> I need to put a new tip on my Predator 314 shaft. People have told me that
> I can take it to the local pro shop and have them do it.
This is alright, but there are a couple of mistakes that they should
avoid. The Predator ferrule is capped, so they should not sand down
or face off too much of the ferrule material when they remove the
old tip. Also, the ferrule material is soft, so they should be
careful to avoid heating it at the end when they use sandpaper to
finish off the edge of the tip and the side of the ferrule. Some
cue repair people seem to do a better job of this than others, so it
might be worth asking around to see who has good recommendations.
Here is another option. If you like fibre pads under your tips,
then you can reuse the old fiber pad for several new tips. I have
replaced tips myself on top of old pads. I usually have someone
else install the pad (you need a lathe to do well) and first tip,
and then I install the later tips onto that same pad.
$.02 -Ron Shepard