Blue Diamond Tips are Made in the USA by Brunswick from hand-selected water buffalo hide. Infused with velvet-grade silica for maximum adherence and formed under 40,000 pounds of pressure to ensure uniform density. In play they’re much harder than Elkmasters so they require better cueing when playing with off-centre striking.
Tweeten Elk Master tips have been the choice of snooker’s top players for many years and still are. Made from Elk leather from Tweeten they’re impregnated with chalk dust to reduce mis-cue.
The Japanese pig is a fine grade of leather for a pool cue tip. But how KAMUI is above the competition is through careful sorting of pig skin and careful selection of the parts of pig skin only used for a pool cue tip. The selected part of the pig is critical to the quality of a KAMUI tip and that knowledge is left up to our highly skilled craftsman. Every selection of pig skin gets evaluated and double checked by two craftsman.
Traditionally, billiard tips are made by craftsman who choose leather from what exists from the tanning house. And craftsman typically do not have a process to evaluate consistency in the post production phase. KAMUI has the system to take technology and give a scientific analysis to choosing the right leather. The testing equipment utilizes a histogram in the production process for quality control to analyze. This step helps detect any problems in the production.