Thoughts on phenolic cores

desert1pocket

Registered Fish
Silver Member
I just wanted to get some cue makers opinions on phenolic cores. I play with predator shafts, and the new ones have a phenolic core that the insert is set into. I recently bought a new shaft, and got a sneaky butt with the shaft cause it only costs an extra $65 for a whole cue vs just the shaft, and I can sell the butt for more easily. I noticed that the pin in the butt is set in a phenolic core also. I hit some balls with the every combination, new butt and old shaft, new butt new shaft, etc. I seem to get tons of feedback with the old set-up (no phenolic), slightly diminished feedback with one peice of phenolic, and virtualy no feedback with both pin and insert in phenolic. It it just me or does the phenolic realy kill the feedback and feel of the hit? Could it be that I just got a butt and shaft that have low feedback for reasons other than the phenolic?
 

JoeyInCali

Maker of Joey Bautista Cues
Silver Member
It it just me or does the phenolic realy kill the feedback and feel of the hit?

As an insert? I doubt if it does.
 
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