Samsara Precision Ground Shafts and Dominiak HG shafts

perspicaz

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Hi.

Has anybody tried the Samsara precision ground shafts? How good are they?
Also, has anybody tried the Dominiak HG shafts?

The reason I ask is that I am thinking of getting a high quality maple shaft for my joss to see if I can decide whether playing with an OB-1 or a standard maple shaft.

Thanks.
 
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McChen

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i have both...

the dominiak HG was some of the best wood i've seen. perfectly straight grain, ultra high grain count. mine was like 25+ rings. however, they only guarantee 12+ i think and i'm sure there is some variation in the shafts, so YMMV. i did not like the taper (too conical) or the ferrule (very pingy) though.

the samsara shaft i got as part of their bar cue. straight grained, but nowhere near the ring count of the HG. other than that, it has a pretty standard pro taper and ferrule. plays solid.
 

perspicaz

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Thanks. I don't have anything Samsara... but I do have a Dominiak with a normal (not HG) shaft. It is nice and plays good but I am not sure if it is the ferrule or the tip (Kamui II MS) but I agree it sounds "tick", almost like a plasticky sound that drives me nuts. I did request a long pro taper for that shaft and they did comply... maybe they offer that option for the HG as well.
 

McChen

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it's not the tip, i tried a bunch and while it did help some, it didn't go away completely. LBM ferrules are pingy and i think it's worse when it is a thru ferrule like the dominiak. i have some shafts with capped LBM and it doesn't hit nearly as hard. i replaced my dominiak HG ferrule with a juma ferrule and it is great. i also had mine retapered to a more gentle pro taper.

i've heard many good things about samsara and i was very pleased with the bar cue
 

Thunder Thighs

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I'd be interested to know what the collar diameters are for the vaious joints available for the Samsara shafts
 

McChen

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i'm sure they can make the joint diameter whatever you want. for their standard uniloc quick release and radial, it is the standard 0.842"
 
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