The 314-2 is a better shaft as long as you have one that doesn't have a contaminated (basically recalled) ferrule. Predator had a huge problem with 314-2 ferrule contamination. It was one of the reasons for the construction change on 314-3. Both are a bit outdated if your purchasing today in my opinion. Not that you asked, but I think the Cuetec AVID shaft plays better than the Predator 314-3. The amount of deflection seams about the same and it has way more power than a conventional wood shaft. Sky is doing well with it, and I love beating on people with a $1000 set-up, while I use a $250.00 Cuetec.