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G-Core or iShaft opinions... - 09-24-2010, 05:08 PM

In all honesty I may have shot one rack of balls with an iShaft (dunno which one), and maybe another rack with a G-Core. Not sure what to think of them.

Never really heard much word of mouth on 'em. What do you all think of them?
  
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09-24-2010, 06:03 PM

"iAnything" seems to sell good these days, as long as the "i" is lower case and the next letter is upper case. I have havent figured out what the "i" really means with all of Apples products, I wonder if Apple did a trade mark on that idea, if so the iShaft people might get a shaft where the wont like it, LOL


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09-24-2010, 08:16 PM

I shoot with a McDermott I-3 on a Dale Perry butt. Excellent balance and a good hitting combination. The 11.75mm tip diameter gives me a sense of geometric precision where I strike the cue ball. I recently purchased a Schon and picked up a used I-3 for it. Just a great hit. I've tried the OB-2, like the hit but the ferrule was a distraction to me. I'll stick with the I-3. Sorry, but haven't tried the new G-shaft so I have no feedback for you on that one.
  
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09-24-2010, 09:50 PM

Having read this G-Core endorsement from Scott Lee, I bought one. After playing with it for a while, I special ordered another to fit a different joint. Mine are turned down to 11.5mm & 11.6mm.

I like 'em.

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09-24-2010, 10:55 PM

I have played with a G-core for over a year and enjoy it more now than when I bought it. Gives the M15-B a solid sounding hit. The only problem was the original tip popped off on a draw shot about a month after I purchased it but that gave an excuse to have a Kamui black medium put on. Trouble free since, a good shaft for the cash.
  
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09-25-2010, 11:40 PM

Bob...I still feel the same way! G-Core rocks!

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Having read this G-Core endorsement from Scott Lee, I bought one. After playing with it for a while, I special ordered another to fit a different joint. Mine are turned down to 11.5mm & 11.6mm.

I like 'em.


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I-shaft - 09-27-2010, 06:06 PM

Corey,
I ordered a couple I-2 blanks. I installed one on a customers cue. I hit some balls with it. I didn't think I would like it too much. It felt so light, but I thought it played very well. It felt very solid, and had plenty juice when I needed it. I played about 10 racks with it, and I was able to use less english than my current shaft. I'm going to put one on my cue! I've never played with a G-Core, so I can't help you there.
  
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09-27-2010, 08:07 PM

I have an I2 and love it, actually like it more than the 314-2 I own, personally. I've also heard good things about the G-core but McDermott is still considering the I series an upgrade over the G-core.
  
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09-28-2010, 04:08 AM

I have a I2 on my McDermott. Since I bought the cue I haven't been able to blame my equipment for a missed shot anymore. McDermott makes a good stock shaft, but I like this one way better, and it did take awhile to get used to. I've never tried the G-Core. My only complaint is that now I don't have any excuse to go buy another playing cue.
  
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09-28-2010, 09:59 AM

Personally I like the G core better.
I have and i2 that was truned down to 11.75.
Peronsally I don't care for it.
Let me know if you are interested 3/8 x 10 pin.
  
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09-28-2010, 05:57 PM

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Bob...I still feel the same way! G-Core rocks!

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Did you play with the other two shafts for as many hours as the g-core before forming an opinion ? And if you didn't , do you think that could be a factor in your opinion of the other two ?


The price difference would be a major factor for people all things being equal .
  
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09-28-2010, 06:13 PM

david(tx)...Which other two shafts are you talking about? There are 3 I-shafts, and I've played with all of them...certainly not for the 300+ hrs that I've played with my G-Core...but enough to form an opinion. IMO, the G-Core is a better quality shaft, and yes it does cost considerably less than other LD shafts out there.

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Did you play with the other two shafts for as many hours as the g-core before forming an opinion ? And if you didn't , do you think that could be a factor in your opinion of the other two ?


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david(tx)...Which other two shafts are you talking about? There are 3 I-shafts, and I've played with all of them...certainly not for the 300+ hrs that I've played with my G-Core...but enough to form an opinion. IMO, the G-Core is a better quality shaft, and yes it does cost considerably less than other LD shafts out there.

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I meant the Predator and OB you mentioned in the linked review .
  
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09-28-2010, 10:06 PM

i have a G-Core and while it is a good shaft, it is not particularly low deflection. It deflects like a regular shaft. The composite core they use does stiffen the shaft nicely, but doesn't really do anything to reduce the front end mass, and thus doesn't cut deflection noticeably
  
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09-28-2010, 10:21 PM

I personally love the G-Core. I've never been a fan of LD shafts but this out of all of them was easiest for me to transition to. Just the hit in general feels better to me than some of the others. It's easy to pick up and play and if you are a standard shaft player you'll enjoy it. If you are used to predator or OB not sure what you'll think.
  
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