Finally got that newfangled Talisman tip (from Thailand?) in the mail
today. Had it put on one of my shafts and played with it some tonight.
I can only compare it with the Moori mediums I've been using for the
past few years. The two tips came in medium and hard, and I put the
medium on. It's a little harder than the Moori medium was, didn't dent
with my thumbnail or mushroom at all during the short time I played with
it, but sounded and felt just about like the Moori. I played with for
an hour or so, hitting shots of all different kinds, and it took no
getting used to. I liked it as much as the Moori, maybe more if it
holds up better.
One possible problem: The tip/shaft guy who put it on for me said he
lost a couple of the tip's top layers while t*** the tip down on the
lathe -- he said it was kind of "brittle" to work with, and that he
thought Hercules tips worked better. These tips look like about eight
layers or so, and mine looked about 1/4 short, so a couple of layers
would be about right. That could be 1/3 of the playable thickness, so I
wouldn't want that to happen every time. I don't know how it will
shape, but I don't expect problems.