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 China named Jones Chang who had worked in the Tennis industry involved in manufacturing wood rackets clad in graphite showed some cue stick samples at the Billiard Expo that year using the same technology. The technology along with outstanding cue design led to the birth of Cuetec Cues. Cuetec Cues started in 1989 as a line of eight cues, four fiberglass, and four graphite, being distributed originally by the J-S Sales Co in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
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. In 1995 the Pro Staff was up to seven of the world’s top players, sales had exploded, and in a very short period of time was well on its way to being 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. The torch was passed to Imperial International in 2006 when they purchased J-S Sales.
Imperial and Cuetec have worked extremely hard to keep and maintain that professional quality players expect and have gotten used to. Cuetec had by then diversified into a line of top-quality one-piece house cues and accessories.
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 that has 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.