Soft or Hard Cue Tips: Which Should I Use? - BilliardCuesOnline

Soft or Hard Cue Tips: Which Should I Use?

The type of cue tip you should use depends on your personal preference and playing style.

Soft tips: If you prefer having more control and grip on the ball, and hence greater spin and English, these are for you. They also absorb more shock, making them a good choice if you wish to hit the ball harder and where your game revolves around lots of power.

Hard tips: As these provide less grip on the ball, they can be an advantage for players who prefer a more straightforward shot with less spin. They are also more durable, longer-lasting and require less frequent replacement than soft tips.

At the end of the day, it's all about feel. Find out which cue tip is right for you by trying out different types to decide which one feels most comfortable and natural for your playing style. You can also seek the advice of a professional pool or billiards player or a knowledgeable cue tech for guidance on selecting the right cue tip.

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