How To Shape A Pool Cue Tip

Shaping your pool cue tip properly can instantly improve your consistency and accuracy by giving you more control over the cue ball. Cue tips are made of leather and they flatten over time from repeated hammering of shots. Rounding out your tip properly reduces the surface area that comes into contact with the cue ball and instantly adds more precision.

It's improtant to give your tip the correct size and shape and texture. A well shaped tip should have the same curve as either a nickle or dime depending on your shooting style. Your tip should also have enough texture to hold enough chalk. Watch JP show you the proper technique, then check out our tip tool selection and pick out a good tip shaper to keep with your cue at all times.