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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-28 08:23

I'd have like to have done a poll on this but the forum software doesn't seem to support it.

Since I'm fairly new to the game I'm interested in what tips people prefer and why. I tried a Le Pro and found it way too hard and wouldn't take chalk well. Now I have a triangle and that seems much softer giving me more feel and responsiveness. I've never used a Moori so I'll probably give one a try.

I'm also interested in how people prefer to shape their tips. Personally I like a domed tip with some depth to it but I know that some people prefer to go for something very flat and shallow so they can 'feel' the cue better. That never worked for me.

I know that at the end of the day there isn't a right or wrong answer and it's about what works for you but it will be interesting to hear everyone's views.



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-28 12:52

I changed my tip to a moori soft and found it to control my shots a lot better than a hard tip.



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-28 13:24

On 2006-04-28 12:52 , bruno Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

I changed my tip to a moori soft and found it to control my shots a lot better than a hard tip.


so thats the reason for Sundays perfromance?

hmmm :-D



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-28 16:05

I use a sniper tip - it's like a layered version of an elkmaster.
Not too hard and not too soft, thay also last ages



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-28 16:50

I've tried a Moori medium but didn't like it too much. I then tried a talisman WB medium which I liked a lot.

I'm now trying a triangle tip like Riggers as I use these for 8 ball and love them. They are quite hard and need to be scruffed up with sand paper regularly but I just seem to get me 'feel' from it.

I'll let you know more once it's been on there for a while.



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-28 16:59

On 2006-04-28 13:24 , Destroyer Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

On 2006-04-28 12:52 , bruno Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

I changed my tip to a moori soft and found it to control my shots a lot better than a hard tip.


so thats the reason for Sundays perfromance?

hmmm :-D


No comment Davy....
I did get a nose bleed after getting so far in a SAPPA tournament though... :-o

Although a moori gives me more control in certain aspects of my game, it still doesnt cure my "9-ball-itis"

:-D



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-28 18:59

Medium Mooris are my prefered tip but quite expensive at £11.99, ive just started using Tiger Snipers they are just as good and are only £9.49.



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-29 11:07

On 2006-04-28 18:59 , Tricky Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

Medium Mooris are my prefered tip but quite expensive at £11.99, ive just started using Tiger Snipers they are just as good and are only £9.49.

You are not using your preferred tip so you can save £2.50?




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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-29 18:48

I was basically pointing out that by trying to economise i have found an equally good tip at a cheaper price.
God your picky:)



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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-29 20:10

On 2006-04-29 11:07 , Riggers Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

On 2006-04-28 18:59 , Tricky Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

Medium Mooris are my prefered tip but quite expensive at £11.99, ive just started using Tiger Snipers they are just as good and are only £9.49.

You are not using your preferred tip so you can save £2.50?



well according to the other topic... this 2.50 could buy him 12 pieces of blue master chalk lol!
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posticon   Posted: 2006-04-30 11:31

On 2006-04-28 08:23 , Riggers Wrote:

!!! QUOTE !!!

I'd have like to have done a poll on this but the forum software doesn't seem to support it.
---snip---


Some interesting polls have been conducted on this very subject recently on www.pro9.co.uk - here are some related polls:

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    Riggers
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    posticon   Posted: 2006-05-01 23:52

    Thanks Admin. Before posting I did search the forums for 'tip' as I thought the subject must've already been raised but the search didn't turn up the stuff you linked to.

    Interesting stuff. Since posting I've played a little with a Moori medium and still found it quite hard. I think I'll stick with triangle for now.



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