue and, several weeks later, I had the shaft turned down to 12mm and replaced the stock tip with a soft Kamui tip. I'm extremely impressed with this cue. I have received as many inquiries on it as I have on my 2013 McDermott Cue of the Year. The cue is made of excellent quality Canadian Maple. The shaft is very good, too. It is nice and stiff, thus it won't easily warp.
This cue was much better than I expected even before tip was replaced and it's been extremely impressive, since it was replaced.
My cue wasn't purchased through Ozone, but I'm purchasing two other Action cues in this Patriotic WWII series, Man's Ruin and Tattooed Lady, from Ozone, so I can earn bonus points and have Ozone add a black leather wrap, turndown the shaft and add a Kamui Black Clear Super Soft tip. The cues will arrive exactly as I want. I plan to keep one of these cues in trunk of each of our vehicles, so I won't have to come home and pick-up my cues or just in case a friend needs to use a good cue.
There aren't many cues in this price range as good as these Action cues. I highly recommend that you have Ozone install a Kamui tip, if have to keep the price down. I also highly recommend having Ozone put on a leather wrap and turn down the shaft to 12.50 or below, if you have a larger budget. The smaller the tip, the more English you will be able to put on your shots.
The only reason I'm giving this cue 4 Stars and not 5 Stars is, because Action does not offer a spare shaft with an identically matching collar. I wrote Ozone and verified that point before I wrote my review. Thanks to Ozone for being so responsive to your customers. Action does offer extra matching shafts on their Action Griffin series of cues. I highly recommend this cue to everyone.
I hope this review is helpful.
Have fun shooting pool, Stevo Griffin