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Rammschtein
06-19-2004, 10:34 PM
How exactly do you use a Tip Pik? I know, newbie question,
do you rotate the tip pik over the tip the cue?
or do you just push the tip pik into the tip?

Also, to shape the tip, should i just go out and buy
some shaping sandpaper? (the kind that is round)
or can I do it effectively by hand?

Thanks
Henry

Rod
06-19-2004, 10:48 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rammschtein:</font><hr> How exactly do you use a Tip Pik? I know, newbie question,
do you rotate the tip pik over the tip the cue?
or do you just push the tip pik into the tip?

Just push do not rotate, this especially holds true for laminated tips or in there case don't use a tip pik at all. In my case I use a double cut file and knurl, very fast and effective. Some call it a tip tapper, but don't be the one in the room beating on your tip, it's annoying. lol

Also, to shape the tip, should i just go out and buy
some shaping sandpaper? (the kind that is round)
or can I do it effectively by hand?

You can fold a sheet of 80 grit to a semi round configuration with your hand or they sell those cheap plastic files that hold paper. Finish with 220 or finer paper. Some make them by hand with a peice of 3/4 round pvc cut in half. Then glue the paper inside. There is all sorts of tip files/tools available. Here is one source. mueller (http://www.poolndarts.com/)

Thanks
Henry <hr /></blockquote>

DialUp
06-20-2004, 02:14 AM
I would get a shaper. They are cheap. I have several and the most expensive was $15, the cheapest was the Cue Cube for $5. I use the Willard nickle shaper BTW.

Rod - I live in PHX too /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Actually Peoria

stickman
06-20-2004, 08:17 AM
http://www.poolndarts.com/images/products/thumb/2/thumb_25-400.jpg

http://www.billiardstore.com/supplies/care-repair/cuecare.htm This is my favorite shaping tool. It can also be used as a scuffer. I don't use the tip pik, because I use laminated tips. The Williard cue tip shaper can be purchased as the nickel radius or the dime radius. I purchased mine in the dime radius from Hawleys. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Rod
06-20-2004, 11:44 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote DialUp:</font><hr>

Rod - I live in PHX too /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Actually Peoria <hr /></blockquote>


Is that still in Maricopa County? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif