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Does a Beginner Need a Good Pool Cue Tip?

Does a Beginner Need a Good Pool Cue Tip?

Mom is learning how to play pool. For Christmas I figured I'd get her her own cue - something a little better than the rack cues, and she gets to learn with a consistent cue.

The Athena women's cues look pretty nice. They come with a Le Pro hard tip. I'm wondering if it's worth upgrading to a 'better' hard tip? Have been reading the forum, and of course asking for best tip is like asking for best pizza slice - everyone has their own opinion.

I know she's no expert, but would like to get her started off with a decent setup. For a beginner, is it worth the $30 to upgrade to a Sniper/Kamui (II/black)/Moori tip? Or would she most likely be happy with the LePro and not notice any difference.

Thanks for the feedback!

Does a Beginner Need a Good Pool Cue Tip?

Replies & Comments

  1. johnmcbostonPardusCC on 12/11/2010 12:18:17 PM

    the tip is very important because it touches the cue ball. On the other side there are some good tips as You listed. But the most important thing is the tip that player is used to. So Your mother will learn to play with the new cue and if You change the tip she will get used to that one. If You want my advice - I would prefer a Hard or Medium tip and one of the Kamui(II/black)/Moori . But if there is high price change it doesnt matter so much - She will play just for fun. (Dont forget that some companies' Medium is a little softer - Hard and Medium tips are not at the same hardness always) (I use Moori III - Medium on my pool cue - :)) it does the job )

    Regards Pardus Custom Cues

  2. johnmcbostonMitch Alsup on 12/11/2010 12:35:40 PM

    I suggest that you use the tip that comes on the cue--at least until mom gets good enough to notice that something might be amiss with the tip.

    I used my LePro that came on my cue for most of a year before changing it.

  3. johnmcbostonjohnmcboston on 12/12/2010 9:40:04 AM

    A good answer. She is a beginner. While using her own cue will give her a consistent weight & feel, I'm sure she'll have no idea one tip from another until she gets a bit more proficient. It might be best to use a standard tip as she learns her game, and then next holiday get her a tip upgrade.

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Does a Beginner Need a Good Pool Cue Tip?

  • Title: Does a Beginner Need a Good Pool Cue Tip?
  • Author: (John Mclachlan)
  • Published: 12/11/2010 9:29:29 AM