Interesting deflection difference between Z3 and OB 1+

LeonD123

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I'm the very happy owner of a Pretator cue with a Z3 shaft.

A few days ago, my tip went off. While I'm waiting for a friend to repair it, I borrowed an OB shaft from a friend. I think it is an OB +1.

I really dislike large tips, but it appear that this shaft has almost zero deflection.Quite surprising.

Maybe I should try to buy one of the OB shaft with a 11.75mm tip :rolleyes:

PS: The Z3 had a Kamui medium and the OB a super soft.
 
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garczar

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I'm the very happy owner of a Pretator cue with a Z3 shaft.

A few days ago, my tip went off. While I'm waiting for a friend to repair it, I borrowed an OB shaft from a friend. I think it is an OB +1.

I really dislike large tips, but it appear that this shaft has almost zero deflection.Quite surprising.

Maybe I should try to buy one of the OB shaft with a 11.75mm tip :rolleyes:

PS: The Z3 had a Kamui medium and the OB a super soft.
Wood ferrule or white ferrule OB?
 

ChicagoRJ

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Wood ferrule or white ferrule OB?

OB 1 and OB 2 both have wood ferrule. Pro and Classic have the white ferrule. Sounds like this would be the wood ferrule, which has less deflection than the white ferrule.
 

Coop1701

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I like my Ob Shafts. I keep waffling between my OB 2 and my OB Pro. Both are 11.75. It's odd. I can do a super draw shot with my OB 2. But I can't with my OB Pro. One day I will figure it out. :)
 

gregoryda

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Everyone has different response to shafts. I tried the OB1+ and didn't really like it. I bought the OB Classic+ and absolutely love how it hits. I didn't think the OB1+ had much feel, felt kind of like a dead hit to me. That's why they make different designs, everyone has a different view on things.
 

garczar

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Everyone has different response to shafts. I tried the OB1+ and didn't really like it. I bought the OB Classic+ and absolutely love how it hits. I didn't think the OB1+ had much feel, felt kind of like a dead hit to me. That's why they make different designs, everyone has a different view on things.
Same here. To me the wood-ferrule OB's feel kinda soft/dead. The Classic+ squirts a tiny bit more but feels a lot more like solid maple. I didn't like the Pro+'s taper but it does play good.
 

ChicagoRJ

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I like my Ob Shafts. I keep waffling between my OB 2 and my OB Pro. Both are 11.75. It's odd. I can do a super draw shot with my OB 2. But I can't with my OB Pro. One day I will figure it out. :)

Actually, I think you did figure it out. Shoot with the OB-2 :D
 

ChicagoRJ

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Same here. To me the wood-ferrule OB's feel kinda soft/dead. The Classic+ squirts a tiny bit more but feels a lot more like solid maple. I didn't like the Pro+'s taper but it does play good.

I actually have both. I prefer the wood over the white ferrule. But, on a bar box, it really doesn't matter to me, I only notice the diff on a 9 foot table. I like the quiet hit though, keeps me hitting everything soft, less is more sometimes ;)
 

shanesinnott

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I'm the very happy owner of a Pretator cue with a Z3 shaft.

A few days ago, my tip went off. While I'm waiting for a friend to repair it, I borrowed an OB shaft from a friend. I think it is an OB +1.

I really dislike large tips, but it appear that this shaft has almost zero deflection.Quite surprising.

Maybe I should try to buy one of the OB shaft with a 11.75mm tip :rolleyes:

PS: The Z3 had a Kamui medium and the OB a super soft.

Glad to hear that you like our shafts!

If you would like to buy an OB-2+ shaft we would be happy to sell you one :) https://www.obcues.com/categories/OB-Plus-Shafts/OB%2d2-Plus-Shafts/

Also happy to answer any questions you may have about our products.
 

KMRUNOUT

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