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  1. KMRUNOUT
    09-16-2015 12:39 PM
    KMRUNOUT
    I like the hit of Mezz shafts, though never tried the WX900. I think I did the WD700. Great hit, but quite a bit more deflection than the Z, for example. I guess according to what I said, the non clear tip might have a hair less deflection. That clear pad weighs something. Mike Dechaine wanted me to put an extra clear pad so he would have *more* deflection! You can message me on FB if you want. Kerry McAuliffe. We are probably friends lol
  2. KMRUNOUT
    09-15-2015 12:21 PM
    KMRUNOUT
    I wish I could offer you more conclusive answers, but I have to say what I know and what I don't know. I can say for sure though that the tip *will* influence deflection. I personally play with a Kamui Black clear medium, generally on the taller side, and very round. This setup works great. I plan to try the Ki-Tech medium hard as my next tip. Hope this helps. LMK if this makes any sense lol.
  3. KMRUNOUT
    09-15-2015 12:21 PM
    KMRUNOUT
    What I can say is that generally speaking, it seems like Uni-Loc joints tend to have very low deflection, all other things being equal. It isn't my favorite joint, but some can be awesome. I play with 3/8-10. I have a 4" extension between the butt and shaft, custom made and very light weight. I use a G10 3/8-10 pin on the shaft side. I swear I get less deflection out of my OB and Predator shafts on this setup than without the extension. I know G10 pins can flex some, so I would say that the joint on my cue *might* allow a bit more shaft movement, which could possibly explain the perception that I and others have had that mine is very low deflection.
  4. KMRUNOUT
    09-15-2015 12:20 PM
    KMRUNOUT
    I have also read that a harder tip may give a tiny bit less deflection than a soft tip. Personally I think the tip *size* makes the biggest impact. My guess would be that single layer tips are likely to have slightly lower deflection, since they are probably less dense and heavy than a layered tip. The Ki-Tech tips are very very nice, single layered tips. I just got a shipment of them and will be installing them on a few peoples cues, in various hardnesses. Check out my facebook page Kerry McAuliffe. I'll post pictures and feedback. I actually started a tip page, since I install tips. The page is KMRUNOUT Tips. I haven't used it yet but I am going to start. As for the joint, I do believe it can have an effect on deflection. I must admit that I don't have good data to claim that one type of joint is better than another.
  5. KMRUNOUT
    09-15-2015 12:19 PM
    KMRUNOUT
    Hi! Curious is this *the* Mike Davis, pro player? Anyway I have experienced a similar thing. I've tried the new Meucci Pro shaft. One I loved, two I only liked. Those two seemed to have more deflection than the other one. Since wood is an organic substance, I think it is susceptible to variations of all kinds. However, I think the radial lamination process helps to "standardize" the differences. The Meucci shaft isn't laminated, so the differences there are more understandable. For a Predator shaft, I really believe the biggest differences in deflection would be due to the tip. In particular, how tall the tip is and to a lesser extent what type. I very big tip essentially adds some mass to the end of the shaft, which directly increases deflection. It seems that the least deflection comes with a fairly short tip. I have read that a dime radius gives slightly lower deflection than a nickel or flatter shape.
  6. JAM
    01-13-2014 12:22 AM
    JAM
    Wishing you a great birthday today, Mike. Haven't read the results of the Florida Poison tournament yet, but last I checked, you were in the money. Nice way to start your birthday. Ka-ching!

  7. JAM
    09-03-2011 10:31 AM
    JAM
    Congratulations, Mike. I was pulling for you to win the whole shebang. You still done good to come in second place. Good for you!
  8. JAM
    01-13-2011 03:10 AM
    JAM
    Happy Birthday, Kid!
  9. tigerseye
    09-28-2009 05:45 PM
    tigerseye
    HEY MIKE!! How have you been? Would you like to be on my apa masters team so we can got to VEgas for free? lol.. Well i am kinda serious...Fuller plays on a team out of Chapel Hill..
  10. Nicole winters
    07-07-2009 08:33 AM
    Nicole winters
    your page says that you have no visitor messages and well that just cant be aloud so im leaving a little comment Now if only you played alittle better pool you might have some more messages!! keep practicing...lol.

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