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Layered tips - what am I missing - HELP - 08-01-2020, 03:54 PM

Hello ,

Since getting back into playing things have changed to do e degree. Back in my playing Days I preferred a nice Le Pro tip. It seems that they are not what they used to be In terms of Quality. Now layered tips seem to be the rage. My Son has a black kamui SS on his cue and I had a ultra skin black soft on mine. It seems we both seem to mid -cue a lot. More than should be. These tips have been on about 4 months. Is there some maintenance to these that I am missing. Do they need roughed up every week or so. Should we go to medium maybe as that is what is causing miscues. I really mis a good old plain leather tip sometimes, Is there one anymore that plays like it should. I have thought about switching to a medium tip. What do you guys recommend, also what is the best basic leather tip out there today. I feel like the tips are glazing over maybe. Just was not for sure how to maintain them. I thought these layered tip require less maintenance than a regular leather tip such as a Triangle or Elk master. Thanks for any help.
  
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08-01-2020, 04:02 PM

Stick with lepros or triangles
Quality is hit and miss but the good ones are great


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08-01-2020, 04:08 PM

i almost never miscue with ultraskin soft, or with any other of toms soft tips for that matter. kamui i quit using because of miscues. i roughen and shape up every month or so
  
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08-01-2020, 04:19 PM

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i almost never miscue with ultraskin soft, or with any other of toms soft tips for that matter. kamui i quit using because of miscues. i roughen and shape up every month or so
Same here with Ultraskin Hard tips. I Tip Pik 'em before playing every day and touch up the shape once a month or so. They last close to a year.

I think consistency is the main benefit of layered tips - consistency from tip to tip and over time with the same tip.

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08-01-2020, 05:30 PM

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i almost never miscue with ultraskin soft, or with any other of toms soft tips for that matter. kamui i quit using because of miscues. i roughen and shape up every month or so

Same here.

Must be stroke related.


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08-01-2020, 05:46 PM

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08-01-2020, 06:54 PM

Triangle tips... FTW


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08-01-2020, 06:56 PM

I never found a black laminated tip I like--they always mis-cued too often.

I have been using tan (pig skin) Talisman tips for over a decade (hard). These things last 1.5-2 years, only need maintenance 3-4 times a year, and in the dozen I have used, only one delaminated.
  
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Ultra skin - I have one soft-1 medium - 08-01-2020, 08:11 PM

Shape monthly-pick it occasionally-no miscues. Great tips imo-on meucci
  
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08-03-2020, 07:50 PM

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Same here with Ultraskin Hard tips. I Tip Pik 'em before playing every day and touch up the shape once a month or so. They last close to a year.

I think consistency is the main benefit of layered tips - consistency from tip to tip and over time with the same tip.

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I thought you could not Tip pik a laminated tip as it would cause the layers to come apart. Or am I mistaken on that.
  
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08-03-2020, 08:03 PM

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I thought you could not Tip pik a laminated tip as it would cause the layers to come apart. Or am I mistaken on that.
I have picked every laminate tip I ever had with no problem.


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08-03-2020, 08:15 PM

two reasons not top related you miscue too often.

your stroke doesnt put the tip where you aimed.

people at home and the pool rooms now use ball polish which has silicone in it. which makes your tip slip when way out there.
  
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two reasons not top related you miscue too often.

your stroke doesnt put the tip where you aimed.

people at home and the pool rooms now use ball polish which has silicone in it. which makes your tip slip when way out there.

It’s not always the stroke; sometimes it can be the tip too.

What about a guy who never miscues using a certain tip, then replaces to another one with the same shaft the he starts to miscue twice or thrice a day, did his stroke went bad all of a sudden right when he replaces tip? I don’t think so.

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08-04-2020, 05:27 AM

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I thought you could not Tip pik a laminated tip as it would cause the layers to come apart. Or am I mistaken on that.
I think that old myth came from mistaken technique: twisting or rubbing the points across the tip rather than poking them straight in and out.

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