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Recommend Good Break Shaft - 05-20-2009, 10:44 AM

Can anybody recommend a good break shaft to add to an extra Meucci stick I have which I don't use? Panther? I want a solid joint so it doesn't hurt the butt over time.

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05-20-2009, 12:02 PM

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Can anybody recommend a good break shaft to add to an extra Meucci stick I have which I don't use? Panther? I want a solid joint so it doesn't hurt the butt over time.

Thanks!
Not trying to be a jerk, but why in the world would you do that?

Spend a couple hundred bucks on break cue and just abuse the hell out of it. Mace, Gilbert or Predator, for just a few hundred.

If you add an "break" shaft to a Meucci, one you have to get something for that joint, and I usually am pretty rough on a break cue. So while the Meucci has limited value anyway, I would sell it and add the money you were going to spend on just a shaft on a cue that was really designed for that purpose, instead of comprimizing something up.

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05-20-2009, 12:07 PM

Find a reputable local cuemaker in your area... take the butt to him and tell him what you want and see what he'll charge you. That's what I would do.

Either that or just break with your playing cue. Many very good players do that.
  
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05-20-2009, 12:13 PM

The IceBreaker Break Shaft

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Break shafts - 05-20-2009, 12:16 PM

I would just invest in a good breaker like a Predator or Fury.I break with my playing cue(schon ltd) and its just a matter of preference.You could get a nice shaft made for your cue and that would be fine.
  
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05-20-2009, 02:04 PM

I use an OB Break shaft and it's by far the best I have used to break with. I have used Predator and McDermott and neither compare, although the Predator comes close (but it eventually broke on me).
  
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05-20-2009, 02:17 PM

hey newstroke, how is the OB break shaft? I saw they announced it but no details on the site and it doesn't appear to be generally available yet. Can you give us some specs and details? i'm using a BK2 now and love it, curious to find out how the OB compares.
  
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OB-Break Shaft - 05-20-2009, 02:38 PM

Personally, I bought an OB break shaft at Derby City this year, I strapped it on to my predator BK2, and haven't looked back since.
For me I get alot more feedback with the OB break shaft. I get much more control with the leather tip than the phenolic of the predator shaft as well. I think for the money, there's no better break shaft on the market. You should try and get ahold of one and try it out. See what you like before you make your decision of course.
Hope you find what you're looking for. Good luck.
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05-20-2009, 02:47 PM

OB break shaft haven't been out long but everyone that has used one loves it. I got mine about 3 months ago and it's the best I've seen.


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05-20-2009, 03:26 PM

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Can anybody recommend a good break shaft to add to an extra Meucci stick I have which I don't use? Panther? I want a solid joint so it doesn't hurt the butt over time.

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The best thing you could do would be to have a cuemaker custom make one for you. Just the shaft wouldn't cost too much. The next best alternative I think would be a predator shaft if it'll fit on the Meucci cue.
  
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05-20-2009, 03:42 PM

Well i'm quite late in the line on this but

OB BREAK SHAFT

Is the way forwards!!!!!!

I did used to use just the break shaft but now i have a full cue

Highly recommended!!!!


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05-20-2009, 04:06 PM

with good break cues starting at 65bucks (a la J&J) to 400 (pick a cuemaker) why would you risk damaging the meucci (i smirked when i wrote that). why not sell the meucci and buy a better break cue and pocket the extra cash
  
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05-20-2009, 04:45 PM

Ice Breaker Shaft- By Tiger Products you will not be disappointed.


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05-20-2009, 11:49 PM

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I use an OB Break shaft and it's by far the best I have used to break with. I have used Predator and McDermott and neither compare, although the Predator comes close (but it eventually broke on me).
Hello,

I was wondering if the OB Break Shaft is as flexible as the OB-1 or if the taper is more stiff and solid?
  
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05-21-2009, 01:18 AM

I've been waiting for the OB Break Shaft to be readily available at online stores as well.... still waiting.... tic toc tic toc...
  
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