Acuerate Zero Tips 3 Pack - Accessoryss only
The Acuerate Zero Tip is a multi-layer soft tip developped to perform with very low deflection.
All the different hardnesses will perform with different deflections.
Together with the Acuerate Cues this combines the best technologies to play snooker, pool and billiards, chinese pool and many more billiard sports.
The Snooker Tips have a new deleloped side for smooth and fast adhesive capabilities.
Each box contains 3 tips.
Available in 11 and 14 mm.
Available in 4 different hardnesses:
- Super Soft - White
- Soft - Green (standard used on all our snooker cues)
- Medium - Blue
- Hard - Red
De Zerotip lijkt veel op Kamui qua uitzicht en gevoel. Echter is de kamui net iets zachter wat beter is maar , de Zerotip is stabieler omdat hij nooit breekt , de kamui heeft dit als groot kwaaltje. Conclusie Zerotip is zeker gelijkwaardig misschien net iets beter EN de prijs is de helft tov Kamui . Ik ben nu aan mijn 3e Zerotip toe en speel er nog steeds zéér goed en graag mee.Paul Bamford:Delivery: Bearing in mind that the tips were being delivered from Belgium to the UK, they arrived in very good time. The were packaged in a good quality padded Jiffy bag and the tips themselves (3 of) were stored in a moisture proof small jar.Fitting: These tips cannot be any easier to fit. The standard bit of sanding to ensure that the surface was keyed, a drop of gel super glue and a little bit of pressure was all that was required to get the tip in place. Trimming the tip to be flush with the ferrule was a very simple task with the use of a brand new craft knife blade. Shaping a new tip can be personal to each individual and I am no different. I like a certain amount of dome but not too much. Getting the right dome for me is a case of working the tip with 240 grit sand paper until the dome looks right, then working it with 400 grit and finally finishing it off with 800 grit. I then burnished the edges of the tip with a little bit of spit and a leather off-cut. This whole process of fitting and shaping the Acuerate Zero Tip was very easy and only took me about 15 minutes.Initial Playing: The Acuerate Zero Tip required absolutely no playing in time whatsoever. It played perfect straight from the off. The firmness of the tip is absolutely perfect and gives good feedback whilst maintaining its shape.1 Week Later: The Acuerate Zero Tip is awsome. This tip grips the cue ball like no other tip that I have used. It holds the chalk really well (Triangle Pro Chalk). I am yet to experience any miss-cues whatsoever and I have been pushing the tip to its limits in terms of playing shots with extreme bottom, top and side spins. It has maintained its shape really well and is showing no signs of losing any of its life.Summary: If you are into laminated tips, then the Acuerate Zero Tip is definitely worth considering the next that you are due for a tip change. If you are still into pressed tips and you are considering trying a laminated tip for the first time, then this is the tip for you. It is simple to fit, easy to shape, plays straight off the bat, grips really well and holds its shape as good as any other tip on the market.Overall Score: 9.5/10 (The only reason for deducting 0.5 of a point is because the Tip is not available to purchase in the UK. Although with that said, Acuerate's delivery charges are very reasonable. I also believe that Acuerate would have no issues whatsoever in getting one of the UK's main cue and accessory retailers to stock this tip as it is bound to be a best seller).
Fitting and trimming were easy, taking the tip down from 11mm to 9.3mm, took a little while to take the height down but easy enough.
Now onto playing, solo practise on the snooker table I started testing it out by placing a ball on the blue spot just off straight and screwing back with reverse side to go up for a baulk colour, normally playing a shot like that with left side spin I'd compensate and aim slightly to the left to allow for the deflection, however with the Zero tip I aimed as if I was playing plain ball and was very pleasantly surprised to see the ball hit the center of the pocket, repeated the shot over and over with the same result, I tried top with side spin and again very little throw from the white, i tried a full range of shots, the tip grips great, very reactive playing screw shots generating lots of spin, no miscues even on deep screw shots pushing the limits.
My only criticism really is that for me personally they're too soft, I prefer a harder hit with a bit more feel, in saying that I did leave plenty of height on the tip so it will harden up as I play more with it. Also zero deflection is imo impossible to create but it's greatly reduced with these tips.
Also used it for uk 8ball pool, all be it with my snooker cue but it was lovely on the pool table, not good for breaking though, too soft but apart from power shots very nice.
Overall I'm impressed. Cheers