Of course, it could be I like the OB-2 better.
I thought the OB-2 would be too skinny for me, but I actually love it even more so than the OB-1 size.
The OB shafts are low deflection shafts. Here are the specs of the OB-2:
- 11.75mm tip diameter
- 1/2" Laminated Maple Ferrule
- Combination pro/conical taper
- Everest Tip by Tiger Products
- Available to fit all the popular joint sizes and styles
I read on a thread on AZB where people asked why they like low deflection shafts and why not. While there are many more reasons why people like them, it is true it gives you confidence because you are less likely to miss certain shots that seems to always have deflection (that has plagued my game on long shots or extreme-English shots) and you can also draw further. But it's more than that - it allows you to move the cueball more precisely.
For some reason, my reasoning for not using the OB-1 before is not still viable - I use the same English and am very satisfied with the OB-2 shaft. The cut shots I had trouble with before with the OB-1 I no longer have trouble making. Of course, my game has also improved as I am more comfortable with my game, but now I am also more comfortable with the SHAFT, which obviously is an important part of our game, right?
The OB-2 feels "right" through my bridge hand, almost like an extension from my arm/hand rather than a shaft I shoot with. It's very difficult to explain. But, I love it!