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07-22-2019, 10:36 AM

A long term follow up to the Sure Elastic break tip review.

At first I installed the tip incorrectly as I roughed the surface with a very coarse sand paper. This caused poor grip and some material transfer from the tip to the CB as the ridges I made didn't work as the tip is designed to. A quick talk to Andreas Sure, the man behind this product and right away I got instructions to fix it, simply with a finer sand paper to smooth out the surface. This made a world of difference, the grip improved drastically and the power transfer seems to be better aswell with a smooth surface as I am now able to jump better with the break cue aswell, wich didn't work that well with the coarse face I started my review with.
I took a liking to the tip right away after fixing my own error. So it has remained on my break cue since I installed this exact tip I bought to review. It has been a long enough time since to be able to make a comment on its durability as it has got a lot of breaks in. I break rather hard and play nearly every day so the tip has seen so many impacts that it has surely been tested thoroughly.
The fact is that it still looks basically like new, even with this much play on it. The sides haven't worn down nearly as much like they did with Zento, Taom and Cyborg tips for example. As a synthetic it hasn't deformed at all, I've never had to scuff it and I can't remember the last time I have miscued on the break. I am genuinely impressed on how well the tip has held up in use and the fact that it has become my favourite break tip so far.

Some pics, one straight off the wall and the other with the chalk wiped off.





To conclude the review for good;
Elastic may be rather new to the scene but it shows a ton of potential to be one of the best elite break tips in the market. Performance wise it is well on par with the best of them and hopefully its popularity will rise among them aswell, as the product is simply excellent. Elastic combines some of the best properties of its rivals in to one tip. It holds up like the phenolics or a Hammerhead, grips a lot like Taom and feels nice too hitting with break speeds. Seems to be easy to install as well, no special glues needed for example. I used Loctite 401, wich is the same basic liquid CA that I use for normal tip work.

If you are looking to try a new break tip, for what ever reason, give this tip a chance. I can say that I can stand behind the product without any hesitation, even though I have no ties to the maker myself.
I want to thank Mr. Andreas Sure for giving me the chance to among the first people to get this tip to try and that he agreed to let me review it any way I wanted to, good or bad. It takes some confidence in your product to agree to something like that

That is all I have to say about the subject. From now on I'll just focus on hitting them hard and square Feel free to ask me any questions regarding the tip in this thread or by a private message. I will do my best to answer all questions to the best of my knowledge and experience

Last edited by Kimmo H.; 07-22-2019 at 10:42 AM.
  
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