I have about 2/3's left in a box of Le Pros that I bought in 79. Figure they
were made in 78 or 77. WTFKs??? Any way just had one put on a shaft
and just spent 3 hours breaking it in. Works very well on the cue its on.
Think it has to do with the coating. Makes'em the M&Ms of cue tips
Thought I'd elaborate about the conditions those Le Pros have been through.
I purchased them in 1979 while stationed in Va. Beach, Va. Nice humid environment.
Next I moved to what is referred to as Southern Md. Stayed there till 1995 when I
moved to SE. Ohio still kinda humid but not as bad as Va. & Md. Then in 2008 I moved
to Central Utah, not much pool but really arid. A few years later I settled here in Southern
NM. The whole time those tips have been in their original box inside a briefcase that I
keep my tip fixin' stuff in. In other words they've been through some far ends of the
humidity spectrum. They've been frozen in a storage unit in -40* F in Utah and in another
similar unit at 118* F here in NM. Danged things are the Twinkies of cue tips IMHO.