SharpShooter Shafts are made with nothing but the
finest material on the market to exacting standards.
We offer 3 different types of SharpShooter Laminated
Shafts for your playing needs.
The SharpShooter Enhanced Performance Pro Taper
laminated Shaft. This SharpShooter Shaft is
designed with the majority of pool players in mind.
The SharpShooter Enhanced Performance Pro Taper shafts
are priced at an incredibly low $160+s/h
for standard style joints and $175+s/h
for Unilock and Truelock style joints.
The SharpShooter Enhanced Performance Pro Taper shaft
has our computer designed parabolic pro taper. These
shafts transfer an incredible feeling and precision
control. This shaft produces more power and spin with
less effort. This allows a player to reduce the amount
of power used and distance outside on the cue ball
needed to produce the same results you get with a
standard shaft. This results in less squirt and much
greater consistent, repeatable accuracy. The results
are truly incredible. These shafts are available in a
standard 12.75 mm with custom diameters and options
available. Most diameter changes are at no additional
For More details about the SharpShooter Enhanced
Performance Pro Taper Shafts and how they are made
please read the additional information below. For
SharpShooter customer reviews
The SharpShooter Precision Performance Euro
Taper Laminated Shaft. This SharpShooter
Shaft is designed to deliver a very solid incredibly
accurate hit even using a reduced diameter. The
SharpShooter Precision Performance Euro taper shafts
are priced at an incredibly low $160+s/h
for standard joint styles and $175+s/h
for Uni lock and True lock style joints.
On this shaft we use the same superior quality
materials as the SharpShooter Enhanced Performance Pro
Taper but from there the shaft is quite different in
design. The SharpShooter Precision Performance Euro
Taper shaft uses our Specially designed Proprietary
straight taper. This is a fuller feeling taper that
allows a very solid accurate and precise hit and feel.
This reduces whip and squirt on shaft diameter of
12.5mm and below. This generates the same accuracy and
performance of a much larger diameter shaft while
using a much smaller precision diameter that many
players prefer. When using our Euro taper shaft in a
13mm-12.5mm it will generate an incredibly solid
accurate hit with more power using less effort. This
allows the player to use less power and spin without
having to force shots. You get the same results with
greatly increased accuracy and control. This is a
snooker players secret weapon and dream come true for
players that prefer a smaller diameter shaft.
For More details about the SharpShooter
Performance Euro Taper Shafts and how they are
made please read the additional information below. For
SharpShooter customer reviews
click here. For options and prices please
Incredible SharpShooter Magnum Jump / Break Shaft.
This SharpShooter shaft was created because
of our customers outpouring of requests for a high
performance shaft specifically designed for jumping
and breaking. The Sharpshooter magnum Jump Break
shafts are now specially priced at $150+s/h for
standard joint styles and $165+s/h for uni lock and
true lock joint styles. Most advanced players and
pro's know that the specific needs and design needed
for a break cue and a jump cue are 2 different things.
This forces most cue makers to make a shaft that will
work well for jumping but will not work well for
breaking. What we have done is developed a shaft that
is super strong shaft for breaking yet light weight
enough to allow a quick rebound reaction and also
allows for jumping extremely well. You get an
incredible amount of drive and instant impact reaction
forcing the cue ball to drive harder and react
stronger with less squirt and more power. We use a
specially designed diameter and taper in combination
with our incredible SharpShooter shaft and specialized
tips and ferrules to achieve the maximum performance
possible. This is truly an incredible shaft that will
revolutionize the way you approach your breaking and
Everyone knows the more balls you pocket on the break
the more likely you are to be able to pocket the 8 or
9 ball on the break or complete more run outs. The
Break shot is one of the most important shots in a
players game. Don't give your opponent a fighting
chance. You will have them intimidated from the break.
It is also important to realize what a game saver a
good jump shot can be when needed. These 2 things
alone when practiced and performed in a match can
raise your level of play at least 2 levels. Because
players require different needs to enhance their
performance with breaking and jumping we offer several
options on tip and ferrule design on these
SharpShooter Magnum shafts for no additional charge.
Option A: Magnum High Impact ferrule
and Tip combination. This design shaft is offered with
our High powered combination tip/ferrule that is a
solid 1 pc. tip and ferrule combination. This gives
maximum impact and rebound for an incredibly powerful
break and instant rebound for jumping.
Option B: Magnum High impact ferrule
with a Super pro 5 layer Hard water Buffalo tip. I
call the super pro Tip our SmackARack Tip. This shafts
design offers an incredibly hard break and excellent
jump with a twist. Using our SuperPro water buffalo
tip you will with practice be able to put spin on the
cue ball for drive or better stop and freeze the cue
ball in the center of the table on breaking shots.
This will also help in making shots like Jump Draw
shots or Jump Curve and Jump Massey shots by allowing
you to use more spin on the cue ball during your jump
shots without miscueing. The Super Pro is an
outstanding jump/break cue tip that will scuff and
hold english and drive excellent. The break you get
using one is flat out awesome. People turn their heads
from across the room while balls drop like flies. One
of the great things about these tip is that you can
put english on them so if you want to do a draw jump
or drive through a rack on the break they hold
excellent and don't tend to miscue like other tips can
Option C: Magnum High Impact Ferrule
with a Magnum High impact cue tip. This option allows
a break and jump shot much the same as the option A.
The "MAGNUM" High Impact Jump Break Cue Tips The tip
is designed exclusively to take your Breaks and Jumps
to a Professional level. These tips transfer more
energy from your tip to the rack than any other type
of tip on the market I know of. You will be turning
heads from across the room when you lay into a rack
with one of these. They are also a perfect jump tip.
They make jumping a breeze. These super solid phenolic
tips are an incredible tool in any serious players
arsenal. This option also makes it much easier if the
player ever wishes to change to a different tip such
as our Super pro as they master their jump shot and
power break and are ready to move to an advanced level
in the break and jump portion of their game.
Everyone knows that accuracy, consistency and control
are the 3 most important elements in a pool players
game. Our Custom made SharpShooter Laminated Shafts
will reduce deflection and give you a consistent and
accurate hit. You will be amazed from the first
stroke. These SharpShooter Shafts are an incredible
tool in any serious players arsenal. Do I have your
attention yet. Please read on. I includes some actual
emails and product reviews from player web sites so
you can see what other players from around the world
are saying about our shafts.
Here is an example of a custom ring work and a
description of the SharpShooter Laminated maple
shafts we discussed and how they are made. The
picture doesn't do it justice. The shaft was
designed by myself with the input and using the
advice from 4 of the best cue makers in the
country after it was brought to my attention by
several of my customers the problems they were
having with another well known shaft maker shafts.
They are a higher quality, lower cost custom made
alternative and the finished result has been
outstanding. You can feel the difference from the
first stroke. The hit is incredible giving the
feel of control and consistency with every shot.
have Serious players from around the world using our
SharpShooter Shafts. Including a snooker and 9 ball
coach in the United Kingdom. A 9 ball player on the
Pro Tour in the United Kingdom. An Avid tournament
player and cue collector in the Philippines that has
now retired his P. , T3 and yellow Jacket shafts he
owns and uses ours exclusively. A tournament player
and league player from Oklahoma city that says its the
best shaft he has ever used in his over 40+ yrs of
play. The list goes on and on From New York to
California and across the world.
The bottom line is you will be amazed at how much
control and consistency you get. Judging massey,
curves, throw, ball speed, power and doing full length
dead stops becomes a consistent part of your game and
that opens up a whole new aspect to your play. Your
position and leave become more accurate. You will even
get a whole new confidence level because you now can
judge your shots with consistency. The finish is
incredible and glides through you hand like silk. The
look is superb and if you didn't know it you would
never realize they are a laminated shaft. The wood
used is very clear and excellent quality. No seconds
in the quality are used. All shafts are top grade. Our
shaft dowels have even undergone independent testing
against other manufactures radial and flat laminated
shafts. We use only the finest materials. The tips,
rings, ferrule and shaft dowels are the finest most
advanced material made.
You can feel the difference from the first stroke.
The look is superb and if you didn't know it you
would never realize they are a laminated shaft.
The wood used is very clear and excellent quality.
No seconds in the quality are used. All shafts are
top grade. There is also a large variety of joint
prices start at $160+s/h for a flat faced joint and
piloted joint style cue in our Standard Enhanced
Performance Pro Taper and Precision Performance Euro
Taper and $175 for a uni lock, true lock or radial
pin. Because each SharpShooter Shaft is custom made
you also are able to get those nice custom features
like a choice of diameter on the shaft, additional
length. type of tip you would like and tip radius.
Most of these features are no additional charge.
Custom fitting at only $25 extra charge and we can
even match custom ring work if you would like. We also
offer custom services like matching ring work custom
ring work, custom fitting, extra length over 29 3/4in,
reduced diameters below 12.5mm and larger diameters on
a per order basis but the cost on these is very
reasonable and usually just includes the cost of labor
and materials with little to no markup. We prefer
several optimum tapers and designs we have refined and
developed but are always happy to accommodate a
customers special preferences. We are also always
happy to give advice on what might be best for an
The SharpShooter Enhanced Performance Pro Taper
shafts and our SharpShooter Precision Performance
Euro taper Shafts are made from a high quality
laminated maple dowel that is designed just for
and manufactured just for our SharpShooter shafts.
They are processed in a series of stages and the
shafts are specially stabilized between each stage
to ensure they stay perfectly straight and give
the Incredible Sweet feeling hit we are striving
for. The shafts are then Tapered using our very
own Enhanced Performance Pro taper or Specially
Designed Euro Taper to the length of your choice
to give that feel of a custom made shaft like no
other. What is the difference in our tapers you
ask that makes them so special. Our Precision
tapers are a computer designed Parabolic taper.
It has taken us years to refine and develop the
right combination of materials and design to get
the feel, hit and performance we strive for. No
shortcuts here! It takes time to make a superior
quality shaft so we keep some ready to finish.
When all the turning and tapering is done its time to
put on the finishing touches. Tip, ferrule and ring
work ect. The tips we put on are world class
professional quality layered tips. We use the very
finest tips made. We have several choices in tip and
hardness available for no additional charge. We also
offer advice for players that want to know what tip
might best suit their playing style. For the ferrule
we use a the highest quality, most advanced and best
on the market. The ferrules we use are designed to
transfer the best feel, absorb less chalk and look
incredibly close to real ivory. . These ferrules are
the newest and best on the market and are considered
to be the very best on the market. It has the look of
ivory with a medium crisp hit and excellent resistance
to chalk staining. We will not use the inferior
quality ferrules (plastic or pvc) other shaft makers
use because of their poor strength and quality. The
ferrules we use won't break down, crack or compress
like the inferior plastic ferrules do. Last but not
least are the rings and collars we use. We use only
the best and strongest rings and collar material made.
Why? Because quite simply they are the best and
strongest made and won't compress or crack like the
plastic rings and collars other shaft makers use. You
can break all day long with our SharpShooter shaft and
never hurt it while still getting the same incredible
quality of play consistency from them. The end result
is an Incredible hitting consistent feel of control
and accuracy with a minimum deflection. So strong you
can break all day long with one but with the sweetest
feeling hit you can imagine. You feel the difference
from the first hit and stroke. It's like having the
cue be an extension of your arm. The finish is so
smooth and the taper is perfect. I use one myself and
never realized just how much a high a shaft could
improve my game. I've been playing for 40yrs and have
never seen anything like it. I'm shooting at least 1-2
levels higher with my SharpShooter .
I can't say enough about these SharpShooter Laminated
shafts. I'm very proud of them. If you would like more
info on the SharpShooter Shafts please don't hesitate
to ask. See what our other customers are saying about
them by visiting http://www.easypooltutor.com and
looking up the product reviews. These are left by
actual players that have purchased and are currently
using our SharpShooter shaft. Its also a great player
LAMINATED SHAFTS Comparison There is
much debate over which laminated shaft plays the best.
Robots have been used to give us some insight. One
robot test says radial or pie shaped laminated shafts
are more powerful and accurate. Another robot test
says flat laminated shafts are more powerful and
accurate. We have chosen a very specific design and
manufacturing process to make our shafts because of
the feel and hit it gives. That in conjunction with
the types of ferrules, collar, our custom taper etc.
has proven to be the finest and best combination.
There is also a difference between flat laminated
shafts. There are three popular types of flat
laminated shafts. Here is my opinion on several types
we have chosen Not to use. The 35 layered shafts are
very heavy. They weigh 1.5 to 2 ounces more than a
regular shaft. While this might be great for break
shafts I would hate the unnatural feel that shaft
gives being so heavy. Your arm muscles do not move
heavier objects the same way it will lighter objects.
So you will not get the same results as a precision
robot arm will when swinging it. So my negative on the
35 layered wood comes down to this. They are too heavy
and too stiff for most styles of play. They are also a
dencer material that tends to forward balance a cue.
They transfer a more rigid less sweet feeling hit and
that in turn reduces the players ability to finesse
their shot making.
The 16 layered shafts we tried actually had a less
stiff hit than the naturally grown tight grained maple
shafts had. So we saw no advantages to them other than
they could be turned down faster.
Flex testing machines have found the radial laminated
shafts to differ in flex all the way around. So you
will get a slightly different hit any way you turn it.
One aspect missing from all Robot tests I have seen.
That is the draw shot. The whippier shafts give a
better draw but at the loss of accuracy. The stiffer
shafts with softer ferrules are giving less deflection
and more power. The deflection is judged by how far
off to one side the cue ball squirts off .. Finding
the right balance is the secret. A thin whippy shaft
like a 12mm will draw the ball pretty well, but then
loose it's accuracy.
When looking for the right type of shaft don't
sacrifice too much feel for power and accuracy unless
you are building break cue.