Jacoby Black Review
I spent a lot of time playing with this shaft. I help test them at an early stage. This shaft has an amazing feel and feedback. The technology that is used to create these shafts isn’t all the same there are a few different ways that there are to create them. One of the things that is cool about the Jacoby tech is that they kept the same taper as the edge and the Ultra shafts. The tips diameter is a 12.3mm. That is in between their prior shafts. There are some companies that don’t include a ferrule or only use a tip pad. The ferrule helps give the shaft not a hollow feel.
A lot of people say that there are Carbon fiber shafts that feel more like a maple and to this I say. “If you want a maple shaft then buy one.” These shafts and this technology is something that is on the newer side in this industry and people are going crazy over it. I tried a few different pins and find that they all play a little different. I personally prefer the radial and 3/8X10. Ultimately you want to feel every shot and these shafts give you a good amount of feed back into your stroke. On the deflection side they are a little more the Revo. I would put that at the top and this a very close second.
These shafts and the trend of the industry is to go with a stiffer shaft and super light. They come standard with a Kamui Clear tan tip that is a Soft. Most carbon fiber shafts tend to have a soft tip because they are a stiffer hit and that absorbs a little of the shock and gives a little more feel the shaft. They range in the 3.5oz range.
These shafts are incredibly accurate and you will need a little adjustment period when getting used to them. This shaft takes less time to get used to than other Carbon fiber shafts on the market. I would definitely agree the Revo definitely plays differently & takes more adjustment coming from a wooden shaft.
I feel that I can get an incredible amount of english with this shaft and feel comfortable doing so with confidence that the squirt is minimal. This shaft can take a beating and it seems that it always comes back for more.
This shaft is a game changer and if you want to keep up with the changes in the sport than you need this shaft.
I know that they are going to be releasing more shaft diameters, lengths and also also shafts for break cues and playing cues. I have yet to hear of any companies that are having their carbon fiber shafts that will be used as a jump cue shaft.
As this technology progresses I would like to see a few things change. I would love to see matching ring work for cues custom and I only know of one company that is currently doing that and that is Meucci.
These are the pins offered and joint diameter.
3/8×10 Joint Diameter 0.855
5/16×14 Joint Diameter 0.835
5/16×18 Joint Diameter 0.840
Uniloc Joint Diameter 0.841
Radial Joint Diameter 0.847