Spliced Shaft Technology
The variables involved in creating the most the accurate shafts in the world are numerous. The unique relationships between front-end mass, material strength, wood grain density, and stiffness all play a role in how a shaft performs. Starting with the all-new Vantage and now in the third generation 314 and Z, we’ve refined that equation even further, creating the most dynamic and accurate shafts we’ve ever produced.
Predator was awarded a patent for its innovative Vault Plate front-end construction: Patent # US9814963B2.
What’s new in the Vantage and third-generation 314 and Z?
Every component, ranging from each of their ten splices to the tip has been enhanced, modified and re-engineered to be more accurate and more consistent than ever. The entire front-end construction of each Vantage, 3143, and Z3 shaft is new and features Predator’s patent pending V-Tek components and build. This all new construction provides the shafts increased strength and stiffness with less front-end mass. These components paired with Predator’s iMatch splice selection process insures the density and weight of each splice corresponds perfectly with the other splices, further increasing both radial consistency and hit consistency.
Vault Plate & V-Tek Construction
The re-engineered front end construction incorporates the patent pending vault plate. The vault plate completely re-configures the stress points between the tip, tip silencer, ferrule, and splices to create a construction that is stronger from every axis with less mass and a higher level of kinetic energy transfer.
Our proprietary formula allows Predator to create it’s own highly specific ferrule material. V-Tek Ferrules are not only stronger, but also lighter, reducing mass and increasing accuracy.
V-Tek Fiber Tip Silencing
Our proprietary blend creates a stronger and more tactile glueing surface, while creating an audibly pleasing sound upon contact with the ball.
Intelligent Match Enhanced Maple Pairing (iMatch)
iMatch is our patented process in which every single triangle is tested for density, mass, and stiffness for optimum pairing resulting in better shaft consistency and playability.
10-Piece North American Hard Maple
Hand selected and kiln dried, only the highest grade North American Maple goes into every Predator Shaft.
More Spin Less Deflection
Eight layers of pure performance, each tip is constructed to the most exacting standards and was developed to maintain optimum compression for the entire life of the tip. Its high contrast color allows for better sighting and shaping.
Greater than the sum of its parts
Predator low-deflection shafts deliver increased rotation and accuracy through their unique combination of strength, stiffness, and mass. This recipe for performance allows players to play more spin at a higher velocity, with not only less effort, but with more consistency than ever before. Click here to see our shaft comparison and find the right Predator shaft for your game.