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Bob Callahan
09-23-2010, 09:09 PM
This is potentially embarrassing, but do you have a tiny shaft? :D

A lot of good players are using OB-2, Z2, and G-core shafts that are 11.75mm, and sometimes less if they've had them turned down. In Samm's What's in the Case interview with Oscar Dominguez (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtk4uwYHKQw), he has an 8mm.

So, if you have a tiny little shaft, fess up!

Snooker players need not apply--unless they normally play pool with their snooker shafts.

P.S.: This isn't a public poll, so your secret is safe!

ctyhntr
09-23-2010, 09:15 PM
Its not the size, but how you use it.

Sorry, couldn't resist the setup.

Mike in MN
09-23-2010, 09:25 PM
Who have you been talking to? My ex-girlfriend? Okay, don't listen to her. She was really mad when we broke up and she's been spreading rumors ever since!

jay helfert
09-23-2010, 09:28 PM
Who told you?

Bob Callahan
09-23-2010, 09:29 PM
Who have you been talking to? My ex-girlfriend? Okay, don't listen to her. She was really mad when we broke up and she's been spreading rumors ever since!

So you say...;)

For folks who aren't sure which way to round things if they don't exactly fit the poll...well, I've always thought honesty was the best policy, but rounded up when trying to impress someone. Here, though, I think you should round down. 11.75mm becomes 11.5mm.

Bob Callahan
09-23-2010, 09:31 PM
Who told you?

I've seen pictures....

HollyWood
09-23-2010, 09:40 PM
You took the words from my neighbors mouth. when at the doctors office he asked if the doctor could cut up his Viagra Pills. So in the morning he could find the( small shaft), and not piss in his slippers in the afternoon. I have used the predator z-1 with the z-2 ferrule. 11.75 with good success. Others say use a good tight bridge and with an open bridge shoot softly.

Bob Callahan
09-23-2010, 09:43 PM
Others say use a good tight bridge and with an open bridge shoot softly.

Shoot softly and carry a little stick? (http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm139.html)

poolplayer2093
09-23-2010, 10:38 PM
i can't use anything under 12.5 and that's pushing it

skiergirl55
09-23-2010, 11:17 PM
I don't know about shafts, but my tiPs are big.:cool:

greyghost
09-24-2010, 01:35 AM
i can't use anything under 12.5 and that's pushing it

I'm fine down to 11mm with a red circle or blue circle or the measles CB

on a bar box with the crap ball I don't like going below 12.5 as i find its an end mass problem with the smaller heavy ball

f-50evolution
09-24-2010, 07:11 AM
i'm using the OB classic pro and i am in love with it. its diameter is 11.75 however it just take a while to get used to the taper and tip diameter

Fenwick
09-24-2010, 07:32 AM
2 Z-2's, 11.75 & 11.69. 12.25 & 12.0 standard shafts. I also carry a 13 mm for breaking playing 9 ball.

poolplayer2093
09-25-2010, 08:42 AM
I'm fine down to 11mm with a red circle or blue circle or the measles CB

on a bar box with the crap ball I don't like going below 12.5 as i find its an end mass problem with the smaller heavy ball

i have a gilbert shaft that i use most of that time that's 12.5 but with the measles ball i can't do it. i gotta use the thicker shaft.

i have too many flaws in my stroke to use anything close to 11mm. i'd be worried about the shaft buckling if i had to thump a ball. that and i know i'd spin balls out of the pocket trying to go that small

poolplayer2093
09-25-2010, 08:43 AM
I don't know about shafts, but my tiPs are big.:cool:

now she's my kinda girl. not because she can take and give a joke either........ i just really dig chicks with big tips

FASTEDDIE427
09-25-2010, 08:52 AM
Yeah so i guess my OB1 12.75 dosent make the cut

onemorebrando
09-26-2010, 09:35 PM
i've a Z2 I really like.

Bob Callahan
09-26-2010, 10:04 PM
Yeah so i guess my OB1 12.75 dosent make the cut

Sure it does--round down. We don't want to leave anyone who'll admit it out of the tiny shaft club. Besides, my OB-1 that is theoretically 12.75mm, is actually 12.5mm.

Luxury
09-27-2010, 06:09 AM
She just has a large vagina. -Curb your Enthusiasm

Hierovision
09-27-2010, 06:46 AM
Since there's no option for 11.75 I picked both 11.5 and 12. OB Classic Pro is the best!

poolplayer2093
09-27-2010, 08:16 AM
the real question is "what's more important, length or girth?"

dabarbr
09-27-2010, 09:15 AM
I found the magic wand. The Tiger X-pro 11.75. I still haven't reached it's limitations.

Snake Plisken
09-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Why...? What have you heard?

iownthe412
09-27-2010, 10:23 AM
i haven't really measured it but I would say it's comparible to a tic tac and 2 skittles.