View Full Version : Predator Shaft ---- Kinda Newbie

09-04-2003, 03:29 AM
OK I have a Lucasi cue. I have heard/read a lot about Predator shafts. So I went a looking.....$200!!!!!! my cue was about 250.00 (online). What is so special about this shaft? Is it THAT much better than a stock shaft and why??



09-04-2003, 04:48 AM
Why don't you do a search using the word "predator"?
This will give you plenty of opinions.

By the way, I liked the feel of the hit with a predator so I bought one.

09-04-2003, 06:13 PM
Predator shafts significantly reduce deflection. If you're just starting out, or if you don't really have a system to correct deflection (you judge by feel), that might be desirable. OTOH, Efren claims he couldn't make a shot with predator shafts; that's because he uses a highly tuned backhand english to compensate for deflection, and has been for years.

I started off using predator, so I have a very hard time shooting with regular shafts. One advantage of Predator outside of deflection is consistency. Every predator shaft you'll ever use will play exactly the same, or very close to it.