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Billy_Bob
06-03-2005, 07:49 AM
Note: A cue tip was called a "point" in 1851.

From Bohn's "New" Handbook of Games - 1851...

"The point is covered with leather to prevent its slipping from the ball in striking. Some players prefer double leathers, others single ones, the best players have generally decided in favor of the latter. Should, however, the former be selected, the under one should be very hard, and the top one soft. For preserving the cue such an arrangement is perhaps the best; is is also well adapted for certain strokes, but cannot be depended upon when the ball is to be struck at a distance. Soft sole leather or saddle flap is an excellent material for points, but for single points nothing perhaps is better than old harness or strap, provided the leather be not too old, which would render it hard and useless. It may be affixed with common glue, Indian glue, shell lac, or any other kinds of cement, taking care to avoid anything greasy."

SPetty
06-05-2005, 09:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Billy_Bob:</font><hr> "The point is covered with leather to prevent its slipping from the ball in striking. Some players prefer double leathers, others single ones, the best players have generally decided in favor of the latter. Should, however, the former be selected, the under one should be very hard, and the top one soft. For preserving the cue such an arrangement is perhaps the best; is is also well adapted for certain strokes, but cannot be depended upon when the ball is to be struck at a distance. <hr /></blockquote>Hey Spiderman, what goes around comes around, eh? Isn't this description similar to that homemade tip that you have on your cue? The one with half of a real hard tip under half of a less hard tip? Where's that picture?

Billy_Bob
06-05-2005, 09:41 AM
Tiger (and other) "break" tips are like this. 1/2 very hard and the other half less hard, but overall a very hard tip. They have a darker colored layer and a lighter colored layer.

Here is a picture, but hard to see...
http://www.tigerproducts.com/store/product.php?productid=16183&amp;cat=108&amp;page=1

SpiderMan
06-06-2005, 07:29 AM
Just goes to show, nothing is really new. Or that great minds think alike /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Here's my homemade version:

SpiderMan's Hard Gradient (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/funkychateau/detail?.dir=9e1d&amp;.dnm=bdc7.jpg&amp;.src=ph)

How long has Tiger been selling these? I started showing mine around about 2-1/2 years ago.

Spiderman