Predator revo radial owners

Nyquil

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I do not like the uniloc. Predator seems to be releasing more cues in radial which seems like a solid connection to me. How are the tolerances with the predator butt and shaft for you guys that own this setup? Thinking about picking one up in the next couple of months potentially.
 

jtompilot

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I have a Steve Titus cue that uses the Predator pin and all three of my radial Revo’s fit a little loose. If I don’t tighten them well they’ll come loose. I have a Coos Cue radial pin butt that fits my Revo’s snug. I’m sure that pin isn’t from predator.
 

RickLafayette

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I am somewhat of a Predator collector. Most of my cues are shooters with the exception of two collectibles. Those two are Uniloc cues as well as my BK Rush break cue. Every other Predator I own, 4 of them, are Radial joints. I use the same shaft for shooting no matter which of the 4 Radial butts I use: a Revo 11.8mm black vault plate with stock soft Victory tip dyed black. All my butts weigh 19 oz. with the Revo shaft. Three of my four shooters are extremely sought after models. Every Uniloc shaft I have ever owned has been sold with the exception of the ones matched to the 2 collectors. I have about a half dozen Radials in 314 and Z3 which I hold on to in case I sell one of me Radial butts. After years of shooting all kinds of joints I have decided that, FOR ME, the flat radial joint feels the best and locks up perfectly.
 

Joe P.

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I have 2 Revo shafts and 3 radial pin butts (Mike Webb, custom a friend made, and Predator) and have no problem with them loosening up
 

Nyquil

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I am somewhat of a Predator collector. Most of my cues are shooters with the exception of two collectibles. Those two are Uniloc cues as well as my BK Rush break cue. Every other Predator I own, 4 of them, are Radial joints. I use the same shaft for shooting no matter which of the 4 Radial butts I use: a Revo 11.8mm black vault plate with stock soft Victory tip dyed black. All my butts weigh 19 oz. with the Revo shaft. Three of my four shooters are extremely sought after models. Every Uniloc shaft I have ever owned has been sold with the exception of the ones matched to the 2 collectors. I have about a half dozen Radials in 314 and Z3 which I hold on to in case I sell one of me Radial butts. After years of shooting all kinds of joints I have decided that, FOR ME, the flat radial joint feels the best and locks up perfectly.
Thanks for info. I was thinking 12.4mm but seems like 11.8 is getting some traction. You played with both?
 

bignick31985

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I recently bought a Diveney with a radial and the Revo radial I have on it matches perfectly. I have no idea what the exact size is at the joint collar though.
 

puertorociii

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I purchased a P3 because I love the look. Bought a 30" Revo radial joint, had the P3 switched from Uniloc to Radial, and don't regret it one bit...sounds better feels awesome.. the only way I'll continue to shoot with a Revo..
 

Nyquil

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I purchased a P3 because I love the look. Bought a 30" Revo radial joint, had the P3 switched from Uniloc to Radial, and don't regret it one bit...sounds better feels awesome.. the only way I'll continue to shoot with a Revo..
Heard great things on the P3. One of the largest online predator dealers on a few of the FB billiard pages mentioned it has the most solid hit of any predator made to date. The radial I think helps take the "ting" away that people were mentioning. I don't have that issue unless I need to chalk. I do wish when I got my cue the 30 inch revo was an option that extra inch would make a difference since I am pretty tall.
Cheers
Brent
 

buckshotshoey

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Been shooting with Icon 1-1 with Uniloc since 2011. No problems with joint loosening. Never. It is very well used.
 

buckshotshoey

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I've been thinking.... yeah, I know, some of you didnt know I could do that... i wonder if some of you are just cranking down too hard when tightening? I seen some guys tighten so much, I wonder when they will pull the insert out of the shaft. Almost to the point they need a vice grip to take it back apart. That has to add to wear and tear.

I even seen an Asain pro do it between every game. And I mean CRANKING on it. I think it was the first event Predator tables were debuted.
 

Nyquil

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I've been thinking.... yeah, I know, some of you didnt know I could do that... i wonder if some of you are just cranking down too hard when tightening? I seen some guys tighten so much, I wonder when they will pull the insert out of the shaft. Almost to the point they need a vice grip to take it back apart. That has to add to wear and tear.

I even seen an Asain pro do it between every game. And I mean CRANKING on it. I think it was the first event Predator tables were debuted.
I bought mine new and never cranked on it. I know plenty of people like that pin type though and haven't had issues. To each their own. It's radial all day for me.
 

puertorociii

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I never had an issue with the joint coming loose. Just prefer the feel and hit of the radial pin.


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HueblerHustler7

AndrewActionG
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To clarify, Uni-lock are both pins, One is called the quick release uni-lock the other is a radial pitch ( Radial pin ) flat faced uni-lock developed by predator. But yes Ive played with both and yes Iv'e liked both of them. But I do prefer the tightness of the Radial pin, and have always been a fan of ( Big pin ) flat faced jointed cues.
 
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