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Anybody aware if/ where a carbon shaft for this type of pin can be had?
I appreciate you commenting, ron. I may reach out to you privately about this.I make one, possibly could make one to fit your cue. I would need to know screw diameter and thread pitch, maybe easiest way is to send me one of your shafts and I could determine fit; another consideration is joint diameter; my joint is .880 and most other shafts of that style are only .850, so my shaft would not mate evenly with your butt. My shaft is conical taper, 11.8 tip. Price is $400
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1- mostly the taper & the length : carom shafts are usually conical (or almost conical) , because stiffness is required. The shafts are usuallya bit shorter because the carom cues are shorter ( usually 3 cushion cues are 142cm (tip diameter : around 12mm) , and 140cm or less for "small games" cues (tip diameter : 11mm or 11.5mm)What's the difference in Carom shaft and a pool shafts? What's the difference in the butt end? I see alot of carom cues with the big wood theaded joint What's the reason for that?
Thanks are the butts of the cues shorter as well? Or heavier than pool cues? Any reason not to use a carom shaft on your pool cue butt?1- mostly the taper & the length : carom shafts are usually conical (or almost conical) , because stiffness is required. The shafts are usuallya bit shorter because the carom cues are shorter ( usually 3 cushion cues are 142cm (tip diameter : around 12mm) , and 140cm or less for "small games" cues (tip diameter : 11mm or 11.5mm)
2- the diameter at the joint : most carom butts are between 22.1mm and 22.5mm at the joint.
3- a reason for the big wood theaded joint ? well, that's simply an old tradition ....
Just curious - your friend uses a snooker cue - can make 200 etc - did he ever play English Billiards ?some carom butts are a little bit shorter than pool butts, yes, but some aren't , it depends of the maker.
they are often lighter than pool cues. it depends of the game, as for example for carom "small games" i play with a 470g cue , for 3 cushion atm i play using a 520g cue. ( measured without the wrap)
a carom shaft will -most of time- be thicker at the joint than a pool shaft. to me , it is disturbing , but that's only me ... and not all the pins are avaible for carom shafts. I am extremelly picky when it comes to my shafts, so....
the choice i made, years ago, is to have a versatile cues & shafts system , since i play both carom & pool , but i'm basically a carom player , so i have some pool shafts adapted to my carom butts , and i rarely use them : the best i've found for me is to play carom with my carom cues, and to play pool with a pool cue, being the lucky owner of a Barenbrugge which is my daily player when it comes to pool .
to play pool with a pool cue, and carom with a carom cue is what works best for me... but it's only a matter of personnal taste ! a friend of mine plays everything with ... a snooker cue (even straight rail !!! and he can make a 200points run at straight rail), so ..