REVO Frequently Asked Questions
How much more accurate is the REVO shaft?
The Predator REVO shaft is on average 5-10% more accurate than
Predator’s third-generation shafts, depending on the velocity of the
cue ball, distance to the object ball, and amount of spin used.
Does the REVO shaft play like a Predator spliced shaft
The Predator REVO shaft has even lower deflection than a Predator
spliced shaft and even greater hit consistency, but it does feel
somewhat different. From its ultra low-friction surface, to the
sound it makes upon impact with the ball, playing with a Predator
REVO shaft is a different experience.
Does the Predator REVO shaft come in any other colors?
No, it’s only available in carbon matte gray/black. Any attempt to
change or modify the color would alter and damage the low-friction
surface finish on the shaft.
Is it possible to warp a REVO shaft?
While it may be “possible”, we haven’t been able to achieve this
feat. REVO shafts are guaranteed to never warp and feature a
limited-lifetime warranty. In testing we placed REVO shafts in a
freezer, various high-humidity environments, and even in an oven;
each time the shafts held their remarkable straightness.
Can you ding a REVO shaft?
The Predator REVO shaft is highly ding-resistant and its surface is
much stronger than wood. It can be scratched, and sharp edges can
cut the finish, but no typical impacts in testing damaged the shafts
Can I change the taper or diameter of a REVO shaft?
No, the taper and the diameter must remain the same. Any change
would not only destroy the Predator REVO shaft’s low-friction
finish, but would also compromise its performance, damaging the
micro-thin layers of unidirectional carbon fiber tow and releasing
potentially hazardous carbon fiber dust as well.
Why is the REVO shaft diameter 12.9mm?
The REVO shaft features a low-rise taper thanks to its construction.
The result is a shaft that shows only a five percent increase in
diameter over the first fourteen inches. This allows the REVO shaft
to have a larger contact location, transferring more energy and spin
while feeling like a thinner shaft in your hand.
Does the Predator REVO shaft have a ferrule?
No, the Predator REVO shaft does not have a ferrule. Because of the
stiffness and strength of the carbon fiber composite construction,
there is no need to add the additional weight and mass of a ferrule.
Doing so would decrease the shaft’s superb accuracy.
Can you change the tip on a REVO shaft?
Yes, you can change the tip on a REVO shaft. We recommend only
having the tip replaced at an authorized Predator Repair Center due
to the shaft’s more complex construction. Extra care must be used in
changing the tip, insuring that the shaft isn’t sanded and the Vault
Plate and V-Tek tip silencer maintain their appropriate dimensions.
Why does the REVO shaft come with a soft tip?
Because of the increased stiffness and energy transfer of the REVO
shaft, our testing indicated players preferred a somewhat softer tip
on the shaft, and for that reason we elected to make the Predator
Victory Soft Tip standard.
Can I break with a REVO shaft?
Yes, you can break with a REVO shaft, it’s strong enough, but it is
not optimized for breaking. Its construction was developed as a
How do you maintain or clean the REVO shaft’s surface?
Never use abrasives or chemicals on the REVO shaft; doing so will
damage the shafts surface and performance. To clean the REVO shaft’s
surface simply brush off any exterior dirt with the supplied
microfiber cleaning cloth, and then wipe the shaft with a REVO
cleaning wipe or a soft cloth treated with isopropyl alcohol (90%).