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Tip pick

Tip pick

I am currently using Kamui Black medium pool cue tips.

Is it advisable to use a tip pick on a layered pool tip?

If I'm not mistaken, someone in this forum warned not to use a tip pick on any layered cue tip.

Tip pick

Replies & Comments

  1. kelvinfktMitch Alsup on 5/15/2012 3:12:41 PM

    On layered tips, I use nothing other than a coarse and medium finger nail file (the broad and long ones).

    Tip picks, and several other kinds of tip maintanence devices are gerrnerally harmful to the laminated tips because you can pick at the glue layer and start a delamination process.

    With the finger nail file, start a stroke at the center and pull outwards as you gently arc the file over the tip and slowly rotate the tip under the file. The arc-from-center prevents delamination. The rotation while moving the file part practiaclly guarentees the tip remains radially symetric.

  2. kelvinfktBilliardsBill on 5/16/2012 7:57:26 AM

    The tip pick is not good on laminated tips. You can use any number of tip shapers, however, that will keep your tip shaped either nickel or dime shaped and scuffed up enough to "grab" the cue ball. The Ultimate Tip Tool or Willard's shapers. These are already shaped the same as you will want your tip to be and because of this are much easier to use for a beginner or intermediate player. Even a cue cube or Cuetec Bowtie shaper are much easier to use for the proper shape and scuffing than something like a nail file.

  3. kelvinfkt2ballrun on 5/16/2012 8:09:18 AM

    I'm going to be the odd ball here. I have a Kamui black soft tip and I use the tip pck on it. So far, no damage to the tip. I have picked it about 20 times so far. It may do damage down the road, but so far, it works just fine.

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Tip pick

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  • Published: 5/15/2012 2:05:10 AM