CARBON FIBER POOL CUE SHAFTS
It’s safe to say that carbon fiber cue shafts has made a huge impact in the pool world. Some even claim that carbon fiber pool cue shafts is the biggest invention ever in the pool industry. Today, the best carbon fiber shafts are extremely durable and it’s taken a lot of R&D to achieve this.
What is the best carbon fiber pool shaft?
When playing with one of these shafts you get a more consistent and precise result. Also, the feeling is different compared to wooden pool cue shafts. Most often the best carbon fiber shafts are made out of aerospace grade carbon fiber.
The cue manufacturers fill the shafts with a special foam that helps reduce the ball squirt (low deflection aka “LD”) and eliminates a lot of the vibrations. The feedback from a carbon fiber pool shaft is totally different compared with traditional shafts. In regards to which carbon fiber pool cue shaft is the best or who makes the best carbon fiber pool shaft – that is personal preference. You need to test a few of them and chose the one that feels the best for you.
Are carbon fiber cue shafts worth it?
It’s also virtually impossible to warp one of these shafts and they are much more resistant to dinks and scratches. Most players who invest in a carbon fiber pool cue shaft don’t regret it. Yes, it’s worth it!
How to clean a carbon fiber pool cue shaft
Use a (white) soft paper towel and some alcohol to clean your carbon fiber shaft. Eyeglass cleaning tissues is a good option.
- Wipe down the carbon fiber shaft using a damp soft paper towel
- Gently apply the alcohol to the shaft including the ferrule (not the tip!)
- Wipe it off with a dry and fresh soft paper towel
Repeat this 4-6 times per month. This will keep your carbon fiber shaft clean.
Can you break a carbon fiber shaft?
Yes, you can break a carbon fiber pool cue shaft. However, they are much more durable, don’t warp and can withstand dinks and more of a “beating” compared to wooden shafts.