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.

The first thing you should decide is tip size. Our shafts come standard in the following sizes:

11.75mm
OB-2+ and OB Pro+

12.75mm
OB-1+ and OB Classic+

13.25mm
OB XL+ and OB XL Classic+

Note that all of our shafts can also be turned down (a maximum of 1/2mm smaller). So for example, if you want a 12.4mm shaft, you would select either the OB-1+ or OB Classic+.

The second thing you should decide is the ‘hit’ of the shaft. 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. Here are your choices when it comes to the hit:

OB-1+, OB-2+OB XL+
Soft/Quiet Hitting Shaft with our patented laminated maple ferrule and carbon fiber pad.

OB Classic+, OB Pro+, OB XL Classic+
Firm/Crisp Hitting Shaft with a more conventional white linen melamine ferrule and carbon fiber pad.

The third thing to consider is which category of shaft. We currently offer 3 options for you:

OB Plus Shafts 
Our #1 Quality Shaft. The best looking, best performing OB Shaft with a lifetime warranty against warpage.
$219.30 Each

1st Generation OB Shafts
Previously discontinued but now back for a limited time, the shafts that our company was built on.
$164.50 Each

Blem OB Plus Shafts
Blem shafts have cosmetic imperfections but the same warranty and performance as our #1 quality OB Plus Shafts.
$149 Each

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

3/8×10

UniLoc Quick Release

5/16×18

5/16×14

Radial

Pechauer Pro Series

Viking Quick Release

Cuetec

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 call us or use the live chat feature here on our website during business hours. You can also email us at sales@obcues.com and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.