I’ve been pining for a new OB shaft for some time, something like 4 months at least. I keep thinking, oh I’ll get it next month, then something comes up.  Well, after our place in the money from the tournament this weekend, I decided to take that money and put it right back into my game.  So, today, I finally ordered this shaft; customized with a Kamui Black Super-Soft tip.  I should have it by Friday, I’d expect.  They claim there’s no shipping delay for changing the tip, and I got the 2nd day air shipping, so… I think Friday is fair. 

Now, I don’t think this is going to make me some sort of run-out player, but I do think it will be a valuable tool in my case.  I’m still new enough to the game that I can adjust to different deflection cues fairly easily.  I am hoping that this “ultra low deflection” shaft will help me when making extra thin cut shots; which are a pretty big problem for me still; although I’m getting better at them, even with center-ball.

I had originally wanted the OB-2 shaft, but after thinking about it, and reading all the reviews, I decided to go with the OB Classic Pro.  It’s supposed to be a bit stiffer, and it’s not foam-cored so it should have a nice *ping* to it.  I’m hoping so, but if it doesn’t I wont toss it out. heh.  Plus, it has a traditional looking ferrule, which I wouldn’t really care about, but it’ll garner fewer questions from onlookers, I expect.

This comes at a great time because I was just asked by my step daughter (XY for you long-term readers) yesterday about setting up a practice schedule for her again.  She’s decided she wants to get good and play seriously again.  Tired of getting beat by the other boys I imagine, even better for her. heh

Friday can’t get here fast enough!