Is it important to remove the mushroomed edges of a tip?
If your tip is properly shaped tip and you are hitting the cueball within the non-miscue zone, the extreme edge of the tip doesn’t come into play (e.g., see the diagrams in “Draw Shot Primer – Part VII: tips of english” – BD, July, 2006).
However, removing the mushroomed edges does:
- make the tip look prettier, and it might be less visually distracting to some.
- feel better if you happen to pull the tip back through your bridge during your stroke (which isn’t recommended).
For more info, see tip size and shape effects.