I miscue or fail to pocket the object ball 30% of the time when I
place the object ball two diamonds from the corner pocket and then
perform a straight in long draw shot from four diamonds behind the
object ball (I try to draw back at least two diamonds).
I own a Predator 314 Sneaky Pete with a Moori medium tip and a
Predator P2 314 with a Moori medium tip. Both cues give the same
results. I had a BCA master instructor shape the tips when I attended
pool school. He noticed me having a problem with long draw shots and
helped me by checking my tip and correcting my stance/stroke etc...
This made an improvement, but then he recommended that I try a
non-Predator cue and my accuracy on this shot improved dramatically.
I have performed the same shot test on two non-Predator cues; a
Dufferin house cue and a custom cue and the results were 100%
accuracy. However, I did not get the draw action that the Predator
provided (at least not as consistent but that may be due to the fact
that I wasnt used to playing with the cue).
Has anyone else experienced this with the 314 shaft? Does the shaft
design cause difficulties on long draw shots? Any thoughts would be
Thanks for your time,