Dude, in my humble yet extremely accurate opinion.. I highly recommend going with the Elk Master Filipino Recipe Modified of course.. Med/Med Hard Press... Right now the man with the best recipe consistency is a cue maker out of NM, Adam Franks... I dunno if hes in the business of selling tips but I do know he does like to help out your game if he can.
The best players in the world use these tips and they don't cost alot either... Kamui is a great tip, don't get me wrong, but the feel of the hit is dead once the ball is struck, it feels like it bounces off the ball and almost catches the cueball, which most good players don't like, myself included. What great players look for is a solid hit that delivers a transfer of enery from the tip to the ball and allows feedback thru the cue back to the player.
I hope this helps out and Kamui lovers, please hold the negativity.. I've tried them all and the best layered tip was the Med Morri when H. Morri was still with us. There is just something about those masters that deliver a consistent solid hit that sends the cue exactly where you aim it.
Maybe just bad luck but the last 2 boxes of Elkmasters I purchased were crap. 90% turned to fuzz after installation. I finally gave the 2nd box away which was half full after wasting way too much time. Told my customers I was no longer installing Elkmasters.
Nice thing about Moori and Kamui is that they install very nicely and play consistently. Just my 2 cents...
I put on a kamui med to dam hard for me.i was wondering if i take a layer or so off,would it make it a little softer hit.