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12-28-2011, 09:28 PM

No matter what you ll hear here now- and yes, there were *counterfeits* on the market- but also you can be unlucky even with a quality product and get a bad batch.
Install a new one (even same kind of tip) and i am VERY sure, that you won t have any problems anymore.


p.s. I really would let Tim know about your problems.

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12-29-2011, 04:46 AM

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I used to miscue a lot,but I found that playing for less money helped


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12-29-2011, 04:56 AM

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I heard of the same problem until a gentleman who fixes cues, and is a qualified (if that is what you call it) by Kamui to install tips, explained to me the issue. Do not round your tips like you normally do. These layed tips are to be more flat. Big difference. Try it and you will love the tip.
The video from Kamui on installing thier tips shows him putting a perfect nickle shape on the tip. Johnnyt


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12-30-2011, 12:51 PM

I think it is funny how you spend $20.00 on a tip and then say... Hey this thing is a piece of crap, I keep miscuing
So here are some of the excuses that Kamui has for their black tips:
1. It has to be a counterfeit
2. Tip was installed improperly
3. It is you, not the tip (although you never had a problem before)
4. You must have shaped the tip wrong (REALLY????)
5. And this one if the best....It must be the chalk you are using, but Kamui can help, just buy $25.00 cube of chalk and you will not have any more issues.

Like I said before I love the Kamui brown tips. I have no use for the blacks tips. If I go outside the center of the CB I have zero confidence that I will not miscue. In a hill - hill match, with 3 balls left, I would not bet that I could expect the tip/me not to miscues with a Kamui black.

If I am spending more on a tip, I expect more out of it.
I should not need to treat it any different than a $.50 triangle tip.
All the other BS here is just that.

If it were not for the inconsistency of one triangles tip to another, I would use them.
  
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12-30-2011, 01:05 PM

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i've recently had a shaft made for my scruggs by phelps custom cues. i wanted to try something new, so i went with a kamui super soft.

i've never miscued so many times in my life. is this common with kamui tips? is this why they invented a new kind of chalk?

i honestly dont understand what all the hype is about with kamui. too expensive, and no where near as good as an elk master (if you want soft) or a triangle.
I put Kamui tip on my cue, it played good, but tip did not last long i'd say 5 month 3 hrs a day average or 450 hrs , i probably scuff it once or twice, i guess it should not last longer!
  
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01-08-2012, 08:16 PM

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The video from Kamui on installing thier tips shows him putting a perfect nickle shape on the tip. Johnnyt
After myself and Lee Heuwagen, a great player out of Minneapolis were told about the tip shape, I sat next to SVB in New Town, ND and we were all talking about how flat his tip was. I guess if a cue mechanic, whom is certified by Kamui tells people like Lee, and Lee trusts him enough to change his tip shape, I will also.

Try it.


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Cool Kamui Tips Miss Cueing - 04-13-2012, 07:23 AM

I have installed many Kamui tips on my billiard lathe and have found with any tip that the installation can affect the hit and grip of the tip.

When the tip is being trimmed / shaped on the lathe spinning at high speeds the tip face can be burned very easily and can become very slippery.

There are many tools to shape your tip by hand but honestly the Kamui Gator grip works the best. When looking at your tip closely make sure you can see tiny fibres sticking up of the tip surface. The gator Grip does this very well and doesn't take off layers of your tip.

Weather you prefer a round, dime or nickel shape of your tip the biggest reason for a miss-cue is a burned tip surface after installation or the impacted chalk on the surface of the tip. This causes the tip to become slippery and smooth.

I have played with all the tips available and you shouldn't be miss-cueing as you said. I hope this helps

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