Why did I choose the name RAVEN for the cues? That one is easy. My wife Diane, who is our photographer and web sales
coordinator, collects pictures and statues of RAVENs and crows. I didnít want a name that sounded like it was going
to rip-apart, devour, sting or pummel something. That just isnít me. Iím much more of a patient, methodical pool
Iím more likely to out think my opponent than overwhelm them. I change my game to better suit my opponent
and exploit their weaknesses. Iím aggressive when I need to be. I can be creative in shot making but rarely
flashy. Often I dominate by just out lasting my opponent. RAVENs and crows, or members of the species (corvidae), are
found pretty much worldwide. They eat
virtually anything, are highly adaptable, bold and incredibly intelligent. The RAVEN can live to an age of about
50 years. They form family groups and are known to care for weak or injured members. They are able to communicate
with each other from miles away. They are skillful and even acrobatic fliers. They donít move south during winter, but
what they do is expand their territories to find additional food sources.
The RAVEN is steeped in legend and mythology. It is represented as a harbinger for the gods. In myth and legend
it is often bestowed with mystical and magical powers. It is a spirit guide, divine messenger, and even the creator. The
RAVEN is referenced throughout the bible. It is probably best known from, and frequently appears prominently in, North
American Indian and Norse mythology. They are well documented in poetry and literature. They are also known well in
written or oral traditions throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America and even Australia.
There are dozens of web pages devoted to RAVENs and their cousins the crow. They have long been known for their ability
to mimic the sounds of nature, other animals and even human speech. Their problem solving intelligence is well
documented. It has been known for a long time that they could use tools. Most recently it has been discovered
they not only use tools but they can make them out of suitable materials. More astounding than that is their
ability to teach other members of their group to use the tools once they make them. Until recently only humans
and great apes were believed to have that level of intelligence.
RAVENs are probably the most intelligent of all birds. They have a place in our mythology and history. They are
adaptable and live a long time. They are true survivors. RAVENs (the birds) are winners and so are our cues.
Click on the links below.
"Tool-Using Crows Give New Meaning to Term 'Bird Brained'"
"Crow Makes Wire Hook to Get Food"
"Crafty Crows Found to Be "Right-Handed" "