Cue tipping is essential when playing any sort of cue sports. Cue tips come in a variety of sizes, shapes and hardness. All of these factors will affect your performance when playing snooker, billiards or pool, as different cue tips will help controlling cue balls differently. Chalk is also a vital part in any snooker game, it is used to guarantee good contact between the cue tip and snooker ball.
Different cue tips will also require a different amount of maintenance. For example, as soft tips absorb more impact and grip the cue ball for longer, they tend to lose their shape quicker and will require more maintenance than harder tips, which in comparison, do not absorb or grip the cue ball for as long. Medium tips are a very popular choice because they meet most players tip requirements.
However, with time, all cue tips will start showing wear and tear and will have to be replaced. At Hamilton Billiards, we have a wide selection of cue tipping products, including Blue Diamond stick-on cue tips, Elkmaster cue tips, cue tipping adhesive gel and cue tipping cement. In case you require to shape your cue tip, we would recommend our superfile tip shaper or cue tip pricker, which are ideal to lift the tip fibres in order to allow the chalk to adhere to the tip for better control of the cueing ball.