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12.5mm to 12mm tip question. - 10-12-2019, 03:58 PM

What adjustments do you have to make going from a 12.5 to a 12mm tip?


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10-12-2019, 04:09 PM

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What adjustments do you have to make going from a 12.5 to a 12mm tip?
I think it would depend largely on how the tips are shaped and still have very little impact until you are putting an extreme amount of english on the ball. If both are dressed to the same radius, it shouldn't require an adjustment at all on an ordinary shot.

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10-12-2019, 04:18 PM

i never made any adjustments, i like smaller for close shots
but my poor stroke tends to miss the aiming point on the cue ball and i miss longer shots
  
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10-12-2019, 07:08 PM

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What adjustments do you have to make going from a 12.5 to a 12mm tip?
I play with a 12mm...dime shape...if I play the spot shot with high inside english...
...I aim like itís a 314.
If I use a 12.5 mm, I have to aim thicker....my friend has one...so no guesses here.

But thatís me...your mileage may vary


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10-13-2019, 06:29 AM

I have 10.5-13mm tips that I use regularly w/ dime radius (more nickel-like for the 9.5- & 10.5mm tips).

To be honest, I don't find a huge difference in the feel in the 11.75-13mm range.

Perfect example is going from my 12.5mm WX700 & EX-Pro to my conical tapered 12mm WX900...not huge difference in feel to me personally.
  
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10-13-2019, 07:34 AM

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I have 10.5-13mm tips that I use regularly w/ dime radius (more nickel-like for the 9.5- & 10.5mm tips).

To be honest, I don't find a huge difference in the feel in the 11.75-13mm range.

Perfect example is going from my 12.5mm WX700 & EX-Pro to my conical tapered 12mm WX900...not huge difference in feel to me personally.
I have the 30Ē WX900 with the 12mm and was thinking of ordering the 30Ē WX700 12.5mm but we not sure under what circumstances I would use the 12mm over the 12.5mm. Do you have a preference or circumstance where you might have a preference?


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10-13-2019, 08:12 AM

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I have the 30Ē WX900 with the 12mm and was thinking of ordering the 30Ē WX700 12.5mm but we not sure under what circumstances I would use the 12mm over the 12.5mm. Do you have a preference or circumstance where you might have a preference?
There is a difference in deflection and a bit of feel between the tapers, but my preference is for the WX900 yet many others prefer the pro-tapered WX700. You can't go wrong with either one really, I like them both.

Would love a 30" WX900 w/ Wavy joint...what joint do you have, and is yours new or used? Hit me up if you think of selling.
  
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10-13-2019, 08:14 AM

For me the thinner shafts dont feel as good as the thicker ones
Otherwise it doesnt matter
  
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10-13-2019, 08:25 AM

As the tip size gets smaller, the stroke needs to become more deliberate.
  
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10-13-2019, 08:29 AM

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For me the thinner shafts dont feel as good as the thicker ones
Otherwise it doesnt matter
In a closed bridge, I agree 100% that the 12.5-13mm fits my longer fingers better. With an open bridge it doesn't matter as much, although I prefer thinner shaft feel w/ open bridge.
  
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10-13-2019, 08:39 AM

You have a bigger sweet spot on the cue ball with a larger tip........ 13mm

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10-13-2019, 09:09 AM

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You have a bigger sweet spot on the cue ball with a larger tip...
Assuming you're both talking about more or less "forgiveness" for tip placement error...

Tip size doesn't affect it; tip curvature might. Flatter = (a little) more forgiving.

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10-13-2019, 12:23 PM

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Assuming you're both talking about more or less "forgiveness" for tip placement error...

Tip size doesn't affect it; tip curvature might. Flatter = (a little) more forgiving.
In my case I was taking tip size and shaft flex into account.
  
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10-13-2019, 03:55 PM

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There is a difference in deflection and a bit of feel between the tapers, but my preference is for the WX900 yet many others prefer the pro-tapered WX700. You can't go wrong with either one really, I like them both.

Would love a 30" WX900 w/ Wavy joint...what joint do you have, and is yours new or used? Hit me up if you think of selling.
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12.5mm to 12mm tip question. - 10-13-2019, 04:20 PM

For the most part, 12mm shaft was the original LD shaft. Of course, thatís just my opinion. I have a 12.1 mm shaft and I have it because, it was my original LD shaft. I have since moved on, about 15-20 years ago, to a 314.

I donít believe there is any magic feel or great ability to spin a ball due to the 12mm shaft, but I do think a think maple shaft gives some of that great feel/feedback that is lost with most LD shafts.


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