Predator 314 tips stuck on with gum or something

Predator 314 tips stuck on with gum or something

Post by barenad » Fri, 24 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I bought a 314 shaft a couple of months ago.  I don't think I mentioned it
before but before I could really shoot well I ended up putting a new tip on
it to alleviate the dead hit it had.  I replaced the original LePro with
another LePro, so I can only assume that I did a better job putting the tip
on than Predator had done.

All this week I've been playing with my new Predator cue, but today was the
first time I shot with the new shaft as well.  It turned out that the new
shaft had a dead hit as well.  BTW, when I say dead in this context I mean
that it's almost impossible to get any draw.   I'm fresh out of LePro tips
right now so I carefully cut the tip off the new shaft, then prepared the
shaft and tip and glued the tip back on. Now both shafts hit equally great.

Has anyone else had initial problems with their 314 shafts - problems that
went away after a retipping?  I'm thinking that the tips and/or ferrules
aren't being properly prepared prior to gluing at the factory.

--
Dave

 
 
 

Predator 314 tips stuck on with gum or something

Post by tom simpso » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00

On Thu, 23 Mar 2000 22:11:14 -0500, "barenada"

::I bought a 314 shaft a couple of months ago.  I don't think I mentioned it
::before but before I could really shoot well I ended up putting a new tip on
::it to alleviate the dead hit it had.  I replaced the original LePro with
::another LePro, so I can only assume that I did a better job putting the tip
::on than Predator had done.

Maybe they need to switch to sugar-free gum.

LePro's are frequently reported here to vary in quality. LePro
lovers seem to be willing to try several tips to get one they
like.

I been using Moori's on my Predator for 4 years, and am very
happy. I also just put an Instroke tip on a Predator shaft,
but haven't been able to test it yet.

        tom simpson

 
 
 

Predator 314 tips stuck on with gum or something

Post by barenad » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
tom simpson wrote...
>LePro's are frequently reported here to vary in quality. LePro
>lovers seem to be willing to try several tips to get one they
>like.

I've seen the inconsistency complaints here, but since I've never had any
problems with any LePro tips I just chalked the complaints up to tip
snobbery.  Perhaps I've just been really lucky.  In this case, however, I
put the same tip back on and that fixed the problem, so it surely it wasn't
a defective tip this time.
--
Dave