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Thanks for sharing.

I'm looking forward to getting mine in the next couple days. I've played bumper-less most of my life, so I don't mind tings or sounds. But, I really wanted a pro-taper. Conical shafts feel to loose to me. Also glad that it has a white ferrule to help with sighting.
Did you end up getting your? Just wondering your thoughts on it.
  
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03-31-2019, 07:24 AM

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Did you end up getting your? Just wondering your thoughts on it.
Yes, I have received it. I probably need a little more time before giving a more definitive review. However, at this time, I will say that I initially I am very happy.

I have never changed shafts without needing a lot of playing time to adapt (other than going between 314-2s which have all played an fairly consistent for me). But this Cynergy feels pretty comfortable immediately. For comparison deflection and spin are not identical but similar to my 314-2s. Somewhere between the z and 314-2s.

I'm not a fan of ferrules less than 12.5mm nor dime shaped tips because of unintended spin. I have decent enough stroke that I can usually get the cue where I need it and I prefer control over spin. This tip came shaped way beyond a dime. Looks more like a 12.5mm roller bearing. But I'm suspicious that that it's been shaped, chalked and hit prior to me, then reshaped to remove the chalk. I could be wrong tho. It does put much more spin on the ball, but the business end is a little thinner than 314-2, but it doesn't put a ton of additional spin than I'm used to. I'm also familiar with sniper tips and I'll reshape the tip soon.

It does hit much stiffer than 314-2. And it feels much more like a solid wooden shaft than any low deflection, wooden cue that I've played with. It doesn't have a dead feel to it.

Since moving to LD shafts, I feel like I've given up having that solid hit in order to get LD. For me, Carbon fiber cues have brought back this feel. If anyone has never played for decades on solid wood, it would be difficult to fully understand that.

I also like the long pro taper, but it doesn't play "whippy." Like most pro taper solid wood shafts. So for me it's the best of both worlds. I like not having a taper on my bridge hand, but prefer a little stiffer hit. Also, just like the Revo, it is super slick.

The deflection is very similar to 314-2s, but my pivot point is much longer... maybe 4". That will take some getting used to.

I've also never like black ferrules. So I'm happy to have a white ferrule.

Overall so far, I'm really pleased.

FYI...The shaft weighted 3.9 oz. The tip was 12.46mm. Slightly more narrow than 12.5mm advertised. I'm wondering whether this may vary between individual cues.

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04-01-2019, 01:41 AM

Did anyone have the chance to play with the entire 15K-cue (15K-butt + 15K-shaft)? I've only heard about and read reviews just from the 15K-shaft played on several non cuetec butts. I'm very curious 'cause I ordered the entire 15K-cue. I hope cuetec designed also the 15K-butt perfectly fitting and harmonizing with the 15K-shaft.

Since today the entire cues are also on Cuetec's website. Now I hope that my german dealer, where I ordered the entire cue, can delivery it soon :-) I'm looking forward soooo so much ...

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Cynergy - black residue? - 04-08-2019, 06:06 AM

Anyone else with the Cynergy shaft get black residue on their hands from playing? It started happening to me in my 2nd/3rd session of using it. Wiped the cue down in between with the included wipes and there was also black residue on the wipe. My hands were clean when I was shooting.

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04-08-2019, 06:12 AM

I haven't had any problems with this, I believe I seen somewhere else that someone did with the Revo
  
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Residue - 04-08-2019, 07:01 AM

I had a little bit of residue at first but it's all gone now and the shaft looks as good as new and performs as it should. Not sure why.


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04-10-2019, 04:08 PM

For those with the cuetec, how are you cleaning the ferrule?
  
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For those with the cuetec, how are you cleaning the ferrule?
Isopropyl alcohol 91% for the shaft and ferrule


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04-15-2019, 05:49 AM

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Anyone else with the Cynergy shaft get black residue on their hands from playing? It started happening to me in my 2nd/3rd session of using it. Wiped the cue down in between with the included wipes and there was also black residue on the wipe. My hands were clean when I was shooting.

Is this normal? Does it go away?
I have two Cynergies and each both exhibit this issue to different degrees. The first one left no deposit on my hand but the wipe down did leave my cloth slightly discolored. The discoloration has been fading with usage which is what I expect. The second Cynergy did leave some very noticeable deposit on my bridge raising some concern. The wipe down also left more discoloration compared to the first shaft but I am not too concerned about it yet as I think it will also fade.

Personally I think alcohol may be a bit too harsh to use as the cleaning agent all the time so I plan to use it only when absolutely required and/or dilute it. I will try wet wipes for cleaning to see if the discoloration reduces.
  
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Anyone else with the Cynergy shaft get black residue on their hands from playing? It started happening to me in my 2nd/3rd session of using it. Wiped the cue down in between with the included wipes and there was also black residue on the wipe. My hands were clean when I was shooting.

Is this normal? Does it go away?
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04-20-2019, 05:48 AM

Here's the related thread on the Revo...

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=491777


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04-20-2019, 02:38 PM

To recap what I said on the Revo thread, I always use a black glove so I would not have seen any color transfer. I did a test, wiping the 15K hard with a dry white cloth over a greater length of the shaft than what would have touched the glove and did not get any detectable transfer. i repeated the test with a portion of the same white rag soaked in 91% isopropyl alcohol and did get a slight amount of light grey transfer. After it dried, I repeated the dry rag test and once again got no transfer.

Since I always use the glove I don't plan on cleaning it again unless I get something on it or it starts feeling sticky, same as i do with the wooden shafts.. I suppose it is possible that skin oil/dirt could build up on the shaft if I did not use a glove but I am not going to test that.


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Yes, I have received it. I probably need a little more time before giving a more definitive review. However, at this time, I will say that I initially I am very happy.
I am happy with mine, everything I had hoped and expected to be.


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I have never changed shafts without needing a lot of playing time to adapt (other than going between 314-2s which have all played an fairly consistent for me). But this Cynergy feels pretty comfortable immediately. For comparison deflection and spin are not identical but similar to my 314-2s. Somewhere between the z and 314-2s.
i was hoping that it would be similar enough to my custom maple shaft and a Viking X2 that I wouldn't have to change my aiming and that seems to be the case.

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I'm not a fan of ferrules less than 12.5mm nor dime shaped tips because of unintended spin. I have decent enough stroke that I can usually get the cue where I need it and I prefer control over spin. This tip came shaped way beyond a dime. Looks more like a 12.5mm roller bearing.
Ditto. I ordered mine with a Kamui Black Medium.

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It does hit much stiffer than 314-2. And it feels much more like a solid wooden shaft than any low deflection, wooden cue that I've played with. It doesn't have a dead feel to it.

Since moving to LD shafts, I feel like I've given up having that solid hit in order to get LD. For me, Carbon fiber cues have brought back this feel. If anyone has never played for decades on solid wood, it would be difficult to fully understand that.
I use back hand english so I'm not motivated to go with a LD when I can get everything I need out of a solid shaft without much drama.


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I also like the long pro taper, but it doesn't play "whippy." Like most pro taper solid wood shafts. So for me it's the best of both worlds. I like not having a taper on my bridge hand, but prefer a little stiffer hit. Also, just like the Revo, it is super slick.

The deflection is very similar to 314-2s, but my pivot point is much longer... maybe 4". That will take some getting used to.

I've also never like black ferrules. So I'm happy to have a white ferrule.
I too was pleased that it was not whippy. I briefly tried out a friend's Revo before buying the 15k and confirmed that I would be happier with the white ferrule. The Revo also had a pingy type of vibration when hitting that made it feel less solid than the 15k. The guy that makes my custom cues said the Revo didn't seem to provide much feedback so I am going to have him try my 15k to see what he thinks.


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Wood to fiber - 08-30-2019, 10:09 AM

After 40yrs with wood, I went for the new Cuetec Cynergy 15K for my Schon (5/16 14).

I was very surprised at how easy it was to become comfortable with the change. The longer taper, white ferrule and lack of squirt made for a significant improvement over the other alternatives. The sound and feel are not much different from standard wood. Maybe this is why comfort came so fast.

I donít go for fads. Turns out that carbon fiber is not the fad I thought it was. It is simply a better tool similar to what golf did to replace wooden clubs.

First thing I did was have the Sniper tip replaced with the Zan soft. This may be a better tip than the hardness changing Kamui. Youíll need to find an authorized installer perform tip replacements or risk warranty and damage issues.

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After 40yrs with wood, I went for the new Cuetec Cynergy 15K for my Schon (5/16 14).

I was very surprised at how easy it was to become comfortable with the change. The longer taper, white ferrule and lack of squirt made for a significant improvement over the other alternatives. The sound and feel are not much different from standard wood. Maybe this is why comfort came so fast.

I donít go for fads. Turns out that carbon fiber is not the fad I thought it was. It is simply a better tool similar to what golf did to replace wooden clubs.

First thing I did was have the Sniper tip replaced with the Zan soft. This may be a better tip than the hardness changing Kamui. Youíll need to find an authorized installer perform tip replacements or risk warranty and damage issues.

Fred
I was not a fan of the Sniper Tip either. I tried 4 tips and went back to my old Cyborg Quick Medium. Truly a great shaft. Love mine. I just recently won a Tiger Cue in a Raffle. So I ordered me another Cynergy to go with it.


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