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Pair A Nick Varner Cue With Predator 314 Shaft


Pair A Nick Varner Cue With Predator 314 Shaft

I bought a Nick Varner cue a few months back, broke the shaft and replaced it with a Predator 314 shaft. I am really happy with the set up.

Does it make a difference if you create a pool cue with a really good front end with a really average back end?

My shooting has improved, but I wanted to make sure I am not doing something "technically" bad with my equipment set up.

Pair A Nick Varner Cue With Predator 314 Shaft

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  1. Karldjkx1 on 3/1/2007 9:24:27 AM

    The playability of a cue will be most affected by the shaft (or the "front end" as you put it).

    How a pool cue shaft plays is determined by it's taper, weight, ferrule, and tip. Each contribute a lot to the way it plays. The butt of the pool cue, and especially the joint, will affect it as well but to a lesser degree.

    As far as putting a higher end shaft on a lower end butt, I feel that almost any time you add a better shaft to a cue you will be adding to the performance. Yes, it will change the way it plays and those changes may take some getting used to. This is especially true when you switch to a lower deflection shaft like the Predator. However, if you feel it works for you then there really is no downside.

    The only exception might be that if you intend to sell the cue. Having a replacement pool cue shaft instead of the original might lower the resale value.

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Pair A Nick Varner Cue With Predator 314 Shaft

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  • Published: 3/1/2007 12:36:10 AM