Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft Comparison Chart

This is a comparison chart of the specifications of the most popular low deflection shafts. I have researched for hours and hours to see what the top low deflection shafts are. Please let me know if you have any suggestions and I can add them.

I have compiled that list into a chart to hopefully make it easier for you to compare the different low deflection shafts in one place.

 

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 Tip Diameter(s)MaterialShaft LengthFerrule LengthJointWarrantyShaft TaperOriginal Tip
Predator Revo12.9mm/12.4mmCarbon Fiber29″Ferrule-lessUni-Loc Quick Release, Uni-loc RadialLimited-lifetime warranty against warpageREVOTM Low-Rise TaperPredator Victory Tip (Soft)
Cuetec Cynergy 15K12.5mmCarbon Fiber29″ ¼” white ABS ferrule
5/16×18, 5/16×14, 3/8×10, Radial, Uni-Loc®, 3/8×14
Limited Lifetime Warranty
29″ 15K Carbon Composite with 15 ½” S.S.T. Pro Taper Tiger Sniper w/black replacement layer
Predator 314-312.75mmHardrock Maple29″0.50″Uni-Loc®, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial and PechauerLimited-lifetime warranty against warpagePro TaperPredator Victory Tip (Medium)
Predator Vantage12.90mmHardrock Maple29″0.45″Uni-Loc®, Radial or 5/16 x 14Limited-lifetime warranty against warpagePredator ProVPredator Victory Tip (Medium)
Predator Z3 (Z Shaft)11.85mmHardrock Maple29″0.40″Uni-Loc®, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial and PechauerLimited-lifetime warranty against warpageConical-Hybrid TaperPredator Victory Tip (Medium)
Lucasi Hybrid Zero Flexpoint/SLIM12.75mm/11.75mmHardrock Maple29″1″Uni-Loc, Radial, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10Lifetime against warpagePro TaperKamui Original Soft
Katana KTXS1/KATXS2 SLIM12.5mm/11.5mmHardrock Maple29″3/8″5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, 3/8×8, Uni-Loc, Cuetec, Scorpion 1 YearStraight TaperKatana by Tiger
OB-1+12.75mmLaminated Hardrock Maple29″3/4″Uni-Loc, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial, Viking QR and Scorpion/CuetecLifetime against warpagePro TaperTiger Everest
OB-2+11.75mmLaminated Hardrock Maple29″1/2″Uni-Loc, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial, Viking QR and Scorpion/CuetecLifetime against warpage Conical TaperTiger Everest
OB Classic+12.75mmWhite Linen Melamine29″3/8″Uni-Loc, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial, Viking QR and Scorpion/CuetecLifetime against warpagePro TaperTiger Everest
OB Pro+11.75mmWhite Linen Melamine29″3/8″Uni-Loc, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial, Viking QR and Scorpion/CuetecLifetime against warpage Conical TaperTiger Everest
OB-XL+13.25mmLaminated Hardrock Maple29″3/8″Uni-Loc, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial, Viking QR and Scorpion/CuetecLifetime against warpagePro TaperTiger Everest
OB-XL Classic+13.25mmWhite Linen Melamine29″3/8″Uni-Loc, 5/16×14, 5/16×18, 3/8×10, Radial, Viking QR and Scorpion/CuetecLifetime against warpagePro TaperTiger Everest

Highlights of Each Low Deflection Shaft

  • Predator Revo: This is the ultimate low deflection shaft made of aero space grade carbon fiber composite. The most accurate shaft at high/low speeds and greatest durability.
  • Cue Cynergy 15K: This is arguably better, worse, or similar (depending on who you ask) compared to the Revo. If you want the lowest deflection ever on the most wood-like-feeling on a carbon fiber shaft, this is the one.
  • Predator 314-3: This is predators best all-around (stiffness, feedback, and accuracy) champ. V-Tek construction allows low-end mass.
  • Predator Vantage: The strongest, thickest, and most stiff shaft of the Predator family. Lowest front-end mass of the 3 (314/Z3/Vantage). V-Tek construction allows low end mass.
  • Predator Z-3 (Z Shaft): The slim and flexible little brother has the smallest tip diameter of 11.85mm of the Predator family. V-Ttek construction allows low end mass.
  • Lucasi Hybrid Zero Flexpoint / Slim: Has TSC (Total Sweet Spot Construction) to provide consistent hits regardless of where the cue is held. No bore in center unlike other LD shafts.
  • Katana KATXS1/KATXS2 Slim: Katana offers one of the smallest Tip Diameter’s (11.5mm) on a low deflection shaft with their Slim KATXS2. All Katana Shafts come with 10 piece radial construction to provide optimal low deflection.
  • OB-1+: Soft and Quiet Hit. 13% less tip end mass than the regular OB Shafts. New carbon fiber pad + ferrule for more strength
  • OB-2+: OB Smallest Tip Diameter with a Soft and Quiet Hit. 13% less tip end mass than the regular OB Shafts. New carbon fiber pad + ferrule for more strength
  • OB Classic+: Firm and Crispy Hit. 13% less tip end mass than the regular OB Shafts. New carbon fiber pad + ferrule for more strength
  • OB Pro+: OB’s Smallest Tip Diameter with a Firm and Crisp Hit. 13% less tip end mass than the regular OB Shafts. New carbon fiber pad + ferrule for more strength
  • OB-XL+: OB’s Largest Tip Diameter with a Soft and Quiet Hit. 13% less tip end mass than the regular OB Shafts. New carbon fiber pad + ferrule for more strength
  • OB-XL Classic+: OB’s Largest Tip Diameter with a Firm and Crispy Hit. 13% less tip end mass than the regular OB Shafts. New carbon fiber pad + ferrule for more strength

If you would like more detail, here is a post where I covered most of these low deflection shafts and their features in more depth.