1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

Post by ED » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 00:46:55


People often talk in terms of shifting the cue stick over x amount of
tips to apply english.     There seems to be no clear definition or
consensus of exactly what is meant by a tip.

Can someone please advise exactly what is meant by 1 tip, 2 tips etc.

 
 
 

1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

Post by snapshot9sc.. » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 01:34:50

The tip of your cue ....

 
 
 

1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

Post by ED » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 02:53:00

I'll be a little more specific.   Assume a 1/2" tip which would
correspond to a 12.7mm tip.     .5 is an easier number to work with and
close enough.

For 1 tip and right english, does one place the left edge of the tip on
the centerline of the cueball corresponding to a 1/4" shift to the
right?   Or does one shift the tip 1/2" and place the left edge of the
tip where the right edge was on a centerball hit?

For 2 tips (.5" diameter tip), what distance is the tip shifted over?

3 tips = ?

 
 
 

1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

Post by fastla.. » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 13:03:05

They dont have a fookin clue here, post it on www.poolchat.net and get
an answer
 
 
 

1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

Post by fastla.. » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 13:03:09

They dont have a fookin clue here, post it on www.poolchat.net and get
an answer
 
 
 

1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

Post by Jim Eale » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:07:18

I asked this of Alison Fisher at a exhibition.  She showed me that she meant
the second way (1/2" shift).  If you read "Banking with the Beard," Freddy
Bentivegna means the first (1/4" shift).  So there does not appear to be a
universally held standard.  You just have to make sure.

Jim Eales


Quote:
> For 1 tip and right english, does one place the left edge of the tip on
> the centerline of the cueball corresponding to a 1/4" shift to the
> right?   Or does one shift the tip 1/2" and place the left edge of the
> tip where the right edge was on a centerball hit?

 
 
 

1 Tip, 2 Tips, 3 Tips of English. How Far Over is a Tip?

Post by ED » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:15:41

Quote:

> Alison Fisher showed me that she meant 1/2".  "Banking with the Beard,"
> Freddy Bentivegna means the 1/4" shift.  So there does not appear to be a
> universally held standard.

Hi Jim,

I kind of suspected as much.   Some players and teachers talk about
using up to 3 tips of english.   If they were using a 1/2" shift for
each 'tip', they would be hitting near the edge of the cueball with
three 'tips', beyond the point where avoiding a miscueing would be
impossible.  

CW