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Taper - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Taper

Taper is a billiards term that is a part of Pool Cue Terminology.

Taper refers to something that goes gradually from one size to a larger size. In a cue sport context, the term taper refers to the profile of a pool cue shaft increases in diameter running from the tip to the joint or center. Fast taper means that this the diameter increases relatively quickly, and a slow taper means that it increases more gradually.

Taper - Usage

I like your new cue, but the weighting feels off. It seems to have a fast taper.

Billiards - Taper

  • Title: Taper
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/8/2008 5:47:12 PM

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