June 3, 2016
After using a Players HXT 12.75 mm shaft (see my earlier review) for several years with improved results over the standard 13 mm shaft, I decided maybe a skinny shaft (11.75 mm) might even be better. After reading the other reviews on this shaft, I decided to give it a try and, man, am I glad I did! This shaft is a game changer! I've been using it for 'bout 3 months now and I can't believe the difference in play! Such a smooth hit, no deflection, a lighter, easier to handle cue stick overall makes for real enjoyable play. The accuracy is a big improvement, cuz the smaller tip forces you to aim more precisely and when you do, the quality of your game goes up. From now on it's nothing but skinny shafts for me! My only beef with this purchase is that although I ordered it from Ozone, I ordered it through Amazon.com because I had some Coinstar coupons that I could apply to the purchase. As a result, I did not get the normal Ozone Rewards points that I thought I would receive. Ozone said I would get the points, but I never did. Other than that, this shaft was a great purchase.