Billiard parlor cuemaker series – George Balabushka, God of Billiards
The movie “The Color of Money”, when Paul Newman gave Tom
Cruise the valuable billiard cues (Its collection of George Balabshka),
it arouses interest and concepts of billions of amateurs to start collecting
the billiard cues, and it started ask who is George Balabushka?
Actually in the
early 1959, George Balabushka has been making billiard cue
cue stick he made are as exquisite as
the famous pianos made by the russian Strndivari. At that time, lots
of fancy players (those days, a lot of profeesional players has emerged
in America) has regarded all his billiard cue stick as a prized collection.
was born in Russia 1912, pass away in 1975 at the age of 63. He came to
America at a young age of 12 and settled down in New York. His first job
was in Manhattan, making wooden toys in school for teaching purposes.
Thus giving him the opportunity to acquire the basic foundation and knowledge
of characteristics of wood. Later in his life, he opened a company manufacturing
wooden products, and because of this, his middle finger was cut off by
an electrical saw. Not satisfied at the sight of losing a finger, George
made himself a wooden finger, his craftmanship is so good that even his
friends did not realized that he lost his finger.
loves playing billiards when he was young, he used to take part in
competitions, and because of his exposure, he came to know renowned
contestants and billiard celebraties.
Besides taking care
of his business, George Balabushka also helps his friends to repair billiard
cue stick . At the same time, Frank Paradise used
his own name to brand himself, and George Balabushka sees it as an
opportunity. By the end of 1959, George Balabushka made some billiard
cue stick himself and gave it to his friends as christmas gift, he
was also collecting data and feedback on the performance of his billiard
cue stick. Not long, George Balabushka started accepting orders with
his thirty years experience in wood working business.
Between 1959 to 1962, George Balabushka is churning out 20 to 30 billiard
cues every year, as George's character is a simple individual, it has
also reflected in his billiard cue stick designs, but George Balabushka
always emphasizes on the performance of the billiard cue stick. During
competitions in America, contestants were always discussing and using
Balabushka's billiard cue stick, because of the exposure, Balabushka
billiard cue sticks were getting famous gradually, this led to more orders.
The orders were coming in so fast, even some of them are willing to send
George an authorised unwritten amount piece of check, just to own his
billiard cue sticks.
According to billiard
experts, professionals and renowned manufacturers, in George Balabushka
lifetime, he has only produce 1000 to 1200 billiard cue stick. Currently,
an original, unscathed billiard cue stick produce by George Balabushka
will sell at US$15,000 and above. And during 1960, there are already
fake Balabushka billiard cues are already circulating in the market.
Nowadays, It is never easy to authenticate the original Balabushka
cue by American Cuemaker’s
Association, but can be done by experts: Pete Tascarella?Bill Schick?Barry Szamboti?Richard Black?Bill Stroud (Joss
West)?Ernie Gutierrez (Gina)?Paul Rubino. Billiard enthusiast can never
be too naïve to believe that a cue with an imprint of Balabushka
have to be the real deal, you have to know that the original Balabushka
has been sold by his family to other billiard companies like ADAM.
There was once a
report in Florida, writing about a billiard player saw an old man
using a worn billiard cue stick to chase away a dog. Intuition tells
him to stop the car, and he bought the worn billiard cue stick from
the old man for $50. Before going home, he stop by a cue-repair shop
to repair the billiard cue stick he just bought. When the shop owner
unwrap the package, he stood shocked with his mouth slightly ajar,
knowing that the billiard cue stick was signed by George Balabushka
with a number “70”.
Since then, it was used as one of the areas to identify a genuine Balabushka
billiard cue stick.
Although it is no
difficult matter to manufacture a Balabushka billiard cue stick by
today's scientific standard, George Balabushka's intense knowledge
of the basic foundation of billiard cue material and his profound knowledge
in joint technology has led to his fame and a must-have collection
for all Billiard Cues Collectors.
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