Your Favorite Chalk

Your Favorite Chalk

  • Blue Diamond

    Votes: 73 36.1%
  • Maigc Chalk

    Votes: 8 4.0%
  • Master

    Votes: 99 49.0%
  • National Tournament

    Votes: 3 1.5%
  • NIR

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Triangle

    Votes: 12 5.9%
  • Silver Cup

    Votes: 7 3.5%

  • Total voters

Ron F

Ron F
Silver Member
Got Chalk

Master. Any color except red. Play with Master red chalk for a few hours and you look like you just finished slaughtering a pig.


14.1 & One Pocket Addict
Gold Member
Silver Member
How to use a "tip tapper" to *seat* the chalk into your tip

I am recently using Triangle, can't say there is a big different from Master.

They're both made by Tweeten Fiber Co. Haven't tried Triangle, but I've tried just about all the others in the poll, and I like Magic Chalk (from Russia). One swipe, and the tip is coated perfectly. And it really sticks; it doesn't fly off (and create a mini puff cloud) during impact with the cue ball like some brands of chalk do.

In order of my personal preference, I like the following:

1. Magic Chalk
2. Blue Diamond
3. Pioneer (not listed in the poll)
4. Master
5. Silver Cup
6. National Tournament, NIR, and others

But in a pinch, I'll use anything, as long as I have my tip tapper with me. (A lot of folks don't know this, but the flat crosshatch knurled pattern on a tip tapper ("tip tapper" is the one that looks like a tiny skillet) ISN'T intended to be used as a file. It's actually used to seat the chalk on your tip. What you do is to chalk your tip as evenly as you can, and without wiping it off, use your tip tapper in a rolling motion across the tip. Don't wipe or file the tip, just roll the tip tapper uniformly across the tip until you start to see the knurl pattern on the top of the tip. This process "seats" the chalk into the tip. Next, chalk the tip again normally, and you're ready to shoot. I find using a tip tapper PROPERLY in this manner -- and you don't have to do this chalk-seating very often -- results in my having to not rough or shape the tip nearly as often. The tip "takes" chalk -- no matter the brand -- much easier and uniformly.)

Hope this is helpful!


AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
wow.........many people like Blue Diamond! they are not cheap indeed (1 cube of BD is almost equal to 5 or 6 cubes of Master). I wonder people pick BD based on their experience or just heard from other people' positive feedback.
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Cowboys are my hero's
Silver Member
I like the Chalk I got at a Garage Sale about a week ago, it is really cool.



AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Really ?? Another chalk thread?????

Try the search function.

There has already been 300 chalk threads in the last 5 months.......

And, everyone already knows that Walmart Chalk is the best!!


RIP Kelly
Silver Member


Work Hard, Be Humble. jbk
Silver Member
Blue diamond hands down because I have never found any other chalk even close.


Silver Member
why no brunswick chalk on the list? the one that comes with the black labels. i've always used those as opposed to masters or silver cup.


missing shots since 1995
Silver Member
I voted "master" because it's the brand I use most.
BUT different chalk will suit different weather! when it's very cold I find the Triangle chalk to work best. At the last WTC I got a some blue diamond but it didn't hold very well on the tip. Master was a little better but Triangle did the trick.
I usually have in my case a pair Triangle and a pair of Master and now a pair of Blue Diamond as well to fit different weather.