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datplayer
04-08-2008, 12:22 PM
Any suggestions on getting a new tip for my cue? Been using the Lepro that came with the cue, wondering what would be a decent upgrade. Are some of the more expensive tips (Mori, Tiger, Talisman) worth the extra money?

Sorry if this has been asked before. Tried to use the search function to see if this topic has been posted before, but it seems to be not working.

Rich R.
04-08-2008, 12:59 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: datplayer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Any suggestions on getting a new tip for my cue? Been using the Lepro that came with the cue, wondering what would be a decent upgrade. Are some of the more expensive tips (Mori, Tiger, Talisman) worth the extra money?

Sorry if this has been asked before. Tried to use the search function to see if this topic has been posted before, but it seems to be not working. </div></div>
Tip selection is a very personal choice. Any of the brands you mentioned would be great choices, if you like them. Keep in mind that all of the names you mentioned come in a number of hardness levels. If you don't like one hardness, you may like another. I think you just have to try some of your choices and see which you like the best. After all, you can ask ten people which tip is best and you may get ten different answers. I like the Moori "slow" (soft) tips, but that doesn't mean you will like them.

sack316
04-08-2008, 01:03 PM
I also am a big fan of the moori soft tips. But I tried several different tips, some I liked very much and some I didn't, before settling on it as my personal favorite. I agree with Rich that you just need to try a few and guage what feels the best for you and your style.

Sack

Deeman3
04-09-2008, 12:15 PM
Sack,

If you like the Moori you can't go wrong. However, after over 40 years of nothing but water buffalo, I have gone to a Sniper and love it. I never thought I'd switch but technology has helped in this area as I no longer worry about muchrooming and, so far, the Sniper has never let me down, unlike myself. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Rich R.
04-09-2008, 10:24 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sack,

If you like the Moori you can't go wrong. However, after over 40 years of nothing but water buffalo, I have gone to a Sniper and love it. I never thought I'd switch but technology has helped in this area as I no longer worry about muchrooming and, so far, the Sniper has never let me down, unlike myself. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
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Like I said earlier in this thread, ask 10 people and you'll get 10 answers.

I have tried the Sniper tips and I wasn't impressed at all.

"Different strokes for different folks."

The original poster just has to take the time, and a little money, to try a variety of tips for himself.

sack316
04-09-2008, 11:43 PM
oh, and also want to add to make sure you get someone who does the work well. Had a guy once upon a time that did them for me, and he was kinda hit and miss as far as his work goes. He put my first preferred tip on and I love it, when it wore out had him put the same on one, and for some reason just didn't feel right. I chalked it up to needing to break it in, until it flew off my ferrule one night! He wasn't around, but another guy I know re-did it for me, and did an awesome job--- with my entire shaft cleaned and my ferrule was pure white again. Well worth the few extra bucks to get someone who takes their time and does a nice job... someone who will care about your equipment as much as you do (or even moreso as was my case apparently lol)

Sack

SpiderMan
04-10-2008, 01:16 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sack,

If you like the Moori you can't go wrong. However, after over 40 years of nothing but water buffalo, I have gone to a Sniper and love it. I never thought I'd switch but technology has helped in this area as I no longer worry about muchrooming and, so far, the Sniper has never let me down, unlike myself. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
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That's a very extreme change - most water buffalos are pretty hard, and the sniper is soft. I don't stock snipers because they aren't that popular, but I have a couple of guys that use them. When they're ready for a change, they bring me the cue and the tip.

SpiderMan

bignick31985
04-12-2008, 02:16 PM
I played for a long time with a LePro tip on my Players cue. Once I started getting really serious with shooting, I bought a new Lucasi cue and had a Moori Quick (hard) tip put on it. I have not had a single problem with mushrooming or anything. I merely wipe the whole tip down with a damp cloth, then rescuff it occasionally. But I love the tip.

It really seems to have helped my game, compared to the LePro. I then put a Phenolic on my Players and its my jump/break now.

The g/f's Action cue had a water buffalo tip on it, and it just didnt cut it. So I had a Moori Medium put on it. That tip, compared to the Quick, is much softer, and I have to get the burnisher on it after each league session (3 nights a week). However, it is a nice tip. She has grown fond of it.

But I also bought a backup Moori Medium, Talisman Medium, Elkmaster, and a Sniper tip. I dont know if I'll ever replace the Quick, but I figured if I ever get the urge to change I'll have them on hand to do so.

I may even put the Sniper on my other Action cue, just to see how it plays.

However, just switching can get expensive. Most good tips arent cheap, and then when you couple that with the $10-15 install costs, it can add up quick. I mean LePro's are cheap, but a Moori can be over $20 sometimes. I paid $15 for my Sniper, but only $2 for a pack of 3 Elkmasters. So it varies I spose.

1Time
04-27-2008, 09:07 PM
I recommend trying a Talisman Pro medium. It's only about $7 shipped from Seyberts and plays like a champ.

Sid_Vicious
04-28-2008, 01:50 PM
Ok I'll jump in here. I have experimented with most all tips, and the Moori Q is on most all of my cues presently. I've found that the Talisman medium is the hardness of the Moori Q, and I have had several Talisman tips gone bad, but NEVER a Moori. I'd get the Moori, they can be bought reasonable(unless you reference the LaPro at 50 cents) compared to an internet buy for 9-15 bucks. A lot though depends on your depth of play time in billiards. Moving into a higher end tip ain't necessary. Your cue came with a LaPro, and IMHSO, the LePro is a very good tip. Cue manufacturers(non-custom) basically equip their cues with the tip combo which gives the best balance from the git-go. If you are looking at a 50 cent to $2 dollar tip, stay with the LePro. Otherwise, get the Moori Q. Both the Moori Q and the LePro are close in hardness, but the Moori is pricier, yet if not sawed and picked on with tools, will keep shape, AND last for more than a year.

In answer to another question you asked, "Are some of the more expensive tips (Mori, Tiger, Talisman) worth the extra money?"...........not at all. I know very strong players who live by the adage, "I've always shot with a brand X tip(say a Triangle for instance), for all of their pool playing lifes and these players play super!

Between the two tips I recommend, I's say that if you are itchy to try anything other than the LePro, go with a Moori Q, AND DON'T SAW AND PICK IT TO DEATH! Your original Lepro won't fail you though, trust me. My first McDermott had a LePro, and I thought that Triangle was the "way to go" from all the advice I gotten in the early stages of my pool playing education. Going back to the LePro after 2 years of using Triangles on that particular cue was like night and day. The cue came with the tip it shot best with in it's infacy.

Finally I must say, I have enjoyed experimenting with tips over time, so if you have the urge to fool with other tips, I say, "Have fun!" If you want to be as consistent as possible, stick with one tip soon....sid

bmccaslin
04-28-2008, 02:18 PM
I shoot with a Tiger Sniper right now after using a Moori Medium for a couple years.

Not sure I'm convinced that the Sniper is any better, even though it was recommended by G. Hofstatter at an instructional clinic. I've miscued quite a few times with the Sniper, especially on draw and follow (mind you, that could just be me, but I don't recall miscueing so much when I used the Moori). The sniper definitely does not mushroom, but I have to take extra care to make sure it's picked before I shoot with it and sometimes even during shooting it needs a touch up. Don't know if this is because the lamination or not.

I think next time I'll be trying out a Moori Q.

Deeman3
04-28-2008, 02:57 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SpiderMan [/quote</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

That's a very extreme change - most water buffalos are pretty hard, and the sniper is soft. I don't stock snipers because they aren't that popular, but I have a couple of guys that use them. When they're ready for a change, they bring me the cue and the tip.

SpiderMan </div></div>


Spiderman,

How's your health coming along? I hope all is well. Yes, going to the Sniper was a big change but I can't seem to mis-cue with the little devil, no matter how far off center I hit it! They do not last as long as I would like but, until it let's me down, I'll be using it. As well, it may be the simple fact I have not used anything other than the WB over the years and when I "accidently" had to have a change, I just adapted well to the softer tip. Who knows?

SpiderMan
04-28-2008, 03:35 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SpiderMan </div></div>

That's a very extreme change - most water buffalos are pretty hard, and the sniper is soft. I don't stock snipers because they aren't that popular, but I have a couple of guys that use them. When they're ready for a change, they bring me the cue and the tip.

SpiderMan [/quote</div><div class="ubbcode-body">


Spiderman,

How's your health coming along? I hope all is well. Yes, going to the Sniper was a big change but I can't seem to mis-cue with the little devil, no matter how far off center I hit it! They do not last as long as I would like but, until it let's me down, I'll be using it. As well, it may be the simple fact I have not used anything other than the WB over the years and when I "accidently" had to have a change, I just adapted well to the softer tip. Who knows? </div></div>

Health is fine, thanks for asking. All the skin and bones grew back together, though my back will probably hurt a lot more often now. I've just about gotten my game back to where it used to be. Took second in "A" singles this weekend at the Southwest 8-Ball Shootout at the Winstar casino. Four solid days of pool and deviled spam sandwiches put a real tune-up on me.

PS - Don't stay at "America's Best" inn on Hwy 82 in Gainesville. I found ticks between my sheets on Thursday night.

SpiderMan

Deeman3
04-28-2008, 03:47 PM
Don't stay at "America's Best" inn on Hwy 82 in Gainesville. I found ticks between my sheets on Thursday night.

SpiderMan


/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif Glad to hear your game is back. I just heard we had crabs in our women restroom here at the plant! First, how do we know this? Are they visible? How did they get there and what will Hillary do about them? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Congratulations on your win. Watch out for the Illegal drivers....

Sid_Vicious
04-28-2008, 04:10 PM
Congratulations on your win. Watch out for the Illegal drivers....


Spidey still has his Glock, illegals beware! BUT, who'd be prosecuted by the law in such an event???, you betcha, born Americans. Bush and the so called conservatives ain't worth a damn. EVERY power point in our legislative system was "ready" for correcting of these dastardly deeds, and what's the end result, crap! Seriously Dee, a whole republican controlled branch, pandered, not addressed the illegal, and I mean ILLEGAL situations. Is that in any way conservative???sid

Deeman3
04-29-2008, 08:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sid_Vicious</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Congratulations on your win. Watch out for the Illegal drivers....


Spidey still has his Glock, illegals beware! BUT, who'd be prosecuted by the law in such an event???, you betcha, born Americans. Bush and the so called conservatives ain't worth a damn. EVERY power point in our legislative system was "ready" for correcting of these dastardly deeds, and what's the end result, crap! Seriously Dee, a whole republican controlled branch, pandered, not addressed the illegal, and I mean ILLEGAL situations. Is that in any way conservative???sid </div></div>


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