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02-14-2018, 11:45 AM

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Or where you will be playing at. I don't take my more expensive cue to a shady establishment or area.
Oh agree 100%. I even have a cheapie ($60 Viper IIRC) for those types of places - although I tend to avoid them most of the time.


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02-14-2018, 11:51 AM

My Josey came with 2 shafts. Sure I carry both. Why not? All the reasons given above are good.
  
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02-14-2018, 12:01 PM

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Oh agree 100%. I even have a cheapie ($60 Viper IIRC) for those types of places - although I tend to avoid them most of the time.
Truth. I also have a cheap Viper...because the only pros around the tables in my seedy little home town are the crack whores.
  
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02-14-2018, 12:34 PM

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Truth. I also have a cheap Viper...because the only pros around the tables in my seedy little home town are the crack whores.
And truth be told, Viper doesn't make a bad stick for the money spent. Just put a proper tip on it.


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02-14-2018, 12:46 PM

No such thing as too many shafts.

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02-14-2018, 12:58 PM

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So I have one shaft for my cue and have been thinking about picking up a second. Interested in finding out why folks carry more than one, is it a just in case shaft? Just in case the tip pops off? Do you have the same exact shaft and tip combo? Same shaft different tip? Two different shafts, 1 maybe 12.75mm and one 11.75?

Just wondering....
2 shafts? Don't know why. Superstition I guess. Like blue chalk is better than green chalk. A one thousand dollar cue is better than a 3 hundred dollar que. People are funny.
  
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02-14-2018, 03:57 PM

I always carry 2 shafts for my player. One is always an OB + with a med WB tip. The othe could be an OB classic , or an r360 if I'm playing with the cuetec. Sometimes I just like a different feel that night on the table. Really have not had tips come off in years.
  
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02-14-2018, 04:05 PM

Some of my cues were made with 3 shafts but all of my cues, except the Palmer, has at least 2 shafts
My Runde Schon actually has 4 shafts and unless you're constrained by the economics, you really
should have two shafts. Sooner or later you need to replace a tip and sometimes your cue will suffer
surface damage that needs correcting to avoid becoming a distraction. Some players enjoy carrying
two different size shafts , ex. 13 & 12.75mm or perhaps having the original shaft and a low deflection
version shaft as well. All in all, a 2nd shaft is a relatively small cost, especially if your pool cue
happens to be a custom made cue. I've seen a few Joss West cues where there was only one
shaft. So overall. a 2nd shaft is really a great addition to have for your favorite pool cue(s).


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*Bob Owen Custom- Level 8 (s/d 4-24-16) - Flat Ivory Joint
*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 6 (s/d 5-4-16) - Flat Ivory Joint

*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 8 (s/d 2-23-15) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Ed Prewitt Custom '05 - Level 8 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Bob Owen Custom - Level 8 (s/d 5-4-14) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Tim Scruggs Custom (9-6-95) Level 7 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Runde Schon '85 Custom "R" Series (1 of 1)
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02-15-2018, 10:20 PM

In 20+ years, I've had 1 tip fall off. It was during practice. Being that the majority of anyone's play is practice or a non-critical match, the odds are even less it will happen in a way to cause a problem. Other people have played longer and more than me, and never had a tip fall off.

I carried an extra shaft around for a long time, for nothing. I woke up, and stopped doing that. I also stopped carrying around a break cue and other nonsense. Downsized and simplified and am happier and more focused as a result.

If you make a living playing pool, have an extra shaft. 100% no argument there.

These are the only people with a necessity justification.

Everyone else does it just because they want to. For whatever reason. Which is completely fine. Just wanting it is a good enough reason. Aesthetics is another. Paranoia is good too. Cool factor. Whatever floats the boat. But it doesn't result in any practical advantage, benefit and almost certainly will never "save the day" ...

In reality, for the vast, vast majority of players - it is just a waste. Pretty laughable to walk into a room during league night, and see a house full of SL3's with dual shafts. Yeah, heaven forbid a tip falls off an you have to use a house cue. Instead of 8 innings of driving balls into cushions to win a rack, it might be 10! LOL.


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02-15-2018, 10:57 PM

I always carry two shafts (both with same spec) and play with both of them about the same amount of time.
I have had a tip blow out while in the middle of a big set, having the extra shaft that was as close to identical as possible, in my mind saved me.

I also like to play with short tips, it just feels better to me when it's about dime size.

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02-15-2018, 11:23 PM

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No such thing as too many shafts.

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I have six shafts for my old Joss. Two original, Two JW, and two Scruggs.

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I used multiple shafts.
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I used multiple shafts. - 02-21-2018, 11:13 AM

I have 1 butt, but I have 3 shafts. The shafts have different tip width's, and hard and soft tips. I find that a narrow tip lets me put on more spin. I've tried a hard tip, and medium tips. I want to try a soft tip on a narrow shaft next. Bobu5678
  
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02-21-2018, 11:27 AM

I carry 2, but only really because the spare lives in my case. Shafts are the same, spare has a slightly softer tip. If i'm playing badly, i sometimes switch as it seems to help me focus in, but that's pretty rare
  
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