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I shoot with a Joss with a LePro tip. I've had it for years and haven't used anything other than sandpaper the few times I've shaped it. That works okay, but it's not a very precise method. I have trouble keeping it from coming out lopsided.
It's getting rather flat again, and I was wondering if the tools I see advertised on the web are worth having, and if so, which one?
Also, where can I find information about the effects of having a tip that's harder or softer. I'm sure opinions vary, as do preferences, but I'm interested in hearing both.
08-04-2002, 02:34 PM
Tip shaping is a very pesonal charactoristic. Two standards that are most often referred to are the "dime" and "nickel" radius shapes for cue tips.
I use a Williards Nickel tip shaper (retails for about $8) and this shaper will last forever. Check out this site. http://www.poolndarts.com/product.cfm?sku=25-400
08-04-2002, 04:54 PM
Absolutely the best. Some things are just perfect. This one is. Like the paper clip, mouse trap and fish hook, Willard's rulez.
check out www.tigerproducts.com (http://www.tigerproducts.com) to read a little bit on some great laminated cue tips. i would recommend the newest tiger products tip, which is the "Sniper" (medium hard)
I have it on my playing cue and also on my breaking cue. This tip does not mushroom like many other tips, so you don't have to constantly shape it all the time. Good luck!!
08-05-2002, 06:41 AM
I have been using the Ultimate Tip Tool with much success and satisfaction. I have also recently switched to the Moori Medium-Hard Tips from the Moori Medium Tips.
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