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looking for a new low deflection shaft before i spend a small fortunate lol - 06-26-2017, 02:25 AM

Looking for a new LD shaft close to the same deflection as predator z2. I know technology has changed . I'm interested in the following shafts mezz ex pro, Revo and predator 314-3 . Your opinons are appreciated .
  
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06-27-2017, 03:14 PM

I don't think the technology can make up for as much as the original construction design itself. Maybe the highest deflection of the 11.75-12mm, european/conical taper shafts might be in the neighborhood of the lowest deflection 12.5-12.75mm, pro taper shafts. That being said, the revo should be an exception to this because the fundamental material is different; That should be the absolute lowest in terms of deflection.


That aside, I think the preference in comfort and aiming between a pro/conical taper shaft should have more bearing on shaft selection than the deflection figure.


I play with the ~12.5mm pro taper shafts. I've been on a WD700 for the past few years and tried out a Ex Pro for a few months recently. It's similar in feel (which is about as good as it gets for a LD shaft), but I didn't get anything from the lower deflection, so I've stuck to the WD700. The 314-3 does feel a bit better than the 314-2, but you'd decide with your wallet how much feedback matters to you. The Revo does take a bit of getting used to because it feels so unlike what we're used to. Crisp, but not rich because carbon fiber dissipates vibrations so quickly, which could come off as 'plasticky' used negatively if it doesn't agree with you.


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07-05-2017, 12:32 AM

Go with the Revo & you shouldn't ha e to buy another shaft again. I believe Dr Dave said he went from z2 to Revo & they are close to similar. Obviously there will be a big difference in diameter but I'd personally recommend the 12.4mm over the 12.9mm


  
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07-06-2017, 07:25 PM

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Go with the Revo & you shouldn't ha e to buy another shaft again. I believe Dr Dave said he went from z2 to Revo & they are close to similar. Obviously there will be a big difference in diameter but I'd personally recommend the 12.4mm over the 12.9mm
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07-06-2017, 07:28 PM

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Looking for a new LD shaft close to the same deflection as predator z2. I know technology has changed . I'm interested in the following shafts mezz ex pro, Revo and predator 314-3 . Your opinons are appreciated .
Order a Schmelke standard maple FERRULELESS, 12.5mm or even 12.25mm and pro taper.
That's it. Simple as that, you got it. Hit with it a solid year and let me know what you think!
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07-07-2017, 06:02 AM

I would suggest considering the Lucasi Hybrid, a available in either 12.75 or 11.75.
Lifetime warranty and more affordable. Plays quite well.
  
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07-07-2017, 10:59 AM

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Looking for a new LD shaft close to the same deflection as predator z2. I know technology has changed . I'm interested in the following shafts mezz ex pro, Revo and predator 314-3 . Your opinons are appreciated .
I had Bob Danielson make me a prototype of his SS 360 Gen 2, with my Tomahawk ferrule material. It may not be the lowest deflection, but it plays nicely.


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08-25-2017, 11:26 AM

Hey I am selling a new predator 314-3 shaft uniloc with silver ring also comes with joint protector if you are interested. Only reason im selling it is because it came with my 8k1 cue and i have a REVO so i dont use it at all.
  
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08-25-2017, 11:32 AM

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Order a Schmelke standard maple FERRULELESS, 12.5mm or even 12.25mm and pro taper.
That's it. Simple as that, you got it. Hit with it a solid year and let me know what you think!
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I like my Mezz ExPro... but have
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I like my Mezz ExPro... but have - 11-28-2017, 09:21 PM

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Looking for a new LD shaft close to the same deflection as predator z2. I know technology has changed . I'm interested in the following shafts mezz ex pro, Revo and predator 314-3 . Your opinons are appreciated .
I tired them all and I am only left with my Jacoby Hybrid and new Mezz ExPro. I liked the Tiger Pro-X as well... but I've been hearing good stuff about this Vantage Shaft? Not the black fiber deal, but there previous "We really mean it this time LD Shaft" the Vantage... I swore off Predator products since the Z2, but I'm curious about this Vantage does anybody know if it is any good? I like what it says about stiffness, but could it be any better then the Mezz ExPro?


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