New WHYTE CARBON vs. Predator Revo Carbon Fiber Shaft ... "Ebony and Ivory"

dr_dave

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FYI, I just posted a new video that compares a new 12.25 mm Whyte Carbon white carbon fiber shaft to the 12.4 mm black Predator Revo. Differing attributes are discussed and careful CB deflection testing is done. Check it out:


Content:
0:00 - Intro
0:19 - Attributes
1:40 - CB Deflection
---- 3:35 - test results
4:19 - Wrap Up

As always, I look forward to your feedback, comments, questions, complaints, and requests.

Enjoy!
 

garczar

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Thank you, and you're welcome.



Size matters only for a solid maple shaft. There are many variables in the construction of a carbon fiber shaft.
With cf its possible to make a 9mm shaft that's stiffer than a 13mm wood shaft. One of the reasons for the explosion of cf golf shafts, you can make them tree-trunk stiff or buggy-whip flexible. Endless fitting options. Same with cf pool/billiard shafts.
 

CocoboloCowboy

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One of the questions no one has asked about CF is how long can they last with frequent use?

I sold a Schragger I had, and used 30 years.

Wood last for ever if cared for.
 

Patrick Johnson

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Size matters only for a solid maple shaft. There are many variables in the construction of a carbon fiber shaft.
Yep. Since CF is so much more dense than maple, I assume CF shafts are all hollow - so the main squirt culprit is wall thickness. That can vary a lot for any diameter shaft.

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dr_dave

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With cf its possible to make a 9mm shaft that's stiffer than a 13mm wood shaft. One of the reasons for the explosion of cf golf shafts, you can make them tree-trunk stiff or buggy-whip flexible. Endless fitting options. Same with cf pool/billiard shafts.

It is probably also possible to make at 15mm hollow (or foam-filled) CF shaft that has less CB deflection than a 12mm solid maple shaft.
 

dr_dave

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One of the questions no one has asked about CF is how long can they last with frequent use?

I sold a Schragger I had, and used 30 years.

Wood last for ever if cared for.

I have a CF mountain bike that has taken a ridiculous amount of abuse over many years with no issues. I would expect a CF pool shaft to easily last a long lifetime.
 

dr_dave

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Yep. Since CF is so much more dense than maple, I assume CF shafts are all hollow - so the main squirt culprit is wall thickness. That can vary a lot for any diameter shaft.

Bingo. That's what makes CF components (airplane parts, mountain bike frames, golf clubs, fishing rods, arrows, and pool cue shafts included) so high-performance. The strength-to-weight ratio is amazing due to the strong but very thin component wall thicknesses.
 

Grimper

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FYI, I just posted a new video that compares a new 12.25 mm Whyte Carbon white carbon fiber shaft to the 12.4 mm black Predator Revo. Differing attributes are discussed and careful CB deflection testing is done. Check it out:


Content:
0:00 - Intro
0:19 - Attributes
1:40 - CB Deflection
---- 3:35 - test results
4:19 - Wrap Up

As always, I look forward to your feedback, comments, questions, complaints, and requests.

Enjoy!
Now if they'll just make a CF shaft that looks like......wood :). Great video :)
 

Bavafongoul

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It’s only a matter of time until someone comes up with a cream color carbon fiber shaft.
By experimenting with the color darkness, it might start to resemble a maple wood shaft.

Imagine that, a stealth like combination that looks like orig. maple shaft but is actually CF.
Yup, it’s only a question of when and I suspect before 2023 rolls over this may come true.
 

soyale

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Bingo. That's what makes CF components (airplane parts, mountain bike frames, golf clubs, fishing rods, arrows, and pool cue shafts included) so high-performance. The strength-to-weight ratio is amazing due to the strong but very thin component wall thicknesses.
thats the same reason why i prefer to use aluminum for my holiday decorations
 

RickLafayette

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The site shows two different pics for the same shaft (Warm Whyte color). There's no contact info on their website.

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RickLafayette

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They do. Check out the Wheat State CF shaft. He can do it in a wood finish. The info is on their FB page. But I've never hit with one so I can't attest to how they play.
I swear, I must be getting old. Actually, I am old. I looked all over their site and cannot find the wheat state color shaft. Perhaps you can post the location like Garczar did.
 

crazy8legs

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I swear, I must be getting old. Actually, I am old. I looked all over their site and cannot find the wheat state color shaft. Perhaps you can post the location like Garczar did.

It's probably not you actually. Lol. I messaged him on FB Messenger. He told me he offers it and sent me some pics that I'm including here.
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