Mezz pool cues are an import from Japan, a country where clean, elegant aesthetics are held in the highest regard. This is clearly reflected in the design of their pool cues which feature a great combination of light and dark colors.
The Mezz line of cues are renowned for having a firm hit while still retaining their reputation for low deflection. The WD700 shaft is largely the reason for their continued reputation of excellence.
If you’ve never had the chance to actually try a Mezz cue, we’ve got you covered with the Select Billiards Hands-On Video Review and exclusive Select Billiards Photos of the Z401 from every angle. It’s the next best thing to trying it out for yourself!
Select Billiards’ Video Review:
This cue has a high-gloss black Maple finish butt plate. The wrap is an Irish Linen wrap featuring black with white specks. The forearm is natural Maple and features four elongated, black spear-point inlays. It features a stainless steel collar and a 5/16 – 14 pin.
This cue come standard with a Mezz WD700 shaft. These shafts are composed of hard maple hard maple and offer low deflection performance thanks to Mezz’ ISS (Inner Support System) Technology. This shaft hits a little bit more firm but it definitely has low deflection. The tip is a Moori.
How It Actually Plays:
- WD700 Shaft (12.50mm)
- Hitting the ball with a soft hit, the ball hit the far rail at about 1″.
- Hitting the ball with a medium hit, the ball hit the far rail at about the 2″ mark.
- Hitting the ball with a firm hit, the ball hit the far rail at a little over the 2″ mark.
This is a great cue and it plays very well. It’s got a bit of a more firm hit but it still plays well for anybody, from beginners to advanced. Mezz makes a truly great product and you can’t go wrong with this cue.
Shaft: New Low Deflection WD700 hard rock maple shaft with a Moori tip 12.8 mm
Joint: Miki’s United Joint 5/16×14 semi quick release
Butt: Bird’s-eye maple with black wood points, Interchangeable weight bolt system, x-rubber bumper
Materials: Nickel silver rings, Polished stainless steel joint collar, Irish linen wrap