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Correct Shape for a Pool Cue Tip

Correct Shape for a Pool Cue Tip

I am trying to find out what is the correct shape for a pool cue tip?

I am hoping that someone can share a picture of correct shape of a pool cue tip.

Here is mine. Do you think this billiard cue tip needs to be replaced or re-shaped?

Is the shape of this pool cue tip OK?

Correct Shape for a Pool Cue Tip

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  1. sporitusFenwick on 4/1/2012 7:05:18 AM

    The dirty ferrule stands out. A lot of players do not know the correct way to chalk their tip. You're a driller. That's why the ferrule is so dirty. If you simply apply the chalk using the flat surface of the cube your chalk well last longer and your ferrule well stay clean. Have a pro shop clean it up.

    When a tip comes close to the thickness of a dime is when it plays best but it's short lived. That's when you must replace it.

    "What do you think, if this tip need be replaced ?"

    Not yet. You have it shaped nicely BTW. Rule of thumb. If the tip is over 12.5 mm it should be nickle shaped. Thinner, dime shape.

    My shafts are 11.75 mm or less for what it's worth.

    Take this as a lesson not a scolding. I'm far from perfect.

  2. sporitusMitch Alsup on 4/15/2012 8:41:36 PM

    I have found that the shape of the tip is dependent on the diameter of the tip. That is, you don't want the same shape on a 11mm tip as you want on a 14mm tip.

    Also note: What tip shape you like may not be the shape someone else likes.

    But with those caveats: Anywhere in the range from a quarter (break cue) to a dime (agressive stroker) with a common default of a nickle (average player) can work depending on your storke.

    The more curvature on your tip, the more english you will apply. Thus if you have a nice well developed stroke, you can use agressive (dime or smaller) tip shapes, and if you start to develope a stroke problem, increasing the diameter of the tip radius will sometimes quell the stroke problem.

  3. sporitusviplaesh on 4/23/2012 12:23:06 PM

    I have always thought sharper edges create more grip (e.g. a less rounded tip), when when I think about it, wouldn't a more rounded tip make contact with more of the ball at impact?

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Correct Shape for a Pool Cue Tip

  • Title: Correct Shape for a Pool Cue Tip
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  • Published: 3/31/2012 8:47:56 PM
  • Last Updated: 4/15/2012 3:19:01 PM
  • Last Updated By: sporitus