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gutshot
08-11-2017, 05:43 AM
Thoroughbred Tips hit the market this week and as an introduction to the market and to AZbilliards, I am giving away 1 free tip to the first ten people who reply to this thread. The only requirements are that participants like a medium soft to medium hit (that's what I'm sending) and they offer a review on this thread (good or bad).

Thoroughbred Tips background:

Richard Harris of Blue Grass Cues gave me the opportunity to develop a tip to replace Kamui as his standard tip on all cues. Richard required they must play well to be worthy of being put on his cues, they must hold chalk well, and they must be affordably priced. The tip I developed meets all three of those criteria and is priced at $10 per tip. Every single tip is tested for hardness using 3 separate tests and are then divided into 6 hardness groups (Very Soft, Soft, Medium Soft, Medium, Medium Hard and Hard) based on a Shore D Durometer scale. The tips are mainly made to fall between Soft and Medium Hard and when they test outside this range, I offer Very Soft and Hard.

For comparison, the Very Soft and Soft hit softer than a Kamui Brown Super Soft. The Medium hits slightly softer than a Kamui Brown Medium. For more information, you can visit the website at www.thoroughbredtips.com.

Reviewers List:
1. Black-balled
2. Rimfirejunkie - shipped
3. Mike81 - shipped
4. Captainjko - shipped
5. Tony_in_MD - shipped
6. mattb - shipped
7. GideonF - shipped
8. radge69 - shipped
9. trophycue - shipped
10. Decent Dennis - shipped
11. Detroitfan0877 - shipped

Thanks,

Kelly

Black-Balled
08-11-2017, 05:46 AM
I am in...! And i would ask for 2 tips, buy one get one free, you know? Have many shafts...

Thanks for considering the board.

Rimfirejunkie
08-11-2017, 05:55 AM
Count me in!

gutshot
08-11-2017, 06:02 AM
I have set up an Azbilliards coupon for $10% off good for the entire month of August. At checkout, click on the coupon button and enter "Azbilliards10%".

I am in...! And i would ask for 2 tips, buy one get one free, you know? Have many shafts...

Thanks for considering the board.

Mike81
08-11-2017, 06:03 AM
I'd love to try one! I am currently using Kamui soft tips on both my cues, I would like to compare.

Black-Balled
08-11-2017, 06:05 AM
I have set up an Azbilliards coupon for $10% off. At checkout, click on the coupon button and enter "Azbilliards10%".

Awesome. I will need to attend to that later today, thanks.

captainjko
08-11-2017, 06:06 AM
Send me one please...

Tony_in_MD
08-11-2017, 06:08 AM
Please send one to me too.

Black-Balled
08-11-2017, 06:27 AM
I have set up an Azbilliards coupon for $10% off. At checkout, click on the coupon button and enter "Azbilliards10%".

Awesome. I will need to attend to that later today, thanks.

mattb
08-11-2017, 06:30 AM
Sign me up. I will give it a try and feedback.

GideonF
08-11-2017, 06:30 AM
In. I will try one


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radge69
08-11-2017, 06:33 AM
I'll try one if still available.

jokrswylde
08-11-2017, 06:43 AM
I would try one out if available

trophycue
08-11-2017, 06:46 AM
Would like try.......

Club Billiards
08-11-2017, 07:01 AM
I've got one on my cue, and so far, I'm pretty impressed.

It's maybe just a tad softer than what I'm used to in a Kamui, but for the price, I'm not even mad about it. To me it's worth knowing that once I settle in on the hit I want, I know that's what I'm getting in the next one.

The one thing I've noticed most though, these things really hold chalk great!!! I noticed the different feel the very first time I chalked it. I should say that I'm a habitual overchalker. It's almost a part of my pre-shot routine. I have to consciously remind myself that I don't need to chalk as much. Just out of curiosity the other night, a few different times, I went 3-4 games without chalking at all. Zero miscues. This tip seriously plays awesome.

Now if I could just learn to play this stupid game!!! :D

decent dennis
08-11-2017, 07:22 AM
Im in if not to late.

JazzboxBlues
08-11-2017, 07:56 AM
Too late for the discount. I received 2 medium hards in the mail yesterday. Thanks for getting them out so quick!

detroitfan0877
08-11-2017, 09:33 AM
I would try one and give it a review as well

gutshot
08-11-2017, 09:51 AM
The last two are in. That's it for the freebies. :)

bbb
08-11-2017, 09:59 AM
i would like to try them and be willing to give a review
i play with g2 soft now

gutshot
08-11-2017, 10:12 AM
Everyone else can order online (www.thoroughbredtips.com) and receive a 10% discount through the month of August. Just enter the coupon code Azbilliards10% at checkout.

Kelly

JayTS
08-12-2017, 06:52 AM
So this tip that you developed for some reason looks just like the PreciSion tips that you purchased just prior to venturing out and making your own.. Good attempt at copying and using another cuemaker to help promote but I assure you that it's just another copy of what other people have spent time developing.

tableroll
08-12-2017, 07:15 AM
Thoroughbred Tips hit the market this week and as an introduction to the market and to AZbilliards, I am giving away 1 free tip to the first ten people who reply to this thread. The only requirements are that participants like a medium soft to medium hit (that's what I'm sending) and they offer a review on this thread (good or bad).

Thoroughbred Tips background:

Richard Harris of Blue Grass Cues gave me the opportunity to develop a tip to replace Kamui as his standard tip on all cues. Richard required they must play well to be worthy of being put on his cues, they must hold chalk well, and they must be affordably priced. The tip I developed meets all three of those criteria and is priced at $10 per tip. Every single tip is tested for hardness using 3 separate tests and are then divided into 6 hardness groups (Very Soft, Soft, Medium Soft, Medium, Medium Hard and Hard) based on a Shore D Durometer scale. The tips are mainly made to fall between Soft and Medium Hard and when they test outside this range, I offer Very Soft and Hard.

For comparison, the Very Soft and Soft hit softer than a Kamui Brown Super Soft. The Medium hits slightly softer than a Kamui Brown Medium. For more information, you can visit the website at www.thoroughbredtips.com.

For the entire month of August, AZbilliards members get a 10% discount. At checkout, click on the coupon button and type in "Azbilliards10%".

Reviewers List:
1. Black-balled
2. Rimfirejunkie
3. Mike81 - shipped
4. Captainjko - shipped
5. Tony_in_MD - shipped
6. mattb - shipped
7. GideonF - shipped
8. radge69 - shipped
9. jokrswylde
10. trophycue
11. Decent Dennis
12. Detroitfan0877

Thanks,

Kelly

I would like to try one.

gutshot
08-12-2017, 07:53 AM
Oh, you got me! Lol

Yes, I bought a medium and a soft for someone on my league team. I do all of their tip replacements for basically free. They just pay for the tip which I said I would pick up. I also bought some G2's, Ultraskins, Lepros and Triangles. Everyone likes different things, tips are no different. Maybe I should have purchased a Hard Precision tip so I could copy it too.

Next time have Dennis Searing do some better research for you or call Richard Harris and ask him yourself why these tips came to exist. It wasn't to copy Dennis Searing, it was to replace the junk tips Kamui has been producing lately that Richard used for the last 17 years.

You must think I'm some kind of wizard to produce tips that you say copy the Precision tips only a short time after I bought the Precision tips. I guess that makes me a whole lot smarter than Dennis if it supposedly took him 3 years to develop his tip. If I had started selling the Thoroughbred tips before Dennis, would that make Dennis a copy cat? I'm sure someone way before Dennis made 8 layered pigskin tips.



So this tip that you developed for some reason looks just like the PreciSion tips that you purchased just prior to venturing out and making your own.. Good attempt at copying and using another cuemaker to help promote but I assure you that it's just another copy of what other people have spent time developing.

captainjko
08-25-2017, 09:55 PM
Here is a clip of me shooting a few balls with the Thoroughbred medium tip... Hits pretty nice... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5YTEDBZ5DU&t=2s

gutshot
08-26-2017, 05:00 AM
Nice runout! :thumbup2:

EDRJR
09-02-2017, 01:36 PM
I just sent in my second order. I tried the MS, M and MH because I'm partial to harder tips. I like all 3, but the MH will be my favorite. I used to use Stingray tips 15 years ago, but stopped when they added the outline of a stingray on them. I felt they just didn't grab as well as they used to. These grab well. Try them, you'll like them.

know it all
09-02-2017, 01:48 PM
If anyone knows how a tip is suppose to hit it's,Richard he was and still is a great player and cue maker.Rich aka the skunk.

radge69
10-24-2017, 03:14 PM
Been busy so hadnít gotten the trial tip installed until a few weeks ago. MS - installed nice, cut very easily. Flattened out after a few hours of play, reshaped and havenít touched it since. Holds chalk, performs as expected. Hasnít mushroomed at all. A quality tip that I wouldnít hesitate installing another when this one is gone.

captainjko
10-24-2017, 06:00 PM
I posted this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5YTEDBZ5DU&t=2s ) a couple months ago for the review and so people could see the action and hear the tink... When I played the 4 ball with just a little high left, the cue ball took off perfectly.... The Thoroughbred tip (MH) is on my cue now and will most likely stay..... I tried a hard and it hit really nice, but felt more comfortable with the medium hard......

gutshot
10-24-2017, 06:28 PM
Thanks for the reviews! :dance:

mattb
11-12-2017, 08:36 AM
I got my tip installed and have about 8 or so hours of play on it.

The tip holds chalk extremely well. In fact so well that I would probably order one in the next hardness up. The medium played more like a soft with the grip it had.

I like the fact each tip had the hardness marked with it. You can literally order tips with exactly the same hardness each time. Perfect for people like me who are very peculiar about what I use.

I am using this on an Andy Gilbert with SS joint and his standard maple shaft.

Mike81
02-21-2018, 10:05 AM
I like this tip! Plays well holds chalk well also. Haven’t had any issues with it glazing or mushrooming. It’s easy to shape and spins the cue ball nicely. I installed one on my sons cue and he likes it as well, so I would recommend giving this a try if your in need of a new tip! Thanks for the free one gutshot