You might have the perfect cue but without the right tip, it won’t be much use to you!
The right cue tip should provide enough friction to push the ball in the right direction and allow you to make some more challenging shots such as a side shot or back spin. The problem with many tips is that they are too hard meaning that the balls spin off them with little control. Even when your cue action is well refined, the wrong tip can ruin your shot.
Cue Re Tipping Lincolnshire
Coutts Cues is a small family business and has been supplying players with handmade cues for over 20 years. Dave’s craftsmanship is evident in every cue he creates and he understands the importance of the right tip for the right cue.
Cue re tipping is available while you wait but customers can also leave their cues for re tipping.
There are 13 tips available:
Coutts Special tip
Choosing the Right Cue Tip for Re Tipping
There are several things to keep in mind when you choose a new tip for your cue. First of all, you must think about the kind of control you want to have on the ball. The more control you want, the more friction you will need and that’s where the chalk comes in. The more chalk your tip holds, the more friction it will deliver.
In general, more expensive tips will hold more chalk so it is worth considering your budget. You could choose a cheaper cue with a cheap, hard tip, and then replace the tip with a better one later on. Of course, for the ultimate cue and tip combination, we would always recommend matching your perfect cue with the best tip.
Cue Re Tipping at Home
If you want to re tip your cue at home, you will need the right snooker accessories. Coutts Cues can provide everything you need from packs of tips to tip clamps.
To re tip your cue, you will first need to remove the old one using a sharp knife. Then you should sand down the ferule. This will remove any of the old tip that has been left behind and prepare the surface for the glue to hold the new tip in place. You shouldn’t use a brass file as this could result in a wonky angle.
Apply your glue nice and evenly and then apply the tip. It should fold over the ferule with even edges all the way around. We recommend using a tip clamp to hold the tip in place while the glue dries.
Once the glue is dry, you should carefully cut the tip so that it is flush with the ferule. Make sure that you don’t accidentally cut into the wood. Then, you should use sandpaper to shape the tip to your preference. Some players do like to play with a mushroom but others prefer a more streamlined approach.