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  • Dave Walton
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    Originally posted by Mark187187 View Post
    I read about some rubber tips a few years back. Apparently they miscued more often when using spin. So much so that the maker recommended scuffing and chalking them, which pretty much took away their USP
    The grip tip I tried was hopeless, feel was terrible and you couldn't play with any kind of spin without miscuing, other than masse shots, try even the most basic screw shot and you'll jump the white.

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  • Billy
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    I'd forgotten I'd asked this question. So they are out there, but largely disregarded.

    Thanks, folks.

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  • Mark187187
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    I read about some rubber tips a few years back. Apparently they miscued more often when using spin. So much so that the maker recommended scuffing and chalking them, which pretty much took away their USP

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  • narl
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    Originally posted by Dave Walton View Post
    How often does a snooker player ever play a masse shot though?
    Not that often but sometimes its a better alternative than playing off cushions. Playing a masse shot isn't that easy with a regular tip, this attachment makes it a lot easier.

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  • Dave Walton
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    Originally posted by narl View Post
    Originally posted by cpserrao View Post
    Is this legal to use in competitive match play? I imagine it would be quite useful in getting out of snookers but never seen anyone use it...
    Doesn't really surprise me, snooker players are notorious for their reluctance in trying new things out. That has changed somewhat with the way players go through cues, years ago it used to be standard mantra that a player stuck with a single cue, these days that's not the case. Even trump is being sent a cue from maximus to try out which they posted on facebook today.
    How often does a snooker player ever play a masse shot though?

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  • narl
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    Originally posted by cpserrao View Post
    Is this legal to use in competitive match play? I imagine it would be quite useful in getting out of snookers but never seen anyone use it...
    Doesn't really surprise me, snooker players are notorious for their reluctance in trying new things out. That has changed somewhat with the way players go through cues, years ago it used to be standard mantra that a player stuck with a single cue, these days that's not the case. Even trump is being sent a cue from maximus to try out which they posted on facebook today.

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  • Dave Walton
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    Originally posted by cpserrao View Post
    Originally posted by narl View Post
    There was a rubber tip attachment that was brought out to do masse shots, http://www.twistertip.com/index.html Not seen anything other than that really.
    Is this legal to use in competitive match play? I imagine it would be quite useful in getting out of snookers but never seen anyone use it...
    Yes it was passed for competitive play but never seen it being used

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  • cpserrao
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    Originally posted by narl View Post
    There was a rubber tip attachment that was brought out to do masse shots, http://www.twistertip.com/index.html Not seen anything other than that really.
    Is this legal to use in competitive match play? I imagine it would be quite useful in getting out of snookers but never seen anyone use it...

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  • Dave Walton
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    There was the "Griptip" which was a rubber based chalkless tip, they're awful though, good for masse shots but useless for regular shots

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  • narl
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    There was a rubber tip attachment that was brought out to do masse shots, http://www.twistertip.com/index.html Not seen anything other than that really.

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  • Billy
    started a topic Rubber tips?

    Rubber tips?

    I don't play so this is purely asked out of curiosity, but has there ever been any real experimentation with rubber tips? I can't believe that in this day and age, a rubber composite could not be produced, that has the same properties as the traditional leather tips, and of course the biggest benefit would be no chalking required.
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