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.