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07-16-2016, 05:26 AM

So here's an Interesting thought...

How many ppl have actually read what Darren had to say about tips and actually got off the couch, spent a few dollars to try it, and see if he's right before spewing off blasphemy!! I'm right, he's wrong, John Brumback let me show you what I read on dr Dave's website on how to make this bank.. See that? Now try that and maybe you'll win a bank championship.. gotta go.. I have to regurgitate more instructional material and help these pros win more titles.


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So here's an Interesting thought...

How many ppl have actually read what Darren had to say about tips and actually got off the couch, spent a few dollars to try it, and see if he's right before spewing off blasphemy!! I'm right, he's wrong, John Brumback let me show you what I read on dr Dave's website on how to make this bank.. See that? Now try that and maybe you'll win a bank championship.. gotta go.. I have to regurgitate more instructional material and help these pros win more titles.
You don't think most of us have tried different tips? 30 years ago, all of this tip nonsense was irrelevant because everyone either played Le Pro/Triangle if they liked a firmer tip, and Elk Master if they liked a softer tip. Now the tip has become this expensive accessory that has to be finely tuned to your skill level/stroke/whatever or you'll suck. It's never mattered that much, and it still doesn't matter that much.
  
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07-16-2016, 06:06 AM

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So here's an Interesting thought...

How many ppl have actually read what Darren had to say about tips and actually got off the couch, spent a few dollars to try it, and see if he's right before spewing off blasphemy!! I'm right, he's wrong, John Brumback let me show you what I read on dr Dave's website on how to make this bank.. See that? Now try that and maybe you'll win a bank championship.. gotta go.. I have to regurgitate more instructional material and help these pros win more titles.


I did some research on this matter a while back, link below.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpo...0&postcount=73

And after that I have experimentated with some 30 tips more of different hardnesses after that and I stand my ground with the results, softer tip doesnt correlate to more spin, atleast not with my stroke I find medium to medium hard tips the nicest to play with but thats just my opinion, yours may differ
  
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07-16-2016, 06:16 AM

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So here's an Interesting thought...

How many ppl have actually read what Darren had to say about tips and actually got off the couch, spent a few dollars to try it, and see if he's right before spewing off blasphemy!! I'm right, he's wrong, John Brumback let me show you what I read on dr Dave's website on how to make this bank.. See that? Now try that and maybe you'll win a bank championship.. gotta go.. I have to regurgitate more instructional material and help these pros win more titles.
Blasphemous? Are you nutz?
I, like many others here, have been playing pool for a very long time. I've probably gone through more tips than you've had wake-ups.
In addition, back in the day when I was installing tips, the tip of choice by the best players was a hard one, and almost always single-layered.
For the past 20 years I have been playing One Pocket (germane to the Op's question) with a medium tip, and the past 5 with one of Tom Hays little jewels (also a medium).
What the hell does a pro know that I don't?


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07-16-2016, 06:46 AM

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That is exactly why I don't want a really hard tip on my cue. I don't want the cue ball to go flying when I barely tap it. I want to feel the cue ball and let my stroke determine whether it goes "flying" or not.
I play with a pressed elk master and a very heavy shaft and I can still hit the ball just as softly as anyone else. I like not having to muscle the ball around, however I love having that extra power in the top end.
  
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07-16-2016, 06:48 AM

I have to believe the tip makes some difference. As I've shared before, I've got a table with very slow cloth, and I've only found one tip that will draw a ball on it. On most tables, I can draw a ball the length of the table, but not on this one. By the way, the tip is a soft triangle, if my memory serves me correctly.
  
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07-16-2016, 06:56 AM

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So here's an Interesting thought...

How many ppl have actually read what Darren had to say about tips and actually got off the couch, spent a few dollars to try it, and see if he's right before spewing off blasphemy!! I'm right, he's wrong, John Brumback let me show you what I read on dr Dave's website on how to make this bank.. See that? Now try that and maybe you'll win a bank championship.. gotta go.. I have to regurgitate more instructional material and help these pros win more titles.
I don't remember anyone telling Darren what to do. I certainly don't need him to tell me which tip to use.
  
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Blasphemous? Are you nutz?
I, like many others here, have been playing pool for a very long time. I've probably gone through more tips than you've had wake-ups.
In addition, back in the day when I was installing tips, the tip of choice by the best players was a hard one, and almost always single-layered.
For the past 20 years I have been playing One Pocket (germane to the Op's question) with a medium tip, and the past 5 with one of Tom Hays little jewels (also a medium).
What the hell does a pro know that I don't?
I've always played non-layered tips too, and finally settled on Ultraskins. It's the only layered tip I've ever liked.

Anyway, FWIW I'm sure Darren means well. I've never met him, but he always seems to act like a gentleman.

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You don't think most of us have tried different tips? 30 years ago, all of this tip nonsense was irrelevant because everyone either played Le Pro/Triangle if they liked a firmer tip, and Elk Master if they liked a softer tip. Now the tip has become this expensive accessory that has to be finely tuned to your skill level/stroke/whatever or you'll suck. It's never mattered that much, and it still doesn't matter that much.
Actually 30 years ago there were still a lot of brands of tips only they weren't layered tips. People used to swear by Chandivert tips, a true French tip made in France.

I also used to think that tips don't matter much. I am also a shitty player despite having had a few moments of brilliance that made me think I am a much better player than I actually am.

I sold layered tips for a couple years in 2000-2002. During that time I bought a durometer and did a bunch of tests with 6oz hammers to try to understand the dynamics. My conclusion was then that most tips would reach about the same hardness after so many hits.

But the fact is that hardness alone doesn't tell the whole tale. For example what's the difference between a layered tip at 75 and a single layer tip at 75? I don't know because that would require more research but I can tell you that those two tips don't feel the same and the difference is noticeable.

The equipment does make a difference and if anyone wants to bet HIGH and let me choose the cue and tip and chalk they use I am willing to test out my statement by betting a $1000. How much of a difference matters more as the player gets better in the sense that they are much more in touch with the feel side of pool than amateurs are.

However if you put five tips of different hardnesses on five nearly identical shafts it's unlikely that any professional could accurately identify the hardness of each tip with consistency. Nor could any amateur.

So Darren's statement is of course an opinion based on his personal experience and observation but much less rooted in established research. Talking out of his ass though is a bit strong because as much as we amateurs love to believe that we could be top players if only......the fact is that we aren't and our mortgage doesn't depend on being able to precisely move the cue ball consistently.

I spent some time with Jose Parica and he was trying to teach me how to feather a ball. He would demonstrate and I would butcher it, over and over, finally in exasperation I said to Jose, "I understand what you are saying, I see you doing it, but I can't do it." However I did absorb the information and kept practicing and now years later I can feather a ball much better and don't butcher it every time.


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Sorry one stroke I will continue to disagree based upon my experiences in talking to actual cuemakers and industry people who do pool as a profession and not as amateurs...

Spring rates/COR and Spin/Speed ratio are still not even part of the discussion because of the old information that was published as science...

Contact time was previously said to be too short for anything done during the stroke to matter....

Things keep changing... The pros keep shooting at world class levels and I will keep testing to establish a better understanding while talking to them...

Nothing we have done is published and no one has looked at it here in the states in an even remotely close way aside from Tony at Blackboar.... As long as tip to cueball contact is treated as a solid impact what you read won't explain what happens except at the high end where tips are compressed into a solid regardless of hardness.......

Just the fact they don't know any of these things doesn't put an amatuer on the same level as pro players who don't know them... simply because of the vast number of hours they have put in refining their skills that an amateur has not..

I've learned pro players generally figure things from experience and it takes discussion to find those thing out because the vocabulary isn't in place... Could an amateur discover something? Absolutely but in the wide world of experience the chances are tiny in comparison.

In the US it seems every amateur thinks they could be a pro if only they quit their jobs and played 8 hours a day and it's hurting the game.... For the vast majority they are the guy watching Thursday night baseball on the couch drinking a beer thinking I could have done that... They have about the same chances as far as finding world class speed...
I agree that the opinion of contact time to short to matter is the biggest misconception ever.
We don't care about how long but how different. Let's say phenolic contact time is 1/10s and soft leather is 3/10s.
So the contact time of the soft leather is freaking 3 times more than phenolic.
Any college physics student can show you the diffence in the amount of Work, energy transfer, or angular momentum of the CB in both cases.
At a simplest simplest level, ceteris paribus, Soft tip no doubt gives more spin but transfer less energy to the CB than a hard one.

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Actually 30 years ago there were still a lot of brands of tips only they weren't layered tips. People used to swear by Chandivert tips, a true French tip made in France.

I also used to think that tips don't matter much. I am also a shitty player despite having had a few moments of brilliance that made me think I am a much better player than I actually am.

I sold layered tips for a couple years in 2000-2002. During that time I bought a durometer and did a bunch of tests with 6oz hammers to try to understand the dynamics. My conclusion was then that most tips would reach about the same hardness after so many hits.

But the fact is that hardness alone doesn't tell the whole tale. For example what's the difference between a layered tip at 75 and a single layer tip at 75? I don't know because that would require more research but I can tell you that those two tips don't feel the same and the difference is noticeable.

The equipment does make a difference and if anyone wants to bet HIGH and let me choose the cue and tip and chalk they use I am willing to test out my statement by betting a $1000. How much of a difference matters more as the player gets better in the sense that they are much more in touch with the feel side of pool than amateurs are.

However if you put five tips of different hardnesses on five nearly identical shafts it's unlikely that any professional could accurately identify the hardness of each tip with consistency. Nor could any amateur.

So Darren's statement is of course an opinion based on his personal experience and observation but much less rooted in established research. Talking out of his ass though is a bit strong because as much as we amateurs love to believe that we could be top players if only......the fact is that we aren't and our mortgage doesn't depend on being able to precisely move the cue ball consistently.

I spent some time with Jose Parica and he was trying to teach me how to feather a ball. He would demonstrate and I would butcher it, over and over, finally in exasperation I said to Jose, "I understand what you are saying, I see you doing it, but I can't do it." However I did absorb the information and kept practicing and now years later I can feather a ball much better and don't butcher it every time.
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Each step up in grade for the Ki-Techs was set at 5% and local players could put them in order from Soft to Hard... Now could they have said a tip was a M/S or Soft or a M/H or M without comparing the hits all of all of them? Possibly not as that was not the focus of the test....

As a caveat COR has more to do with a tips playing grade than the actual durometer reading... Our Soft tests higher on the Durometer than the Medium/Soft or Medium but transfers 5% and 10% less energy respectively....


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Indeed, indeed.
And PJ's opinion would be worth perusing...
...most of my favorite posts by PJ were on the main forum...
...on NPR, we were on opposite sides, often.

I hope his ban is not permanent


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And PJ's opinion would be worth perusing...
...most of my favorite posts by PJ were on the main forum...
...on NPR, we were on opposite sides, often.

I hope his ban is not permanent
PJ would post whatever he found on Dave's site he thinks pertinent... Like

most contact times (i.e., for most tips and most speeds) are very close to a thousandth of a second (0.001 sec).
a soft tip at slow speed has a longer contact time (about 0.002 sec), but still extremely small.
a very hard tip (e.g., phenolic) at fast speed has a shorter contact time (about 0.0005 sec).

even links the Russian videos but they never tested a soft tip. They tested phenolic .8ms and a moori medium 2ms if you follow the link http://dbkcues.ru/2011/06/12/another...0-fps/?lang=en..... Not sure why the grades and the phenolic contact time was reported incorrectly but the video refutes all 3 claims above....

Based upon the testing it is possible that a soft or extras soft tip may exceed 3ms or even approach 4ms widening that window on being able to influence things during contact and bringing shaft movement more into the equation.. Maybe we cannot react fast enough but thru practice and preparation things can get interesting....


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