I love my Kamui Black Soft. More spin and stun than an Elk or Buffalo Plus, less throw than a GBL granite, and no reshaping like single layer tips.
You sand it into shape, then play it in for a couple of weeks, then reshape it again. After that, you don't need to do anything to it. Yes, they're £12 upwards, but for what it gives, there's no better tip in my experience. Davis uses one for good reason.
Talisman tips are good too, one a friend has on his cue (that I tipped) has lasted 18mths, great value. Less spin and stun than a Kamuii but very little shaping to be done at all. They can be played straight out of the box. Aurora are pig skin, multi-layered tips as well but they chip easily. Phoenix pig skin tips also chip and they don't hold chalk too well.
The feel of an Elk or Buffalo Plus in the balls is lovely, but they misshape too easily, so here comes the tip tool again - grrrr. GBL Granite tips need less reshaping but they tend to throw the white too much for my liking. I think the Buffalo Plus is the best single layer tip, nice spin, doesn't mis-shape too much and not as much throw as a GBL.
I haven't tried a Le Pro, so I'd be interested to hear what folk have found with them.
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on 17 Dec 2014, edited 1 time in total.