Choosing the right tip for your cue can be quite a decision because there are so many different kinds to choose from.
Here are some of the different kinds of tips:
Kamui – a Japanese tip made with 100% pigskin, layered, in black or brown. Available in Super Soft, Soft, Medium and Hard.
Moori – a Japanese tip made with boar skin, layered. Available in Soft, Medium or Hard.
Kamui and Moori tips are high quality usually lasting longer than an average tip and are known to be more consistent.
LePro – a standard tip made from oak leather that has gone through a tanning process known as vegetable-tanning. LePros have a protective coating to seal and preserve the leather while the cue is not in use. Available in Medium.
Triangle – a standard leather tip that is chrome tanned. Known as a firm, course, more hard tip that won’t mushroom as easily & will retain chalk well.
LePro and Triangle tips are very good all-purpose tips that can be used for either shooting or breaking.
When choosing a tip for your cue it is recommended that you try playing with it for several hours. Keep in mind the weight of the cue and the quality of your stroke play a role in how the tip reacts. Trying the tips will help determine which feels best for you and give you the opportunity to notice the action on the cue ball based on your experience and cue.