if you have a quality tip, the most important is to burnish it once in a while, not every day. this will keep the dome shape close to its original shape. if you study the chalk mark your tip leaves on the cue ball you will see when the diameter gets larger, you will need to reshape slightly. your tip should last years of everage play time. i get 5 years out of kamui medium, and i play 6 hours on sat. and sunday, every week.