- A 3/8 x 10 pin does not have an insert in the shaft. The screw goes directly into the wood of the shaft. This removes excess weight towards the front of the cue.
- Aluminum is lighter than the stainless steel pin, again removing excess weight from the front of the cue.
- The lighter materials in the joint, causes a shift in the balance toward the back of the cue, removing weight off the players bridge.
- The 3/8 x 10 pin provides less interference of the wood to wood contact, increasing speed and lessing deflection.