What’s the best shaft for me? This is the most common question that those who approach the world of carbon fiber shafts ask themselves. We want to help you answer this question in an honest, simple and intuitive way.Becue produces only and exclusively carbon fiber shafts, with different characteristics, just to provide each individual player the best game experience.
Compare the shafts and choose the most suitable option for you.
LAMINATION / PERFORMANCES
Lamination is the combination of the materials used for the shaft construction, it refers not only to the raw material of which the fibers of the layers are made, but to the orientation of the fibers, the weight of the fabric, the percentage of resin and the type of texture. The combinations are potentially infinite. Years of research and development have given us a way to understand how to manage materials and their combinations in order to get the desired performance. Each material, a different orientation, a different weight and so on, gives something and takes away something else to varying degrees, the secret to a performing shaft lies in the search for balance, in the exaltation of some characteristics at the sacrifice of others. The finishing characteristics don’t take second place, the layer used as finishing must be smooth, easy to clean, workable and as homogeneous as possible to the eye.
FILLING / COMFORTS
The composite shafts are filled with sound-absorbing materials in order to give back a certain sound feeling during the game. Years of testing have made us able to modulate the sound performance of the hit of a shaft using more or less light and / or fillers materials, going from the ringing and metallic tone typical of empty carbon, up to a full and muffled sound. The final part of the shaft is left empty, in order to guarantee the lowest possible mass at the tip, without compromising the sound comfort.
The full carbon construction gives high stiffness resulting in great control, very low deflection, great effortless spin and an extremely smooth finish on the fingers. The true and sincere experience of carbon, firm stroke, ringing sound but never annoying thanks to the soundproofing work studied for this shaft.
PRIME M 12/12,5 SHAFT
The lamination is a mix of composite fibers, including aramid, glass and carbon that give life to a shaft with mechanical characteristics similar to those of monolithic wood ones but with greater spin at the same speed and low deflection. The prime was conceived as an alternative to wood, in the sound we wanted to play on contrasts, giving a very comfortable feeling to the player, a silent shaft, with a muffled sound as a counterpoint to its extreme performances.
The lamination is a mix of composite fibers, including aramid, glass and carbon that give life to a shaft with mechanical characteristics similar to those of monolithic wood ones but with greater spin at the same speed and low deflection. The 5.1 was conceived as a very versatile tip, suitable for the beginner as well as for the professional, which was easy to play and which adapts to different specialties of billiards. A discreet and functional shaft, hence the need for a comfortable and never too bright sound.
The shape of the shaft is an essential element which, together with the lamination, contributes to giving itself most of its mechanical characteristics. Unlike what happens with wood, the taper is given to the shaft during construction phase and can no longer be modified. The research, development and prototyping phase is therefore important to define this feature which, unlike those mentioned above, is the most binding. The taper defines the center of gravity of the tip vibration, a decisive factor in managing the response to the stroke, deflection, and in the general balance of the shaft if properly combined with its mechanical characteristics.
Many factors must be taken into consideration, including the reference market, the specialty for which it was most thought of, the type of bridge that players prefer, the mechanical characteristics that you want to obtain. Also in this case, as with lamination, you often have to sacrifice something in favor of something else.
The right taper can make the difference between a performing shaft or a poor one.
18 ”extreme pro tapered shaft, made in this way to take full advantage of its high stiffness, is excellent for guaranteeing excellent comfort for any type of bridge position.
PRIME M 12/12,5 SHAFT
14 ”pro tapered, a shaft with a classic shape, which proved to be optimal for a shaft with its mechanical characteristics. The funniest shaft.
Semi-conical tapered, uses a proprietary taper, designed specifically for the characteristics we wanted it to have, a versatile and accurate shaft, thanks to its small diameter, and capable of adapting to all specialties, also allowing the approach to the carom.
The composite fiber shaft would be very light if the were not weighted to ensure a minimum weight in order to be similar to the wooden products. Becue has, over the years, perfected a weight management system integrated with the joint plug. This system, in addition to guaranteeing a maximum difference of 4 grams between one shaft and another, is always positioned in the same point, screwed and glued on the joint plug, also ensuring the same balance in addition to the safety of the weight firmness during time.All the shafts integrates the exclusive becue weight management system, which allows to obtain shafts with negligible differences in weight and balance regardless of length, joint type or composition.