McDermott Defy Carbon Fiber shaft presents you with unimaginable accuracy and control that you would demand from a high-performance carbon fiber cue shaft. The Defy Shaft is equipped with the new SmartWrap technology previously designed for the aerospace industry. SmartWrap technology consumes vibration and softens the noise resulting in a confident, clean hit with excellent player feel and quiet sound. The defy shaft also has a super-smooth coating minimizing friction permitting the shaft to slide easily through your bridge hand resembling the feel of a standard wood shaft. Each Defy shaft comes complete with a Navigator Automatic (S) tip, a 1oz bottle of ultra-glide shaft conditioner, and a McDermott shaft sleeve.
Defy carbon fiber shafts to have a special finish that contains a slip agent. This helps keep the shaft slick and resists chalk, dirt, and hand oils from soiling the shaft. For peak performance, you may periodically clean the shaft by wiping it down using only water on a lightly damp soft cloth. After the shaft is dry, apply Ultra-Glide Shaft Conditioner with a dry soft cloth to restore the smooth and slick condition.
As you continue to use the shaft; stroke friction will naturally burnish the shaft, resulting in a visibly smoother appearance. Never sand the surface as this will damage the special finish and void the lifetime warranty. Do not use talcum powder, baby powder, hand chalk, or any solid or liquid abrasives.
Defy Shaft Tip Replacement: Defy carbon fiber shafts are equipped with a 0.125" black ferrule. Because the shaft cannot be sanded, special care should be taken when replacing the tip. We recommend sending the shaft to McDermott Cue for proper tip replacement or use a service professional that has experience replacing tips on carbon fiber shafts.