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Katana Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft

Katana Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft

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Market Price: $199.00

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Looking for a performance shaft that doesn't carry the huge performance price tag with it? You've come to the right place.

The Katana shaft is taking the performance shaft market by storm, drastically reducing cue ball deflection while increasing overall playability. Every Katana shaft is constructed with 10 pieces of radial lamination, a shorter 3/8" ferrule and the new 12.5mm Katana Tip by Tiger.

We've played with it and love it, but don't take our word for it. Check out the action one of our customers was able to put on the cue ball with their new Katana shaft and read the reviews from people who have bought and played with this new billiards weapon.

Specifications

Tip: 12.5mm Katana by Tiger
Ferrule: 3/8" Fiber
Shaft: 29" 10 Radial Spliced Hardrock maple pieces 18" Pro Taper
Joint: 5/16x14, 5/16x18, 3/8x10, 3/8x8, Uni-Loc, Cuetec, Scorpion 
Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer

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  • 0.3 product Laury Legutko 2011-01-10" 1.0 5.0 5 This shaft has a longer than normal taper. I don't know what is beyond a Pro taper but this would be it. I switched from a 314 to the Katana because of thread differences when I switched cues. I didn't like the tip that came on it not because of any quality issues just because I was more used to a Kamui Black Medium's harder hit (best tip ever!) but the Katana tip seemed similar to a Talisman or Molavia. I tried using my 314 after a couple months and couldn't get over how much thicker it is (only 0.25mm larger) and really lost the feel for the predator. I really love this shaft and would recommend it to everyone and I even think it plays better than my 314. The biggest difference I've noticed with this shaft vs. other shafts is the ferrule. The ferrule is so short that if you use a chalk that has any kind of wear on it the edge of the chalk will rub on the wood below the ferrule if you're not careful. I have to pay special attention to this area when I clean my shaft to be sure that a blue ring is not forming. Not a big deal and it's not really even an issue.

    This shaft has a longer than normal taper. I don't know what is beyond a Pro taper but this would be it. I switched from a 314 to the Katana because of thread differences when I switched cues. I didn't like the tip that came on it not because of any quality issues just because I was more used to a Kamui Black Medium's harder hit (best tip ever!) but the Katana tip seemed similar to a Talisman or Molavia. I tried using my 314 after a couple months and couldn't get over how much thicker it is (only 0.25mm larger) and really lost the feel for the predator. I really love this shaft and would recommend it to everyone and I even think it plays better than my 314. The biggest difference I've noticed with this shaft vs. other shafts is the ferrule. The ferrule is so short that if you use a chalk that has any kind of wear on it the edge of the chalk will rub on the wood below the ferrule if you're not careful. I have to pay special attention to this area when I clean my shaft to be sure that a blue ring is not forming. Not a big deal and it's not really even an issue.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5354#smartreviews_view 0.3 Katana Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft http://www.pooldawg.com/product/katana-low-deflection-pool-cue-shaft sku KATXS
    5 Katana 01/10/2011
    Laury Legutko
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    This shaft has a longer than normal taper. I don't know what is beyond a Pro taper but this would be it. I switched from a 314 to the Katana because of thread differences when I switched cues. I didn't like the tip that came on it not because of any quality issues just because I was more used to a Kamui Black Medium's harder hit (best tip ever!) but the Katana tip seemed similar to a Talisman or Molavia. I tried using my 314 after a couple months and couldn't get over how much thicker it is (only 0.25mm larger) and really lost the feel for the predator. I really love this shaft and would recommend it to everyone and I even think it plays better than my 314. The biggest difference I've noticed with this shaft vs. other shafts is the ferrule. The ferrule is so short that if you use a chalk that has any kind of wear on it the edge of the chalk will rub on the wood below the ferrule if you're not careful. I have to pay special attention to this area when I clean my shaft to be sure that a blue ring is not forming. Not a big deal and it's not really even an issue.
    I would recommend this product to a friend
  • 0.3 product David McCrory 2011-01-05" 1.0 5.0 5 This is a good low deflection cue shaft for the price. I also have an OB1. For comparing the deflection of the two shafts i can't see a big difference. The Katana performs great on extreme english shots and draws. After a couple of weeks with the shaft I got a Kamui tip installed on it. With the Kamui installed the performace of the shaft is even better. I think this shaft is a wise buy.

    This is a good low deflection cue shaft for the price. I also have an OB1. For comparing the deflection of the two shafts i can't see a big difference. The Katana performs great on extreme english shots and draws. After a couple of weeks with the shaft I got a Kamui tip installed on it. With the Kamui installed the performace of the shaft is even better. I think this shaft is a wise buy.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5353#smartreviews_view 0.3 Katana Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft http://www.pooldawg.com/product/katana-low-deflection-pool-cue-shaft sku KATXS
    5 Katana Cue Shaft 01/05/2011
    David McCrory
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    This is a good low deflection cue shaft for the price. I also have an OB1. For comparing the deflection of the two shafts i can't see a big difference. The Katana performs great on extreme english shots and draws. After a couple of weeks with the shaft I got a Kamui tip installed on it. With the Kamui installed the performace of the shaft is even better. I think this shaft is a wise buy.
    I would recommend this product to a friend
  • 0.3 product kory kelley 2010-12-06" 1.0 5.0 5 so its been a week n i have played with this shaft alot. i love it n recommend it to others. i let some fellow pool players try it out n they liked it too infact i know of at least two friends who are going to purchase one for their cues. like i said before the tip that comes with the cues is a good tip and im still getting used to it but i might change the type of tip once this one needs to be repleced but that is only my personal preference. the shaft gets an A in my book especially for the cost!

    so its been a week n i have played with this shaft alot. i love it n recommend it to others. i let some fellow pool players try it out n they liked it too infact i know of at least two friends who are going to purchase one for their cues. like i said before the tip that comes with the cues is a good tip and im still getting used to it but i might change the type of tip once this one needs to be repleced but that is only my personal preference. the shaft gets an A in my book especially for the cost!

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5352#smartreviews_view 0.3 Katana Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft http://www.pooldawg.com/product/katana-low-deflection-pool-cue-shaft sku KATXS
    5 review update 12/06/2010
    kory kelley
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    so its been a week n i have played with this shaft alot. i love it n recommend it to others. i let some fellow pool players try it out n they liked it too infact i know of at least two friends who are going to purchase one for their cues. like i said before the tip that comes with the cues is a good tip and im still getting used to it but i might change the type of tip once this one needs to be repleced but that is only my personal preference. the shaft gets an A in my book especially for the cost!
    I would recommend this product to a friend
  • 0.3 product kory kelley 2010-11-28" 1.0 5.0 5 i just purchased this katana($143.20)ld shaft after months of research on the different kinds i could get for my mcdermott cue and i will submit a more in depth review when i can hit more shots with it. i have only hit a couple draw shots and some inside english rail shots but from what i could tell the hits were solid and it felt nice. the draw had some good zip and the taper of the cue is not as narrow as some people think. i will post another comment in about a week for those who want to know about a cheaper alternative to the more popular predator($213+) ld shaft.

    i just purchased this katana($143.20)ld shaft after months of research on the different kinds i could get for my mcdermott cue and i will submit a more in depth review when i can hit more shots with it. i have only hit a couple draw shots and some inside english rail shots but from what i could tell the hits were solid and it felt nice. the draw had some good zip and the taper of the cue is not as narrow as some people think. i will post another comment in about a week for those who want to know about a cheaper alternative to the more popular predator($213+) ld shaft.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5351#smartreviews_view 0.3 Katana Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft http://www.pooldawg.com/product/katana-low-deflection-pool-cue-shaft sku KATXS
    5 review of shaft 11/28/2010
    kory kelley
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    i just purchased this katana($143.20)ld shaft after months of research on the different kinds i could get for my mcdermott cue and i will submit a more in depth review when i can hit more shots with it. i have only hit a couple draw shots and some inside english rail shots but from what i could tell the hits were solid and it felt nice. the draw had some good zip and the taper of the cue is not as narrow as some people think. i will post another comment in about a week for those who want to know about a cheaper alternative to the more popular predator($213+) ld shaft.
    I would recommend this product to a friend
  • 0.3 product Mike 2010-11-02" 1.0 5.0 5 One of the really nice things about working here at PoolDawg is that I get to test out a ton of products. The Katana shaft is a fairly new entry into the low deflection market competing with the Predator 314 shaft and the OB1 shaft. The shaft has a somewhat longer taper and is slightly thinner at 12.5mm in comparison to the 12.75mm 314 and OB1 shafts. From a performance perspective it felt extremely similar to the 314. There was not a noticeable difference in deflection between the three shafts. As you might recall we asked a few folks to review this shaft a while back and the response from them was pretty similar to what I found personally. To give you an idea of the level of cue ball control you can get with this shaft check out the Youtube video which was shot by the infamous blogger OMGWTF.

    One of the really nice things about working here at PoolDawg is that I get to test out a ton of products. The Katana shaft is a fairly new entry into the low deflection market competing with the Predator 314 shaft and the OB1 shaft. The shaft has a somewhat longer taper and is slightly thinner at 12.5mm in comparison to the 12.75mm 314 and OB1 shafts. From a performance perspective it felt extremely similar to the 314. There was not a noticeable difference in deflection between the three shafts. As you might recall we asked a few folks to review this shaft a while back and the response from them was pretty similar to what I found personally. To give you an idea of the level of cue ball control you can get with this shaft check out the Youtube video which was shot by the infamous blogger OMGWTF.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5350#smartreviews_view 0.3 Katana Low Deflection Pool Cue Shaft http://www.pooldawg.com/product/katana-low-deflection-pool-cue-shaft sku KATXS
    Mike
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    One of the really nice things about working here at PoolDawg is that I get to test out a ton of products. The Katana shaft is a fairly new entry into the low deflection market competing with the Predator 314 shaft and the OB1 shaft. The shaft has a somewhat longer taper and is slightly thinner at 12.5mm in comparison to the 12.75mm 314 and OB1 shafts. From a performance perspective it felt extremely similar to the 314. There was not a noticeable difference in deflection between the three shafts. As you might recall we asked a few folks to review this shaft a while back and the response from them was pretty similar to what I found personally. To give you an idea of the level of cue ball control you can get with this shaft check out the Youtube video which was shot by the infamous blogger OMGWTF.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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