History of Cuetec Cues
Cuetec Cues burst onto the scene in 1989 as a new concept in billiard cues. The basic premise being a cue, using a patented process, with a Grade A Plus North American Maple shaft coated with a thin layer of fiberglass or graphite that stayed straight despite all adverse conditions, was extremely damage resistant against the rigors of all types of play, was easy to maintain, and most importantly offered true professional quality and playability at prices just about anyone could afford.
In 1987, an engineer from Taiwan named Jones Chang who had worked in the Tennis industry involved in manufacturing wood rackets clad in graphite, demonstrated some cue stick samples at the Billiard Expo that year which used the same technology. This technology paired with outstanding cue design is what led to the birth of Cuetec Cues. The cues were originally distributed by J-S Sales Co in Mt. Vernon, N.Y and they were a line of 8 cues which included four fiberglass, and four graphite cues.
Entering a new era of Cuetec Cues
By 1992 Cuetec had a Pro Staff of five of the world’s top players. Through good marketing, top-notch salesmanship, and with the help of excellent pro endorsement the line tripled. Seven of the world’s top players had joined the Pro Staff in 1995 and the sales exploded. In a very short amount of time, Cuetec was on its way to become one of the top selling brands in the United States and abroad
By 2000, the line was now 58 cues, strong with a variety of cues that covered all playing needs. When J-S sales was purchased in 2006, the torch was passed to Imperial International.
Introducing Shane Van Boening
In 2009, Cuetec signed Shane Van Boening, a multiple Player of the Year, World, and U.S. Champion. In 2010, in conjunction with Shane Van Boening, Imperial and Cuetec introduced and perfected a hi-tech and state of the art all wood series called R360 which has since become the standard of professional cues.
Since then Cuetec continues to be the highest and most professional quality cue available on the market today. Cuetec has hundreds of tournament wins to prove it.
In order to maintain that professional quality expected by players, Cuetec and Imperial worked extremely hard. By then, Cuetec had diversified into a line of top-quality one-piece house cues and accessories.
Introducing the AVID Era
AVID Era Sneaky Pete comes standard with Cuetec’s newest shaft innovation, a 12.75mm glass composite-bonded hard maple shaft that features Cuetec’s Air Light front-end construction for reduced mass and less cue ball deflection. The Era cues feature a more traditional butt and collar diameter than the “Legacy” Cuetec cues, which gives them a more familiar feel.
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