Replacing tip on Predator 314

Replacing tip on Predator 314

Post by R. Nas » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 14:18:16


I need to put a new tip on my Predator 314 shaft.  People have told me that
I can take it to the local pro shop and have them do it.

Others have told me the predator ferrule is a proprietary material, and as
such, the shaft should be shipped to predator for tip replacement.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

RCN

 
 
 

Replacing tip on Predator 314

Post by Ken Bou » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:03:14

Take it to the local pro shop.  I have been doing that for years with no
problems whatsoever.  I do ask that they not touch the shaft.  Some shops
like to "clean" the shaft which usually means "sand" down a few mils.  They
don't take off much material, but it can add up over time.  I keep my shafts
clean and smooth, so I don't want them made any skinnier unless that's my
intended purpose.

Ken Bour


Quote:
> I need to put a new tip on my Predator 314 shaft.  People have told me
that
> I can take it to the local pro shop and have them do it.

> Others have told me the predator ferrule is a proprietary material, and as
> such, the shaft should be shipped to predator for tip replacement.

> Any help is appreciated.

> Thanks.

> RCN


 
 
 

Replacing tip on Predator 314

Post by Ron Shepar » Tue, 21 Oct 2003 00:14:00



Quote:
> I need to put a new tip on my Predator 314 shaft.  People have told me that
> I can take it to the local pro shop and have them do it.

This is alright, but there are a couple of mistakes that they should
avoid.  The Predator ferrule is capped, so they should not sand down
or face off too much of the ferrule material when they remove the
old tip.  Also, the ferrule material is soft, so they should be
careful to avoid heating it at the end when they use sandpaper to
finish off the edge of the tip and the side of the ferrule.  Some
cue repair people seem to do a better job of this than others, so it
might be worth asking around to see who has good recommendations.

Here is another option.  If you like fibre pads under your tips,
then you can reuse the old fiber pad for several new tips.  I have
replaced tips myself on top of old pads.  I usually have someone
else install the pad (you need a lathe to do well) and first tip,
and then I install the later tips onto that same pad.

$.02 -Ron Shepard

 
 
 

Replacing tip on Predator 314

Post by Bob Johnso » Tue, 21 Oct 2003 01:55:01

I've replaced my own tips on the Predators many times, and I've had them
replaced in a shop.  I agree with Ken about the shaft "cleaning" that many
repairmen seem to want to do automatically.  I always ask that they not sand
or clean the shafts.

--
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.


Quote:
> Take it to the local pro shop.  I have been doing that for years with no
> problems whatsoever.  I do ask that they not touch the shaft.  Some shops
> like to "clean" the shaft which usually means "sand" down a few mils.
They
> don't take off much material, but it can add up over time.  I keep my
shafts
> clean and smooth, so I don't want them made any skinnier unless that's my
> intended purpose.

> Ken Bour



> > I need to put a new tip on my Predator 314 shaft.  People have told me
> that
> > I can take it to the local pro shop and have them do it.

> > Others have told me the predator ferrule is a proprietary material, and
as
> > such, the shaft should be shipped to predator for tip replacement.

> > Any help is appreciated.

> > Thanks.

> > RCN