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Kamui Black Tips - 11-24-2009, 05:58 PM

I just tried my first Kamui Black tip and I have a question. Are these tips made from leather or are they some kind of composite material? I've been playing with Moori slow tips and Sniper tips for the last couple of years and it's going to take some getting used to in order for me to feel comfortable with the Kamui tip.

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11-24-2009, 06:00 PM

I don't know what they are.. I got one by mistake.. thought I was getting a regular Med. Kamui... ended up with the black... it looks like a Top Hat right now, and I need to take it down a little..
  
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11-24-2009, 07:15 PM

http://www.kamuitips.com/store/Detai...=48&category=0

Pig Skin.

Tryedout from medium to supersoft. A medium feels softer than a moori medium.
You can do a lot of crazy things with supersoft, but personally its to soft for me.
  
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11-24-2009, 07:18 PM

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I don't know what they are.. I got one by mistake.. thought I was getting a regular Med. Kamui... ended up with the black... it looks like a Top Hat right now, and I need to take it down a little..
I have a cue lathe and I installed my own tip and it cut like it was something other than leather. I could be wrong, but it didn't act like leather when I was trimming it. It could just be a very firm leather that's been dyed black, but i'm not sure. I was hoping that someone on the forum would know and could tell everyone what they are made from.

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11-24-2009, 08:20 PM

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I have a cue lathe and I installed my own tip and it cut like it was something other than leather. I could be wrong, but it didn't act like leather when I was trimming it. It could just be a very firm leather that's been dyed black, but i'm not sure. I was hoping that someone on the forum would know and could tell everyone what they are made from.

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Straight from Kamui:

"Kamui Black Tips are specially selected 10 layered pig skin.The leather is tanned by a special moisture proof tannin. Giving the Kamui Black the black color and making it "humidity resistant". Kamui Japan found the way to apply this process without interfering with the porosity, adding more elasticity to the KB tip and protecting the tip from the environment."

They are hemispherical sealed. They will play the same no matter what the humidity level is. I have installed a ton of tips, and the Kamui Black Soft is by far my favorite!! They shape easily because of the way they are possessed. I have played with mine now for three months and have hardly shaped it at all... and it plays like it did when new.

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I've played with and installed just about every tip out there.And i'm one of those people that if my ferrule is dirty,chalky,or whatever the case may be it drives me absolutely nuts.If my tip is not pefectly burnished in and tight all the way around or doesn't hold the perfect radius,it will cause problems with my game.I bought a kamui black hard about a year ago,i guess.At first it seemed a little hard for my taste and feel,but I got accustomed to it.If you like a Moori hard,get a kamui black medium.It's hard to bite the bullet and pay $20 for one but it is worth it.When I first put mine on I decided to leave it full height just to see if the sides were gonna need burnishing again after a few games.After a session of about 75 games or so,it did not budge.I recently ordered a kamui black medium to put on another shaft to see how it plays compared to the hard.My $.02...
  
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11-25-2009, 08:55 AM

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I've played with and installed just about every tip out there.And i'm one of those people that if my ferrule is dirty,chalky,or whatever the case may be it drives me absolutely nuts.If my tip is not pefectly burnished in and tight all the way around or doesn't hold the perfect radius,it will cause problems with my game.I bought a kamui black hard about a year ago,i guess.At first it seemed a little hard for my taste and feel,but I got accustomed to it.If you like a Moori hard,get a kamui black medium.It's hard to bite the bullet and pay $20 for one but it is worth it.When I first put mine on I decided to leave it full height just to see if the sides were gonna need burnishing again after a few games.After a session of about 75 games or so,it did not budge.I recently ordered a kamui black medium to put on another shaft to see how it plays compared to the hard.My $.02...
What ya mean, get kamui black hard if ya like moori medium?
For me(some other agress too) the Moori medium feels as hard as kamui black hard.
Currently playing with Moori medium(was factory intalled on my new cue) and will so change do kamui black medium due the fact the tip feels very hard.
  
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11-25-2009, 11:34 AM

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What ya mean, get kamui black hard if ya like moori medium?
I think he means just the opposite: Kamui black med. = Moori hard.

I used to play with a Moori med. and had a Kamui black med. put on. It's much harder than the Moori was.

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Kamui Black - 11-25-2009, 11:50 AM

I used Moori Hard and have gone to Kamui II Hard then to Kamui Black Hard. I have been using the same tip for 8 months and it has not lost its shape (it has compressed down a little) never needs any type of maintenance, and is the best tip I have ever played with. I play very close to center ball and can get all of the action I need for any type of position. I am not sure what the tips are impregnated with, but they play and look great.


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11-25-2009, 11:57 AM

I find the Kamui's much harder than the Moori's as well. I have the soft black Kamui and it holds it shape great.
  
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11-25-2009, 12:14 PM

Yep, I use the Super Soft and it feels like a medium to me. Absolutely love it though.


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11-25-2009, 12:18 PM

I had a black ss put on and for some reason just did nt like it, i hear people say it hits like a sponge... well i would have liked that, i find i get more feedback from a sniper. not sure if the tip i had just was nt one of the best or... anybody else find the super soft was nt so soft?
  
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11-25-2009, 12:33 PM

So what are people charging to put these bad boys on these days? 60? 70? 75?

If they're around 20 bucks for the tip alone.

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11-25-2009, 01:02 PM

I tried the blacks, didn't like them. Went back to the Kamui II browns, love them!
  
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11-25-2009, 01:05 PM

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So what are people charging to put these bad boys on these days? 60? 70? 75?

If they're around 20 bucks for the tip alone.

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