Kali Carbon Shaft Review By Garret Troop

Carbon fiber. It’s the shift toward the new cue shaft the billiards industry has waited for. Some companies and individual custom cue makers are making their own Carbon fiber shafts, such as Meucci, Jacoby, Predator, Mezz, and CueTec. Each company’s carbon fiber shafts seem to play well, but what is obvious is how they all feel a little different during use in the sport. Carbon Fiber shafts became popular about five years ago when Predator cues released the Revo series shaft. They really sparked the revolution and have done an excellent job pushing the industry with their innovation. Since then other companies have jumped on the carbon-fiber-shaft bandwagon, such as Kali.

This trend in carbon fiber shafts is here to stay and there are many players that love them. According to an article on Reddit, carbon fiber shafts have been said to reduce ”the amount that you need to compensate for when playing, which can give you an advantage during your game. A cue with low deflection isn't a priority for everyone, but many players consider it to be an important quality in their game. Using a carbon fiber shaft can give you more control over your game play”

Kali, a Switzerland cue company, decided to send our team at SPM Magazine a couple of their carbon fiber shafts for us to play around with and give our professional opinions. The Switzerland company has been making shafts for almost 20 years now, being founded in 2001, their products have maintained the test of time and quality. Sacha Volery, of Kali, is on the cutting edge of cue making and loves what he does. Sacha puts his passion and love for the game into each cue, giving it a unique sense of control over the outcomes from skilled players. He has been doing this for a while and is always improving what he does. After having put the shafts to the test of the table, it is easy to say that the deflection in the Kali shaft is comparable to that of the Rogue by Pechauer. Now for those who are looking to purchase this amazing cue you should know that it ships directly from the maker, Sacha Volery, in Switzerland. With that being said, I received the shaft in a timely manner considering it came from overseas. The total amount of shipping time was about 2 weeks. Now with the slow down’s of the COVID-19 world pandemic, we can imagine that shipping times are going to lag beyond this a bit, so if you can wait and want to support small businesses, feel free to place an order!