View Full Version : Best break tip shape?

Bob Callahan
09-20-2010, 06:50 PM
Might as well start this poll as a companion to this one:


09-20-2010, 07:06 PM
I use about a quarter

The Schwartz
09-21-2010, 05:57 AM
Mine is pretty flat. Maybe silver dollar. Huge sweet spot though and little english on the cue.

09-21-2010, 09:15 AM
I've never understood why someone would want to have a completely flat tip on their break cue. Yeah sure you might get less spin. But if you hit anywhere off center it would just make you miscue instead of getting unintended spin.

Another guy I know has a phenolic on his break cue and he doesn't even chalk it! He says there's no need for chalk since he is hitting center ball. That's a recipe for a miscue if you ask me.

09-21-2010, 09:40 AM
Mine is pretty flat and I always chalk no matter what. You are right though, with the flat tip you need to hit center of cue ball.

09-21-2010, 10:25 AM
I use a nickel/quarter radius. Quarter is probably perfect for 9 ball, but I like to be able to use the same tip for 2nd ball 8 ball break, too (in case that's what seems to work), and quarter is a tad flat for that.

09-21-2010, 10:33 AM
Mine is a perfect cone. It really saves on chalk.

Dead Money
09-21-2010, 11:27 AM
I use a car wash token radius on my break cue and my playing cue!

09-21-2010, 11:50 AM
> Mine is shaped to a 13mm wide piece of a 1 1/8 radius,which is half of a 2 1/4 ball. It LOOKS flat to some people,but gives you the biggest possible sweet spot.

On a break where I've really pounded them and squatted it,the chalk mark left on the ball is the full width of my tip. Tommy D.