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Maker of pool cues from 1994 to present in Rodermark, Germany. Distributed in the United States from 1996 to 1997 by Joss West in Austin, Texas.
The Eurowest cue is the result of Bill Stroud´s dream to manufacture cues to the specifications that he has found to be ideal over his almost thirty years of cuemaking. His Joss West cues had become very popular in Europe, and while on vacation there, he was approached by two German investors who wanted him to create a line of cues. A fan of German manufacturing quality in automobiles, machinery, and other fields, Bill saw this as the perfect opportunity to create a unique, superior quality cue.
Eurowest was opened in 1994 in Rodermark, Germany. Four employees were hired to make cues, all with professional technical training and experience in their respective backgrounds. For example, the man who applied finish to Eurowest cues used to apply finish on cars at BMW. Bill designed the cues, set up the facilities, and trained the cuemakers. Only new state-of-the-art cuemaking equipment was purchased, to ensure as near perfect tolerances as possible. All of the construction methods and components had been tried for at least ten years on Joss West cues, except for the then newly designed Uni-Loc Joint, which had been modified for Eurowest. With this joint, all butts and shafts were completely interchangeable. After two years of gaining popularity in Europe, Bill introduced Eurowest cues to the United States in 1996, and his involvement ended in 1997.
Production of Eurowest cues slowed from about 600 cues a year in 1996 to about 100 in 1999. In 2002 Eurowest introduced their new M-9 joint, which they developed themselves. They also developed their own custom shaft taper which is close to a European pro taper. The goal of Eurowest is to produce a good playing cue with typical German quality. All woods are of the finest grades. In 2005 Andreas Stahl and Markus Funk took over the company as sole owners. Andreas had been with the company since the beginning. Now production is back up to about 250 cues a year.
Most cues are custom orders, and almost all of the cues are one-of-a-kind. There is a series of Eurowest models that are available on their website (accessible in both Engilsh and German). Most Eurowest cues sold today stay in Europe, but many have made their way to the United States. Eurowest cues are easily identifiable by the Eurowest logo that appears on the butt caps. If you have a Eurowest cue that needs further identification or repair, contact Joss West, listed in the Trademark Index. Eurowest cues are guaranteed for life against construction defects that are not the result of warpage or abuse, and ferrules are guaranteed for life.
If you are interested in talking to Markus Funk or Andreas Stahl about a new cue or cue that needs to be repaired, you can contact them at Eurowest Cues, listed in the Trademark Index.


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