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Spliced/laminated shaft 19 26.76%
Solid maple shaft 43 60.56%
Non laminated LD shaft 9 12.68%
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What type of shaft do prefer? - 09-19-2015, 12:55 AM

What type of shaft do you prefer. I thought it might be interesting to see the types of shafts people are playing with.
  
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09-19-2015, 01:33 AM

Thats a weird question. I would prefer a solid shaft, and voted as such. I play with a 314-2 however. If I could find a solid shaft that had the same squirt characteristics as the predator, I would be all about getting one or three.


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09-19-2015, 01:52 AM

Wooden ones made by Bob Frey or Tim Scruggs with my custom taper which I'm fortunate to have a nice group of. They don't have a fancy name you'd normally find on a car turbocharger but they get it done nicely.


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09-19-2015, 03:51 AM

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Thats a weird question. I would prefer a solid shaft, and voted as such. I play with a 314-2 however. If I could find a solid shaft that had the same squirt characteristics as the predator, I would be all about getting one or three.
I have went back to playing with a solid maple shaft after years of playing with a laminated shaft. I am like you... I love the feel of a solid shaft but also want the lower squirt. I am wondering how many actually play with a standard shaft because they like the feel of a solid shaft over the laminated.


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09-19-2015, 03:52 AM

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Wooden ones made by Bob Frey or Tim Scruggs with my custom taper which I'm fortunate to have a nice group of. They don't have a fancy name you'd normally find on a car turbocharger but they get it done nicely.
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09-26-2015, 05:39 PM

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09-26-2015, 06:54 PM

Mezz WX 700 for me. Before the Mezz it was an OB Classic+. Michael
  
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09-26-2015, 07:15 PM

I have all 3 types in your poll and like each one. I play with the Mezz WX700 the most, then the 314-2.


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09-27-2015, 09:29 AM

Mezz WX900, kamui black clear medium.


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09-27-2015, 09:34 AM

Solid maple with a non-ivory ferrule, gets the job done for me with minimized squirt.


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09-27-2015, 10:05 AM

I used to play with a z2 but the new 314-3 has really surprised me. So far, it has gone against all the stigma of being a "dead, hollow" feeling shaft like its predecessor, the 314-2. It has a lot more feel and definitely feels more solid while still keeping that LD performance we all love. I currently have a Moori medium which i absolutely despise and will be changing it to a G2 soon. But even then, the shaft performs well. Next favorite shaft would have to be the Mezz WX-700, followed by the OB-classic.
  
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10-04-2015, 05:52 AM

Black dot Meucci
  
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12-21-2015, 11:30 AM

seems solid maple shaft is the favorite.
  
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12-22-2015, 02:19 AM

Have played with both the Predator & OB but went back to a solid maple. Probably played a tad better with the LD's but just get too much pleasure from the the sweet feeling of the of a well hit ball with the solid maple. Fortunately my cue maker has a fantastic source of shaft wood and his taper is the best for me. Not all of his shafts are the milky white that many look for but there is a lot of good things to say about some darker wood even those that have "sugar." Hit is all.
  
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12-22-2015, 05:05 AM

I play standard maple shafts. There is a lack of feel with LD shafts I cannot abide. Like they have no soul, hollow.


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