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<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Anonymous:</font><hr> What is SST? <hr></blockquote>
SST = Super Slim Taper
07-26-2002, 03:32 PM
Silly Sales Tactic?
07-26-2002, 11:19 PM
SST is Cuetec's marketing acronym for Super Slim Taper (as you well know by now).
What is it?
A shaft with a long parallel section of taper in the stroking area (the shaft is perfectly cylindrical, it doesn't grow in diameter as it moves farther back) is often called a "Pro Taper".
Commonly, pro tapers are often designated by the length of the parallel section. Thus a 10" pro taper is a shaft with 10" of constant diameter.
The Cuetec SST has a full 15" pro taper. Thus the shaft is 13 mm in diameter at the tip, and is still 13 mm in diameter 15" back from the tip.
This very long pro taper is a bit longer than most production cues, so to seperate themselves from the competition and create a snazzy marketing acronym, they came up with SST.
07-26-2002, 11:42 PM
It's a Cuetec?
Endorsed by Strickland and made in Taiwan.
I ain't buyin' it. Since it's a chemically-coated shaft, I would surely hate it. Too sticky and too stiff for me.
Tony pretty much covered it.
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