Nice, what type of cue did you shoot with prior to that?
I'm asking because I generally don't like new wood shafts (that's why I stick to older cues) but I've heard (and read) that Kielwood has the same properties as older wood when viewed under a microscope and was wondering if they hit like old wood.
I tried a lot of the CF shafts. I liked the Jacoby Black's taper and the Pechauer Rouge's hit but I didn't really love anything CF. Obviously a personal preference.
My current shooter is a newsheriff cue with 2 kielwood shafts. I bought it to put in my display because I liked my Schmelke ebony and goncolo sneaky with a 30 inch kielwood shaft as my shooting cue.
I gave the newsheriff cue a trial run in a tourney and it's been my shooter ever since.
If you want to get into kielwood at a lower dollar amount to see if you like it, contact David Schmelke and have him build you a sneaky with a kielwood shaft with the long taper, a 12.4mm tip and a Tomahawk ferrule.
I'm guessing you'll be around the $300-$375 range with one shaft depending on what woods are used and what tip you go with.