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Snyder1
09-25-2003, 10:04 AM
Just a quick question ... why are ferrules used ? Seems you could just glue a leather tip onto a wood shaft without any kind of ferrule easy enough, without any ill effects ? It wouldn't seem to me that the wood would have any more of a tendency to crack with or without a ferrule or does it act as a kind of shock absorber ? Just curious what the theory behind a ferrule actually is - thx

John

Fred Agnir
09-25-2003, 11:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Snyder1:</font><hr> Just curious what the theory behind a ferrule actually is - thx

John <hr /></blockquote> I think the theory is that a ferrule is designed to take the stress, whereas unprotected wood... wouldn't. Hoop stress and all that.

I think Bob Jewett said he uses a cue that has no ferrule, so someone out there is on the same page as you.

Fred

Jim Buss
09-25-2003, 01:44 PM
The ferrules IS needed to keep your shaft from splitting. You don't need a ferrule if you only shoot soft shots and don't let your tip get to thin.

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