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Gordon Hart began constructing pool cues in the basement of his home in the 1960’s. Once perfected, Gordon would travel to tournaments selling the two-piece pool cues. Within a short time his pool cue became popular with top players and Viking Cues Mfg. Inc was born.  Viking Cues popularity grew so rapidly that Gordon had no other decision but to expand to their current location in Madison, Wisconsin. Once expanded, Gordon began production in both the United States and abroad. Since the beginnings the company has always been a family business all of Gordon Hart’s children have been involved and now the third generation of the Harts are working for the company.
 
In the mid 1980’s the movie Color of Money was released and with it the billiard industry experienced a phenomenal growth and changed forever. As a result Viking Cues invested in state-of-the-art equipment to insure a quality product. With doing so Viking Cues became a household name and positioned themselves as a leader in the billiard industry. Viking Cues with their craftsmanship and state-of-the-art machinery continue to produce a flawless, quality, two-piece pool cues.
 
Viking pool cues range in style, variety, and price. They have a cue to fit every budget; prices range from $170-$1400. Viking has 12 different series of pool cues to choose from; the newest of series are the Vortex, Negotiator, Twisted, Dominator, Crown Jewel, and the No Luck Needed. If these aren’t to your liking they have their always high quality standard built G-Series, F-Series, W-Series, and the Decues Series. They also offer the Fat Daddy break and jump series along with their Harley Davidson Cue Series. Viking Cues also has a customize option for those who know what style they like but want to add their own touch and flare.

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McDermott Handcrafted Cues has consistently raised the standard in what billiard players expect from a high quality pool cue. McDermott only uses the latest technology and the finest materials in the world. McDermott finds their inspiration through introducing new products and technology. They find challenge in developing better performance products and are dedicated to the development of new product through the need to step up the game. A process that includes over 150 separate producers in the construction of each cue is utilized. Each shaft is hand crafted from the finest Kiln-dried, North American Hard Rock maple and is turned 11 times for stability. Exotic woods from around the world are used for all forearms, handles, and sleeves.

As a leader in supporting the industry through tournaments and billiard events, McDermott shows that if it’s important to the customer it’s important to them. Through live events, online promotions and social networking McDermott strives to support the sport of billiards. If you’re in need of a cue, McDermott has them. McDermott offers a wide range, the McDermott, Element, Star, Lucky, Stinger Jump/Break, Sledgehammer, are the standard and proven pool cues. The Prodigy for the little tikes who are eager to learn and play, also perfect for small spaces and tables, The Zorro named after the famous “Z” himself. McDermott has also partnered up with Orange County Choppers for a line of pool cues, same high quality built with a little metal and a lot of attitude. If you have the cue and need an extra shaft McDermott has you covered there, with the G-Core, I-Shaft, Big Boy, and their standard Maple Shaft.

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Driven Inc. Clothing doesn’t sell the typical shirt, they sell a lifestyle. Everyone is driven by something, be it getting though the week for the weekend to start, being responsible for the care of others, or the guy who wants to ride the greatest wave ever; we are all driven to do our best.  The team at Driven is no different; they are driven to give 100% of themselves in everything they do, their fighting, their clothing line or just meeting the fans. They take pride and honor in themselves and it shows through everything. Deep down in all of us we have a motto, its finding that motto and showing it off, that’s what, Team Driven is excellent at doing. They bring to life what for some of us is hard to do. There is evil all around us, its what we do to help that makes a difference. Its not one or two people it’s everyone. Our true character comes out with each trial we overcome These trials can either brake us or we can over come from the adversity and forge ahead to become stronger. This adversity is what others need help overcoming.

There is evil all around us, its what we do to help that makes a difference. Its not one or two people it’s everyone. Our true character comes out with each trial we overcome These trials can either brake us or we can over come from the adversity and forge ahead to become stronger. This adversity is what others need help overcoming. In their Unscarred by trials series of shirts, Driven shows off their softer side. Each series of shirts will represents a trial of life and a portion of the proceeds from the sell of these shirts will be giving to the charity of the trial. Each of these series will show a very important meaning and message. The forms of child abuse are represented in the first shirt for the Unscarred by Trials series. The first in the series is printed on a black shirts with artwork all brown muted tones. The front of the shirt has a tiny child crying holding a doll in the back a dark shadow hovering over them. The back has Unscarred by Trials in script down the left side of the shirt. On the right sleeve you have the Driven inc logo in the same muted brown tones. The legacy we leave can be as simple as helping another person overcome the trials of their life.

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