Talisman tips

Talisman tips

Post by Stephe » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 09:52:22


I would like to hear from anyone who is or has played with a
Talisman layered tip on their playing cue(s).  I have a few
questions for you:

1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
Waterbuffalo tips.
2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?
3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?
4.  Would you recommend them?
5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
area)

Thanks, and sorry in advance if this has been hashed out
before.

Stephen

 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by MDavis00 » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 10:04:54

Quote:
>1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
>Waterbuffalo tips.

  I dont know.  I went with the pigskin.

Quote:
>2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?

Medium.

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>3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?

Yes.

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>4.  Would you recommend them?

Yes.

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>5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
>area)

  I ordered mine directly from there website.

Mark-n-Torrance

 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by Stephe » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 10:11:21

Quote:

> >1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
> Waterbuffalo tips.

>   I dont know.  I went with the pigskin.

> >2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?

> Medium.

> >3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?

> Yes.

> >4.  Would you recommend them?

> Yes.

> >5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
> area)

>   I ordered mine directly from there website.

> Mark-n-Torrance

Thanks.  I just don't know how the taxes/duties etc. work
when ordering from a US website from Canada.

 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by Bob Johnso » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 11:02:20

The Talisman web site is at http://www.talismanbilliards.com/Default.htm,
and I think they're located in Thailand, not the U.S.   I use the medium
layered pigskin, and love them.  I order the domed tips, as it's much easier
to shape them without a lathe.

--
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.


Quote:


> > >1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
> > Waterbuffalo tips.

> >   I dont know.  I went with the pigskin.

> > >2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?

> > Medium.

> > >3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?

> > Yes.

> > >4.  Would you recommend them?

> > Yes.

> > >5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
> > area)

> >   I ordered mine directly from there website.

> > Mark-n-Torrance

> Thanks.  I just don't know how the taxes/duties etc. work
> when ordering from a US website from Canada.

 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by Bob Johnso » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 11:04:50

Corrected URL is http://www.talismanbilliards.com/, sorry.

--
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.


Quote:
> The Talisman web site is at http://www.talismanbilliards.com/Default.htm,
> and I think they're located in Thailand, not the U.S.   I use the medium
> layered pigskin, and love them.  I order the domed tips, as it's much
easier
> to shape them without a lathe.

> --
> Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.




> > > >1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
> > > Waterbuffalo tips.

> > >   I dont know.  I went with the pigskin.

> > > >2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?

> > > Medium.

> > > >3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?

> > > Yes.

> > > >4.  Would you recommend them?

> > > Yes.

> > > >5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
> > > area)

> > >   I ordered mine directly from there website.

> > > Mark-n-Torrance

> > Thanks.  I just don't know how the taxes/duties etc. work
> > when ordering from a US website from Canada.

 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by Kenneth K » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 11:51:25

Quote:

>I would like to hear from anyone who is or has played with a
>Talisman layered tip on their playing cue(s).  I have a few
>questions for you:

>1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
>Waterbuffalo tips.
>2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?
>3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?
>4.  Would you recommend them?
>5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
>area)

>Thanks, and sorry in advance if this has been hashed out
>before.

>Stephen

Dale Perry installed Talisman HARD tips on my new cue.  After shaping the tip
has not changed it shape since day one. Holds chalk very well. (Pig skin,
domed)

Very nice clean and crisp hitting tip.   Great cue ball control.  I was
surprised how much I like it.

I was use to using LePros.  Lost a lot of draw action with the Talisman HARD.

But now getting some of it back.  I think it requires better technique to draw
with a hard tip.

I did shoot with Talisman MEDIUM, I like the HARD better.

I am having some old shafts being retipped with Everest laminated tips, which
are suppose to be a bit harder than the Talisman HARDS.

Search through Google.com on Taliman and Everest tips. (actually "laminated
tips" - get the whole experience)

It has been well discussed in this group.

I think everyone likes "their" laminated tip.  You really don't have to do too
much maintanence on a laminated tip.

 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by sheldoncu » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 14:19:01

Quote:

> I would like to hear from anyone who is or has played with a
> Talisman layered tip on their playing cue(s).  I have a few
> questions for you:

I have installed HUNDREDS of the pigskin tips and play with them on my own
cues.

Talisman tips are the best you can get for the $.

 
 
 

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Post by Gideon Forres » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 15:02:03


Quote:
> Dale Perry installed Talisman HARD tips on my new cue. .... Great cue ball

control.

You must have had it put on since we played.

;-)

Gideon<---bad cue ball control

 
 
 

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Post by rhncu » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 15:29:00

   I've got to agree with Sheldon. Since they sent me a couple of samples 2
or 3 years ago  I have installed over 600 and I only had 2 delaminate in
this time. You don't ever scuff them so they last forever and you can't
hardly make them miscue. They virtually never lose their shape or mushroom.
What more could a person ask for? By the way the pigskin are the ones I have
experiance installing. I myself have never shot with the w/b ones.
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Quote:

> > I would like to hear from anyone who is or has played with a
> > Talisman layered tip on their playing cue(s).  I have a few
> > questions for you:

> I have installed HUNDREDS of the pigskin tips and play with them on my own
> cues.

> Talisman tips are the best you can get for the $.

 
 
 

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Post by Jack Stei » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 21:36:31

Quote:

> I would like to hear from anyone who is or has played with a
> Talisman layered tip on their playing cue(s).  I have a few
> questions for you:

> 1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
> Waterbuffalo tips.

Dunno, I use pigskin HARD.

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> 2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?
> 3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?

Very much so, they are great tips.

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> 4.  Would you recommend them?

No, I'd rather every one else use inferior tips, whatever they might
be:-)

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> 5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
> area)

Off their WebTV:  http://www.talismanbilliards.com/

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> Thanks, and sorry in advance if this has been hashed out
> before.

Many times.  I think all tips play pretty much the same, if not exactly
the same.  Tailsman pro hard tips last a lot longer than other tips,
they virtually do not mushroom ever, at least mine never have.  They
have never delaminated on me.  If you are installing them yourself, make
SURE you order the pre domed tips, as they are a LOT easier to shape by
hand than the un-domed type.  I've use the hard and medium and they
played exactly the same far as I could tell.
--
Jack
http://jbstein.com
 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by Hazar » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 22:41:05


Quote:
> I would like to hear from anyone who is or has played with a
> Talisman layered tip on their playing cue(s).  I have a few
> questions for you:

> 1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
> Waterbuffalo tips.
> 2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?
> 3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?
> 4.  Would you recommend them?
> 5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
> area)

> Thanks, and sorry in advance if this has been hashed out
> before.

> Stephen

I have been using Talisman WB (HARD) for a long time.

I find the WB to be harder than the PIGSKIN, atleast
in my experiences.. The WB needs little work on it
after its been put on a shaped properly..

Getting use to a hard tip takes some time, since they
are less forgiving on draw and english. You need to
build technique up to avoid goofing up. With a LePro
you can get away with *** where you would normally
miscue.

I live in Canada as well, Alberta, and I order my
tips from www.seyberts.com.. Very quick shipment.
Dont really care much for cost.

 
 
 

Talisman tips

Post by Rich Shewmake » Sun, 22 Sep 2002 01:47:11

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Quote:
> I would like to hear from anyone who is or has played with a
> Talisman layered tip on their playing cue(s).  I have a few
> questions for you:

> 1. What is the difference between the Pigskin and
> Waterbuffalo tips.

The pigskin have a more crisp, precise hit; the WB's generate more action on
the cueball.

Quote:
> 2. What hardness did you select for your playing cue?

I prefer pigskin mediums. But others I've installed tips for have been happy
with other choices. It depends on your stroke and playing style.

Quote:
> 3. Are you happy with the tip(s)?
> 4.  Would you recommend them?

Absolutely. I can't claim to have installed hundreds of them, like others
here, but I've sold dozens of them and recommend them highly. If Moori's at
three or four times the price have any advantage, I can't tell what it is.

Quote:
> 5. Where can I get them from in Canada?  (esp. Vancouver
> area)

Ask around who is doing tips and cue repair in your area. They most likely
already have Talismans. If you want to buy them direct, just go to Tony's
website and order them on your credit card.

Quote:

> Thanks, and sorry in advance if this has been hashed out
> before.

> Stephen

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