After installing my medium Talisman tip (provided free for a review), I
used it a little and reported it felt just like a Moori. Just to be
sure, I put it aside after awhile and used my spare shaft with a Moori
medium on it, and then changed back to the Talisman. It still feels
just like the Moori. Same solid hit, same confidence with extreme
But it's holding its shape much better than Mooris usually do for me.
It feels a little harder than the Moori mediums I get, so maybe this has
something to do with that, but the "hit" doesn't seem harder. I haven't
had *any* mushrooming since installation, and I frequently juice up the
All in all, this is a high quality tip. The only reservations I have
1. The tip delaminated some while being installed. A couple of
layers "chipped off" during shaping on the lathe. We've heard a few
reports of these tips delaminating.
2. Judging from other reports, these tips may be inconsistent. Some
mushroom, some don't, some delaminate, some don't, hardness varies, etc.
If I could be sure they'd all be like the one I've tried (minus the
delaminating), I'd keep using them. I'll try them again if they're easy
to get. I'll also try Hercules, which I hear good things about, and
maybe one or two others, to find a cheaper, consistent, readily
available alternative to Moori.