What are the advantages of carbon fiber (CF) or graphite shafts like the Predator Revo and Cuetec 15K?

The following video covers this topic in detail:

For more info, see: “The Carbon Fiber Shaft Craze” (BD, December, 2019).

Advantages of a carbon-fiber (AKA graphite) shaft include:

  • It is smooth and has very little friction, especially with an open bridge.
  • It stays cleaner than a wood shaft, which can be difficult to keep sealed, clean, and smooth (with no scratches or dings).
  • It is easy and safe to clean with a damp towel.
  • It doesn’t warp even under humidity and temperature extremes (so you can leave it in the trunk of your car in any weather).
  • It doesn’t scratch easily.
  • It doesn’t ding when you hit balls, bang up against furniture, or drop it on a hard and dirty floor.
  • It doesn’t have any wood grain that might be visually distracting.

Many carbon-fiber (CF) shafts also have low CB deflection, so see also: advantages of LD shafts. But as shown in the video above, not all CF shaft have the same amount of CB deflection.

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