OB is at the forefront in pool cue and shaft technology and design. So much so that many of our designs are protected by patents in the US and abroad. Low Cue Ball Deflection is a direct result of "Tip End Mass". The higher the tip end mass, the higher the cue ball squirt. OB shafts have significantly reduced tip end mass to give extremely low cue ball deflection. We accomplish this through a combination of design and materials. Our OB-1 and OB-2 shafts use a laminated maple ferrule and very low mass materials on the inside of the tip end of the shaft.