AzB Silver Member
Currently, what kind of shaft do you have in the playing cue you use most often? If you have more than one shaft, pick the one you use more.
I use whatever shaft comes with the cue I buy- all of them are just straight grain maple shafts- no low deflection, no nothing but regular old wood shafts, I prefer ivory or Juma ferrules, and I prefer Ultraskin soft tips. I own 5 customs in the $1,000 ++ range and three custom sneaky. i find with this set up that most of these cues play very much the same and I have no issue or no excuse if i miss a shot- NEVER blame the cue or the shaft set up- NEVER. I do not see any need to go beyond what worked for the past legends of this grand game.I seem to do very well with traditional equipment.
With your outlook, why use a tip or even chalk?
The legends you speak of used "new" equipment compared to the legends before them.
No different than when the very first person said "hey, lets try putting this little thing (known as a tip today) on our cues".....
Everything you have in your case was "new and improved" at some point.....and looked down upon by someone else at the time..........
Why use lights?
Lol.....go back far enough and the list is almost endless and I'm pretty sure you wouldn't like it any more than I would.
Well- I think you misunderstood- my comments were not an "outlook" I was just saying what I am comfortable using- I do NOT knock any other shaft out there today- they might be great! I just do not feel a need to experiment- I am very satisfied with my game just the way it is today- so why change? I was just speaking for myself. You gotta relax man!