Which OB Shaft Should I Choose?

Decisions, decisions, decisions! Probably the number one question we get asked more than any other is which shaft should I choose? Well fear not, we have answers for you.

First you should decide which tip size do you want. 

Our OB Carbon shafts come standard in the following sizes:



Our OB Fusion shafts come standard in the following sizes:




Our OB Phoenix shafts come standard in the following sizes:




Our OB Curly shafts come standard in the following sizes:



Our OB REZ shafts come standard in the following sizes:




Second you should decide on the ‘hit’ of the shaft that you think you would prefer. We are unique among Low Deflection Shaft manufacturers in that we can offer two very distinctly different ‘hits’ due to the laminated maple ferrule option that we offer as well as our unique interior technology in our shaft construction. 

Firm/Crisp Hitting Shaft with a more conventional white linen melamine ferrule and carbon fiber pad.

Third thing to consider is which category of shaft you would like to purchase. We currently offer 4 options for you:

Note that we offer our shafts in many different joint types. Here are 8 of the most popular joint types that we offer:


UniLoc Quick Release




Pechauer Pro Series

Viking Quick Release


Hopefully now you have a much better idea of which shaft may be right for you. If you still have questions, please feel free to email us at sales@obcues.com and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 If you don’t see the option that you want, then please email us at sales@obcues.com and we will make sure it is available for you.

Pool Cue Shafts have evolved dramatically over the last 25 years and OB has always been on the cutting edge of new technologies and advancements in high performance pool cues and pool cue shafts……Introducing: OB Phoenix & Curly Torrified Shafts!

What have we done?

We took a torrified AA Grade Maple Shaft, added our low deflection technology and created a new high performing shaft! Torrification is a thermal modification process that helps strengthen and stabilize wood. The other added benefit is that it makes maple a more tonal wood, giving it a nice tonal quality while playing pool.

The technology built into the inside of our shafts produces very low cueball deflection which makes aiming easier when you have to use left or right English and will make it easier to draw and follow your cueball. Whether you like a big shaft or a skinny shaft with stiff firm hit we have an OB Phoenix Torrified Shaft that will fit your style of play. All OB Phoenix Torrified Shaft are available in multiple joint options so no matter what cue you play with, we have (or can quickly build) a shaft that will fit on your cue.

If you are already serious about your pool game or plan to get serious about your game, then an OB Phoenix Torrified Shaft is the only choice.

The end result? A pool cue shaft that is as close to perfect as we can possibly make.

  • TORRIFIED AA Grade Hard Maple
  • White Ferrule
  • 12.8mm and 12.3mm have an Extended OB Pro Taper
  • 11.8mm has an OB Hybrid Taper (pro/conical)
  • Stock Tiger Everest tip
  • Other Tip Options Available
  • Phoenix is Available in 12.8mm, 12.3mm and 11.8mm
  • Curly is Available in 12.8mm and 12.3mm
  • Almost every joint type offered
  • Proudly Made in Texas in the USA