The Joss Cues® Authentic Traditional Shaft Black ring 29“. will have the old original three-quarters of an inch capped ferrule. This type of ferrule has a better hit and feel. The shorter tenon has less of a chance to hinge over and inadvertently spin the ball. The Joss shaft has an insert made of linen base phenolic fiber. This insert will hold the screw snugger than a standard brass insert and keep the shaft vibrations to a minimum when trying to spin the ball. This can make a major difference when that extra effort is needed. Standard 12.75 mm Le Pro leather tip. Made from Canadian maple, first selection.