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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    If you are taking about different people or trying out different strokes, like, what's the best way to increase spin, then you're absolutely right. But we're taking about strokes by the same person. It's my mistake I didn't clarify it properly. By the same person, I simply assumed the strokes...
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    Maintained versus Un-maintained Tip

    Thank you for the clarification. My answer would be... Abso-Fn-lutely! Softer tips is better than harder tips for off-center shots. Harder tips allow easier stun shot (and for breaks/jumps) but not much for anything else. Well-scuffed tip allows greater accuracy for off-center shots. Put them...
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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    What you showed is a hell of a stroke. But I'm not sure if that would bring the cue ball to the corner pocket though. Maybe doable with a different tone of helluva stroke? 🤷🏻‍♂️
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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    Of them all, Meucci CF Pro felt like it requires the least effort, even compared to the other 11.8 tips like the Revo and Z2. Just my personal feeling though. If you get to try the Meucci shaft and came to similar conclusion, it might further reaffirm your findings. I agree it's a cool shot. I...
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    Maintained versus Un-maintained Tip

    Yes, better tip maintenance will likely result in improved performance. Yes, changing something has possibility to throw off a person initially. (though for tip change, I believe it's miniscule) But more than that, I'm personally not comfortable trying to change a person's style or habit...
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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    I got curious so I tried it on the table. I was able to replicate it using Predator Z2, Revo (11.8), 314, Meucci red dot and Meucci Carbon Pro (11.8). [Simonis 860, 13.7oz butt] Took several attempts using the fatter shafts because the amount of deflection is so different between the fat wood...
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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    Lighter cue and smaller tip dont necessarily mean they are better. They simply mean, given the same stroke, those will allow greater spins. But each has its own significant drawbacks. On smaller tips, making straight shot and long shot is more difficult, again given the same person, compared to...
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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    Agreed. I simply wanted to state it completely but no means of belittling Mezz. If I have to guess, it's the tip diameter that primarily caused the difference.
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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    Weight of butt -> heavier usually means less maximum spin (i.e. by the same person); lighter usually means higher probability of miscuing Weight distribution of shaft -> 2 shafts with identical weight, components and materials would shoot differently if one's weight is distributed evenly while...
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    Is it the Shaft or the Tip?

    This is from personal observation. Any critics will be welcome as positive feedback. The tip diameter and cloth quality usually matter most when it comes to quality of spin. So if your observation is based off different tables, then it may be incomplete. Tip hardness too but to a lesser...
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    At what point do you think it's adventagious to learn to jump?

    Predator Air 2 Jump First time I used it, I was very impressed by its accuracy and ease. I've tried several custom jumpers, but not one made by other name brands like Jacoby or McDermott. Of those I tried, I'd tend to find drawbacks. So I am now skeptical of custom jumpers. The drawbacks are...
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    Best Revo to buy to convert to 3/8x11?

    Here's my story that you might be able to relate or get something out of. I have a collection of 5/16-18. Overtime I grew to hate the effort of screwing and unscrewing the godly long threads. So I Googled up and asked around for what my options are. Apparently, it is possible to replace the...
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    Best Revo to buy to convert to 3/8x11?

    https://www.predatorcues.com/usa/predator-revo-12-4-mm-shaft-for-3-8x10-joint-black-vault-plate.html
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    Best Revo to buy to convert to 3/8x11?

    I've never heard of 3/8-11 pin. If 3/8-10 fits yours, predatorhas this pin available for revo.
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