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OB shaft review -issues - 07-26-2017, 02:15 PM

In the past almost 2 years I have bought a total of 3 XL Classic plus shafts and 3 OB Classic plus shaft. Full price. That's almost $2000 of my Canadian dollars.

Here are the issues with these shafts.

1. Not 1 of them is straight anymore, period.

2. For a shaft in the low defection market and pricing there's an awful lot of sugar marks in the shafts. I don't play predator but you don't see that from them. A sugar mark on a Jacoby Hybrid is a factory second. To me that's unacceptable. No way OB should let a shaft with sugar marks in the stroking area out of the shop.

3.The melamine ferrule OB uses is a chalk magnet. Most chalk will penetrate the sealed ferrule very quick even if you chalk proper. Black specs, just a matter of time. Its so bad I want to change the ferrules to something else.

Bottom line.. I expect better for a $220 shaft and feel I have waisted my money. Really is too bad as I love the playability but these issues are making me search and recommend something else.
  
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07-26-2017, 07:22 PM

Im shooting an i3 short ferrule no issues here . Going on the year mark now.
  
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07-27-2017, 09:07 AM

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In the past almost 2 years I have bought a total of 3 XL Classic plus shafts and 3 OB Classic plus shaft. Full price. That's almost $2000 of my Canadian dollars.

Here are the issues with these shafts.

1. Not 1 of them is straight anymore, period. Buy a Revo stays straight forever

2. For a shaft in the low defection market and pricing there's an awful lot of sugar marks in the shafts. I don't play predator but you don't see that from them. A sugar mark on a Jacoby Hybrid is a factory second. To me that's unacceptable. No way OB should let a shaft with sugar marks in the stroking area out of the shop. Buy a Revo No sugar

3.The melamine ferrule OB uses is a chalk magnet. Most chalk will penetrate the sealed ferrule very quick even if you chalk proper. Black specs, just a matter of time. Its so bad I want to change the ferrules to something else. Buy a Revo no ferrule to get dirty

Bottom line.. I expect better for a $220 shaft and feel I have waisted my money. Really is too bad as I love the playability but these issues are making me search and recommend something else.
Buy 1 Revo not three OB's for less money
  
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07-27-2017, 10:10 AM

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Buy 1 Revo not three OB's for less money
The one i had(sold the cue) was sugar-free but you're right about the ferrule. Its got like a slight grid pattern texture that just grabs(and holds) chalk. MagicEraser does a great job of removing it but its back 20 shots after you clean it. They need to switch to Tomahawk ferrules. Super light and easy to keep clean.
  
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02-12-2018, 11:17 PM

I also have this problem with my OB ferruel. Ill have to try the magic eraser because nothing else works.
  
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02-13-2018, 08:48 PM

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In the past almost 2 years I have bought a total of 3 XL Classic plus shafts and 3 OB Classic plus shaft. Full price. That's almost $2000 of my Canadian dollars.

Here are the issues with these shafts.

1. Not 1 of them is straight anymore, period.OB warranty covers warping on "plus" shafts.

2. For a shaft in the low defection market and pricing there's an awful lot of sugar marks in the shafts. I don't play predator but you don't see that from them. A sugar mark on a Jacoby Hybrid is a factory second. To me that's unacceptable. No way OB should let a shaft with sugar marks in the stroking area out of the shop. Mine is pretty clean of sugar marks

3.The melamine ferrule OB uses is a chalk magnet. Most chalk will penetrate the sealed ferrule very quick even if you chalk proper. Black specs, just a matter of time. Its so bad I want to change the ferrules to something else.agree!

Bottom line.. I expect better for a $220 shaft and feel I have waisted my money. Really is too bad as I love the playability but these issues are making me search and recommend something else.
I would call OB and send the warped shafts back and express your others concerns to them. I'm sure they would want your feedback.
  
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