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03-23-2017, 06:23 PM

If you are looking for LD shafts with great feel, these should be on your list:

- Mezz WX700 (12.5mm)
- Mezz WX900 (12.0mm)
- Mezz EX Pro (12.5mm)
- SS360/2 (can order it in whatever tip diameter you like)
- Joss the Natural (12.5mm)

I can`t say I have played extensively with every shaft out there, but I have tried more shafts and shaft/tip/butt combos than most players. And I think feel is in many ways more important than the lowest possible deflection. I can`t stand the original OB shafts, predator or Jacoby, there is no feel or feedback. The new offerings from OB, especially the shafts that uses a LBM ferrule instead of their own proprietary wooden ferulle play ok.
The new 314/3 has more feedback than previous offering, but is still low on my list.
Jacoby Edge is just way too many splices and too much glue for me.
The Joss LD shafts are pretty rare, very few players seems to know that Joss makes LD shafts, and they play great. They have one laminated shaft, it`s too stiff for me, but the "natural" is a great LD shaft.
McDermott shafts, ok but very stiff.
Viking, not my cup of tea, and I think the exact shot ones are pure BS.
Tiger, pretty good shafts, but other brands do it better
Pechauer, nothing special.
Katana, surprisingly good for the money.
Lucasi, nothing special.
I have not tried the new LD shaft from Schon.
I have tried a few European brands too, but that might be hard to get in the states.



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