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The Popular Triangle Chalk & Triangle Pro Version: The Review

Chances are, your first encounter with a piece of snooker chalk will be the popular Triangle chalk from Tweeten, the same company who make the Elk tips.

Triangle is generally well recognised for its yellow branding and you can’t miss it!

Despite the recent frenzy over the new and “improved and proven” Taom chalk version 2.0 by inventor Toni Ursin from Finland, which reduces kicks, bad contacts and hardly leaves any mess, top professionals and amateurs are still using Triangle chalk today.

The main reason for this is this:

Pricing…

A box of 24 pieces on Amazon for Triangle costs around £6. Considering Taom is £15 per a piece of chalk, on the surface, then £6 for a box is a reasonable price to pay.

However, there are cons to using Triangle. These are:

  • The chalk can be messy on your hands
  • You do occasionally get the odd kick with it, although, I’ve not miscued with it when I’ve used it in the past.
  • It does wear down quite quickly (depending on use) Something that Taom doesn’t do so I’ve noticed since playing with Taom.

Having said that – if top professionals and amateurs continue to use it, then, clearly, it’s still a contender in the chalk stakes!

Triangle Pro Snooker Chalk

In the last couple of years, Tweeten have released Triangle Pro Chalk, a kind of updated version of the “normal” Triangle.

The pro version is slightly darker in colour and has a more “pro” feel to it – hence the branding on it. The packaging is darker which again gives it that pro feel – similar to Taom.

Triangle Pro Snooker Chalk: Pricing

This version of chalk is slightly more expensive than its predecessor. It’s over £20 for a box of 12 – and, in my opinion, you’d be better off buying one block of Taom or 24 pieces of the Yellow Triangle.

Initially, Triangle Pro doesn’t appear any different to its yellow version. It’s still quite messy and from people I’ve spoken to, they said it leaves green dots on the cue ball which they said was very annoying. That’s something I never found or noticed when I played with it.

The Cons

However, what I did find was that it was quite prone to causing kicks and generally bad contacts. I did have the odd miscue, but you can’t always blame your tools for that!

As SnookerZone said in its review of Toam chalk, since playing with the new product Taom, I’ve only had two miscues in three weeks of 6-hour sessions and no kicks. For a chalk, that’s impressive!

One thing to point out is different chalks react differently when spread on different tips. For example, Taom chalk seems to spread well on a Century tip.

I found that the Triangle pro reacted well on Elks, but, wasn’t so good on Century tips. I didn’t feel it gripped enough – especially on G4s!

Investing in a good tip and some chalk is important. Get it right with a great technique and you can play some great shots. Get it wrong, and look like a complete beginner…

The main thing SnookerZone sees that deters from people choosing Taom is pricing, although, you do get what you pay for – sometimes!

Make your own mind up on Taom v Triangle snooker chalk

Missed our review of the new Taom chalk version 2.0? Then click here to read SnookerZone’s verdict of it!

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