There are quite a few tip tools on the market.
=====>There’s the bowtie 3 in 1 tip tool.
=====>There’s the Willard cue tip shaper.
=====>There’s the 5 in 1 Ultimate Tip Tools…
SnookerZone has managed to get hold of a few of these tools in order to check out which one/s cut the mustard.
We’ll review the Ultimate Tip Tools here at SnookerZone.
But first, these tip tools are essential for maintaining the life of your tip.
So which one do you get?
First of all, if you’re looking for an all-in-one tool, then the Ultimate Tip tools are great for your cue case and there’s no need to buy individual tools when you can have all the functions in one tool.
The Ultimate Tip Tool does these:
====>Polishes/Burnishes the tip
====>Rounds the tip (shapes it) either in the shape of a nickel or dime.
====>Gets rid of the Mushroom (the sides of the tip that stick out).
====>Creates pores in the tip so that chalk can hold…
Here’s a pro pool player explaining it in this video:
WATCH BELOW NOW…
Personally, SnookerZone likes this tool because it is small enough to fit in your cue case, and it does a very good job on the burnishing part we’ve found.
QUICK TIP WHEN BURNISHING A TIP…
A little tip when burnishing which we have found out through trial and error, and tested.
If you put a dab of your saliva around the edges of the tip first, before you start burnishing, and then use the burnish part of the tip tool, you will get that shiny aspect to your tip. Sounds a bit grim I know. But it does work! Try it…
There are so many tools on the market now that there’s no excuse for a player not to look after their tips.
Polishing or burnishing a tip will mean it will harden and prolong the life of it. When a tip is constantly played in, it can lose its shape and the burnishing keeps it in the shape it needs to be for proper play.
Tapping the tip with the tapper means that chalk will hold better. So you can play and impart more spin onto the ball.
SnookerZone has also tried the 3 in 1 Bowtie tool. We think this is a great tool for beginners.
But if you want to go advanced and have 5 in 1, then the Ultimate Tip Tools are the ones to try.
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There are loads of tip tools on the market. But for sure, whichever one you go for, you will need to keep your tip well maintained. SnookerZone will come back and update this post when we get another tip tool to review…