hard vs. soft tips

WobblyStroke

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The difference is feel and feedback. some hate the feel of a soft tip others love it and hate the hard.

Recently I tried a cheap soft tip over my kamui ss just to see what 10% of the price plays like and it hardened up a lot on me and i started to hate how it felt. but soumd and sensation in my hand aside, I can do the same things with the CB as before.

Dr. Dave did a mythbusting vid on tip hardness and spin. despite his evidencw to the contrary, many plyrs claim they get more spin with a softer tip. Which is at least plausible since for masse shots a softer tip does indeed spin it more. tiny diff if any for regular strokes is what dr. dave's data suggests.
 
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garczar

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What do you perceive as the difference when playing with a hard tip vs. a soft tip?
cb comes off a tad 'hotter' is about it. its even more apparent on cf shafts, they are stiff and often a softer tip plays better. i have a med. Ultraskin on my Rhino and am going to try a soft due to this.
 

brigeton

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cb comes off a tad 'hotter' is about it. its even more apparent on cf shafts, they are stiff and often a softer tip plays better. i have a med. Ultraskin on my Rhino and am going to try a soft due to this.
I like my ultraskin soft.
 

BC21

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I've gone from a super soft kamui back to a med hard tip, and the other way around, several times. I like the hit/feel of softer tips, but also the consistency of harder tips.

The only playability difference I notice between soft and hard tips is with draw and stun shots. With a soft tip, a touch more speed is needed to get the same results as a hard tip. Besides that, there isn't much significant difference other than how it feels when you hit the cb.
 

philly

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I like a harder tip myself.
Hard pressed triangle is what I have been using.
A little old school and inexpensive.

A lot of what I think are gimmicks in the pool world.
Soft, super soft, medium soft and about a hundred different tips,
pieces of leather, layered and non layered to choose from.
 
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