> I just finished reading some of your posts on Predator, squirt et al
> and am curious if you had any questions I could answer for you......(I
> know, I know, but I'm ready for it!)
> I worked for Predator for almost 8 years so I feel I may be qualified
> to comment on this topic although you may (or may not) agree (don't
> you just love RSB!)
As long as RSB exists, there will always be disagreements and flame
wars that exist, with Predator being one of the great motivators for
such. On Predators website this is what it says: "Spin is indirectly
related to cue ball deflection.
The less deflection, the more spin. Predator produces more spin than
any conventional cue, which makes it easier to draw, follow and move
your cue ball around the table". So here are some questions:
1. It has been argued here ad nauseum regarding spin. I am one that
feels there is in fact more spin produced with a Predator without
using any more force or tip offset. The Predator guru's here that
would like your old job have actually stated that there is NO
additional spin from a Predator and are not buying into the "superspin
theory". So does it produce more spin or not according to the ads?
Is it true or false advertising?
2. What tests were conducted to determine the amount of spin produced
with a Predator compared to other shafts? Also, were they conducted
with a robot, humans, and with what settings on the robot?
3. Meucci has a chart comparing different shafts to the black dot and
the amount of squirt that has the black dot shown in a favorable
position. Has Predator done similar tests that they've published and
what were they're results and why would they be different?
4. Would a Uni-loc joint produce less favorable results than any
other joint in shot performance, such as more spin/less spin; more
squirt/less squirt; better hit or feel/worse hit or feel?
That's enough questions for now and I appreciate your input and
responding to all of us on a sane, or is it Shane, level.