View Full Version : Ferrule length

09-27-2003, 12:29 AM
Does the length of the ferrule affect the way a shaft plays? Would a shaft with 1 inch ivory ferrule have more deflection compared to a shaft with 3/4 inch ivory ferrule?
Are there any advantages/disadvantages of having a long/short ferrule? Thanks for your help!

09-27-2003, 02:58 PM
Apparently there is a difference. Almost all jump cues come with tiny short ferrules so maybe they're better for high impact shots, while the long ferrules are better for finesse.

09-29-2003, 05:55 AM
Meucci is extremely flexible and uses a long ferrule while predator is stiff and uses a short ferrule. I don't know if this means anything, but it does give the impression that the length of the ferrule has some impact.

If I was having a shaft made I would stick to the standard length and get either an ivory or a linen based ferrule.