Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by Mario Blansjaa » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 00:23:00


Dear all,

I just replaced my cue tip from the one provided by the manufacturer
into a Tiger Medium layered tip. On my previous cue, I generally used
the non-layered LePro-tip. (Worked for me)

While putting the tip on, I studied the layers and this question came
up into my mind:

"What are the advantages and disadvantages of a layered tip opposed to
a non layered tip?"

Do they mushroom easier or not? Do they harden more easily or not? Do
they hold chalk better? etc.

I can imagine that this has been asked before, but I can't recall this
has ever discussed before.

Any input is welcome.

Btw,
I've shaped/trimmed  the tip so good, I am almost proud doing such a
neat job.

Regards,
Mario
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Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by Patrick Johnso » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 01:33:26

Quote:

> "What are the advantages and disadvantages of a layered tip opposed to
> a non layered tip?"
> I can imagine that this has been asked before, but I can't recall this
> has ever discussed before.

Not more than a dozen times, anyway.  Even so, I've only heard these
benefits mentioned:

1.  Holds shape longer (doesn't mushroom as much)
2.  Doesn't have to be as rock hard as one-piece tips that hold shape

These are enough to keep me using layered tips (Mooris).

Pat Johnson
Chicago

P.S.  Say hi to Joris for me next time you see him.  I've emailed him,
but don't know if they're getting through to him.  Tell him to answer!

 
 
 

Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by Mario Blansjaa » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 03:23:12

On Tue, 10 Jul 2001 11:33:26 -0500, Patrick Johnson

Quote:


>> "What are the advantages and disadvantages of a layered tip opposed to
>> a non layered tip?"

>> I can imagine that this has been asked before, but I can't recall this
>> has ever discussed before.

>Not more than a dozen times, anyway.  

Gee, but to be honest.. most of the topics are... anyway.  *wink*

Quote:
>Even so, I've only heard these
>benefits mentioned:

>1.  Holds shape longer (doesn't mushroom as much)
>2.  Doesn't have to be as rock hard as one-piece tips that hold shape

>These are enough to keep me using layered tips (Mooris).

>Pat Johnson
>Chicago

Are your own experiences with layered tips in one line with these
described two reasons? Just curious..

Quote:
>P.S.  Say hi to Joris for me next time you see him.  I've emailed him,
>but don't know if they're getting through to him.  Tell him to answer!

I will, as soon as I bump into him..

Regards,
Mario
=============================================

Homepage: http://www.xs4all.nl/~nineball
Icq: 18325547
=============================================

 
 
 

Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by Patrick Johnso » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 04:26:37

Quote:
> >1.  Holds shape longer (doesn't mushroom as much)
> >2.  Doesn't have to be as rock hard as one-piece tips that hold shape
> Are your own experiences with layered tips in one line with these
> described two reasons?

Yes.

pj
chgo

 
 
 

Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by Mack » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 06:01:37

I have always used Moori tips in the past.  However, I have just installed
the Talisman Water Buffalo tips and like them alot.  I think they are the
best alternative to Moori's I have found to date.
--
Chris Hammack


Quote:
>Dear all,

>I just replaced my cue tip from the one provided by the manufacturer
>into a Tiger Medium layered tip. On my previous cue, I generally used
>the non-layered LePro-tip. (Worked for me)

>While putting the tip on, I studied the layers and this question came
>up into my mind:

>"What are the advantages and disadvantages of a layered tip opposed to
>a non layered tip?"

>Do they mushroom easier or not? Do they harden more easily or not? Do
>they hold chalk better? etc.

>I can imagine that this has been asked before, but I can't recall this
>has ever discussed before.

>Any input is welcome.

>Btw,
>I've shaped/trimmed  the tip so good, I am almost proud doing such a
>neat job.

>Regards,
>Mario
>=============================================

>Homepage: http://www.xs4all.nl/~nineball
>Icq: 18325547
>=============================================

 
 
 

Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by Jtic » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 19:29:00

I had the lepro that came on my stick replaced with an everest laminated tip.
The tip seems softer and englishh applied to the cue ball seems to have more
affect. Is this imagined on my part or is it for real?
 
 
 

Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by ejy » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 20:45:27

Quote:

> I had the lepro that came on my stick replaced with an everest laminated tip.
> The tip seems softer and englishh applied to the cue ball seems to have more
> affect. Is this imagined on my part or is it for real?

I dunno, do you believe in relativity of the psyche?
 
 
 

Layered tips vs non-layered tips

Post by Patrick Johnso » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 21:19:02

Quote:

> I had the lepro that came on my stick replaced with an everest laminated tip.
> The tip seems softer and englishh applied to the cue ball seems to have more
> affect. Is this imagined on my part or is it for real?

Bob Jewett says that a softer tip will stay on the cue ball a little longer, and
so its average distance from center ball will be greater (as it rotates around
the cue ball while imparting spin).  This could mean more spin.

I think the difference might be largely perceptual, though, with the soft tip
muffling the hit and making it seem like you're hitting softer and getting the
same amount of spin.

Pat Johnson
Chicago