There are many factors that affect the way that a snooker cue performs. A major factor is the weight of the cue. Some players prefer lighter cues, but others use cues with more weight to help put power into the shot. Another factor is the length of the cue. If a cue is too long, it can become ‘whippy’ and lead to inaccurate shots, but equally a cue that is too short can result in a poor arm movement through the shot. Less obvious but still important, the diameter of the butt end of the cue can make difference to a player’s grip and their shot. These are all factors to take into account.
But what about the tip? To say that it is such a small part of the snooker cue, it is very important in the quality of your game. After all, the tip may be only a fraction of the cue, but it is also the only part of the snooker cue that comes into contact with the ball during the game. What is the snooker cue tip made of? When should you choose cue re tipping? And what is the best option for the cue re tipping Lincolnshire players need?
What is the snooker cue tip?
The snooker cue tip is the end of the cue that is used to strike the cue ball. The end of the cue has a metal band, called a ferrule, which protects the wood of the cue from splitting with each strike. On top of that is the snooker cue tip. In traditional, high quality cues, this is made of leather than has been compacted down to make a hard disk. Some mass produced alternatives use materials like rubber, but leather is the preferred material for discerning players as it offers the best combination of friction and resilience.
When should you choose cue re tipping?
With time, the cue can need re tipping. There are three main reasons. One is that the leather can become so worn that it is overly glossy and smooth. Even with chalk, it not longer has the friction to make a good strike on the ball. In this case you need cue re tipping.
A second problem can be that the tip mushrooms. This is when the pad squashes out sideways after repeated impacts. This makes the area less precise for shots, and in this case, you need cue re tipping.
A third problem is that the tip becomes detached or loose. This can happen with repeated shots over time, or as a result of being stored in damp conditions. Again, this requires cue re tipping.
What is the best option for the cue re tipping Lincolnshire players need?
For all cue re tipping, Lincolnshire players can rely on the services of Coutts Cues. They are experts in making and maintaining snooker cues, including cue re tipping. If you are in need of the best cue re tipping Lincolnshire has to offer, contact Coutts Cues today.