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Bob Jewett
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01-23-2016, 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by LAMas View Post
For all these years, It has been held here that only end mass determines squirt ...
I have held in the past that stiffness can affect squirt. It clearly will determine how much of the front of the stick will be included in the effective end mass. Whether there is a significant variation among maple shafts made by more or less standard methods including coring is a good question. What is clear is that weight near the front of the cue can have a large effect as shown by a lot of low-squirt designs (and Mike Page's vise-grips experiment).

Cross in his paper also says that the elasticity of the tip is important to squirt but that seems not to show up in the typical range of leather tips. Further, phenolic tips, which I would describe as inelastic for Cross' use, seem to have the same squirt characteristics, more or less, as leather tips.


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