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.

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