I had the opportunity to play with this shaft last week. The shaft is very smooth and visually different with its dark color and no ferrule. The hit is nice with a solid feel. CB deflection is minimal and will be touted as less than the "Z" shaft. From what I'm told the price point will be in the neighborhood of $500 and only available on new cues for now. Shafts in 6 months or so. Seems like a good, although pricy, shaft. Technology, you gotta embrace it or be left behind!!!