With all due respect I was doing extreme spin shots, draw with left and right spin, follow with left and right, which should be what Kamui Chalk claims to help with.
Don't bother with the marketingspeak with me John. I like the chalk, it's nice, it's interesting. It doesn't really "perform" THAT much better than Masters in my opinion. It's cleaner. It "feels" nicer to play with. It "feels" like I can get more spin with it even though that didn't really show up in the video clearly.
The point I wanted to make is to show a test for myself and others how it compares with no bias, no bullshit, I PAID the prices $28 a cube and extra for shipping. It's mine to do with what I want to do with it.
Instead of telling me what test I should be doing and showing me a video of a guy doing 7 minutes of basic draw shots why don't YOU "Kamui" do some videos to back up your claims?
These are your claims: my comments in red
• Not abrasive to your tip (I don't know what this really means and why it matters)
• Coats evenly (So does Masters)
• Decreases miscuing (does it? - Proof????)
• Stays on your tip longer (I agree with this)
• Increases friction on the cue ball (How does it do this? Proof?)
KAMUI Chalk consists of much finer particles than standard chalk designed to maximize friction and offer a larger sweet spot to generate more spin to the cue ball. Reducing slippage decreases deflection, giving the player a more accurate aim when english is applied. MAP $27.95
You claim that it reduces deflection and that's a TALL claim. Predator and OB Shafts and Meucci and many others claim to reduce deflection through precise engineering of multiple laminated shafts with endmass reducing techniques. Their products cost hundreds of dollars. Your chalk doesn't reduce the endmass which is a known factor in deflection reduction, with the converse being that increasing endmass increases deflection. So how exactly does your chalk reduce deflection and do you have any proof of this claim or does it just sound good in the ad copy?
Look I have nothing against innovation. I respect Hiraoka's vision here. But frankly the price is out of line when there is no hard proof to back up the claims. I went to Predator and I saw their machine do it's thing. I saw the proof with my own eyes that their shafts work as claimed at least as far as deflection is concerned. That's why I believe them and others when they want to sell $200 shafts. I have no problem whatsoever selling those shafts because I know they work. Whether they "feel" good is another topic but they certainly work as claimed.
I want you to PROVE your claims. Enough with the bullshit marketingspeak and simply prove it on video with simple tests that anyone can follow and duplicate. Surely you can build some sort of simple testing apparatus and show us all that simply using your chalk reduces deflection measurably. Or drop the claim.
Regarding comparison to Masters chalk. Listen, you don't really want to go there. You really don't. For EVER Master's has been used to play HIGH LEVEL pool, trick shots, masse' contests, you name it. It works to allow the ball to be spun as much as humanly possibly by using a pool cue. NOW if you do want to go there then I again I suggest you show some proof. Go get Semih Sayginer and Mike Massey and let them compare it on video. IF they say that they can get more spin using Kamui then it's the truth because no one gets more spin with 'regular' chalk than these two. (ok Jamison, you get more spin but sorry they are more famous)
I compared the chalk to Master's on the spur of the moment just because I felt like doing it to see what would happen. No bias. No agenda. Simply because I am curious. Obviously my "testing" is not conclusive, it's amateurish, rushed, unstructured, etc.... but it's not biased and not intended to be negatively oriented towards Kamui. Masters is proven, it works and makes no claims.
I suggest that if you want an UNBIASED, comprehensive and fair review then you will send your chalk to http://www.billiardreview.net/
But first I'd do some internal reflection to be sure that your product matches your claims.