Feedback forms the relationship between a player and their playing cue. Consisting of thousands of tiny details, each translated by the player’s sensations: the sound of the hit, the depth, and sightline with each warmup stroke, the diameter and smoothness of the bridge as the shaft slides through, the slight vibrations felt in the player’s grip as the cue’s tip makes contact. Each of these interactions forges this relationship, creating trust between the player and their cue. With these factors in mind, Cuetec set-out to develop the line of Cynergy carbon fiber composite shafts.
“If I can’t feel it, I can’t use it,” five-time U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion Shane Van Boening said when Cuetec began considering the development of a carbon fiber shaft. Shane was right. A premium had placed on deflection results over the past decade. In doing so, this left the feel and feedback behind—ignoring the transmission information to the player wielding it.
With Shane’s decree in mind, Cuetec designers began developing a unique solution that would employ the benefits of advanced carbon fiber manufacturing technology without forfeiting the feedback and touch players have long associated with Maple shafts. After more than a year of testing countless prototypes, the fruits of that labor have arrived in the Cynergy line of shafts: shafts developed to upgrade the connection between the player and their cue featuring the benefits of carbon fiber technology.