For those of you that understand the term Power Piston to mean a specific design in the Meucci line of cues, you already know what I am referring to. For those of you that do not know, a Power Piston refers to a combination of the Black Dot Bullseye shaft, but more importantly, a specific technology built into the butt section. The Power Piston butt is recognizable by the fact that the forearm (the area just below the joint and just above the wrap) is either going to be an ivory color or solid black. This area of the cue is a thin sleeve of high-impact plastic material over a maple dowel.
What this sleeve does for the player is to enhance the performance in two ways:
1) More power with less effort. This power being demonstrated by either more forward motion velocity, English velocity when using side, or a combination of the two.
2) The second thing that the power piston does for you the player is that it reduces the deflection of the cue ball (not to be confused with shaft deflection) even more than all other Meucci cues by 7-10%. This may not seem like a very large number to an amateur player, however, when you consider in the game of nine ball, one...