View Full Version : Deflection ratings?

Bob Callahan
09-24-2010, 10:22 AM
The standard reference for deflection ratings seems to be the now-defunct Platinum Billiards (http://web.archive.org/web/20070819062036/http://www.platinumbilliards.com/rating_deflect.php) one, but there may be a possible problem with it--were shaft sizes standardized? For instance, it would hardly be fair to compare a 13mm Meucci black dot with a 11.75mm OB-2, because of end mass differences.

Is anyone else doing a similar study?

09-24-2010, 10:37 AM
Those stats never were fair - IMO. Things like: tip shape and shaft diameter need to be constant for an accurate representation. Also, divulging of testing method must be required.