Kamui Super Soft Tip Review

All professional players are aware of the Kamui Super Soft Tips. They have taken the billiard world by storm. The Kamui products have different kinds of hardness on their tips to be inclusive to every kind of player and for everyone’s preference.

Kamui has always produced products that are dependable and compatible, and the new Kamui Super Soft Tip is also the same! To provide you with more information we decided to do this Kamui Super Soft Tip review.

The Kamui soft super tips are some of the best in the game to help you win the game of pool. They are made from 10 layers of real pigskin, and are completely moisture-proof from a tannin method. This is the reason for its dark ebony black color. For the same reason it is also humidity-proof!  

This method does not ruin the porosity of its tip. As a matter of fact, this actually gives it a higher elasticity and also shields it from harm from the environment.

About Kamui Super Soft Tips

Kamui Super Soft Tips
Kamui Super Soft Tips
Kamui Super Soft Tips

The super-soft tip will allow holding the chalk more efficiently. This ultimately leads to better grip on the ball you are aiming to hit. It will also give more spin on the ball. This product is available in 4 categories:  super soft, soft, medium, and hard. The size of this baby is 14mm.

The Pluses
  • They are resistant to moisture.
  • It is black in color.
  • It is humidity-proof.
  • It gives a higher English to the ball.
The Minuses
  • There is only one size for it, which is 14mm.

The Kamui Super Soft Tip Features

The pigskin that the super-soft tips are made of is Japanese. This quality is the secret for its porosity, letting the chalk cling to it for much longer.

Choosing a soft, super soft, or hard cue tip

It may be a bit tough to know which kind of cue tip you should use. In this Kamui Super Soft Tip review, we have some information for you that will help you to decide the kind of hardness you want in our cue tip:

  • The thing about choosing soft cue tips is that they deform easily. 
  • This means you have to trim it, so be prepared to take care of it and maintain it. 
  • They may also readily need replacement.
  • The softer tips however can be better to play with. At least for ballplayers who truly appreciate them. 
  • Softer tip allows more time for the cue stick to touch the ball. This means the strikes are more clean and accurate. 
  • This can help you win games better and in an easier way.

If you go for The Kamui Soft tips rather than the super soft tips:

  • The soft tip, rather than the super-soft tip, might lose its softness quicker and so it would eventually lose the ability to cling the chalk to it in a shorter amount of time. 
  • This would not really matter to players who like to play with a hard tip anyway, but the players who prefer softer tips can have an issue with this.
  • Also, another thing with the soft tip is it might start to miscue sooner than you think. You will have to get it scuffed to get it to good shape again without any other choice.

If you go for the hard tip, below are some tips and information you should check out:

  • A hard tip is long-lasting.
  • It also is harder to scruff. So you will not be spending a lot of time trimming it.
  • Harder tips in general hold to their shape.
  • The hardness of the tip does not usually affect the spin that is applied to the cue ball.
  • Hard tips will have a different ‘feel’ than the soft or super soft tips. They also have a different sound while playing with them.
  • Using a harder tip if you are used to playing with a soft tip will change the way you play.
  • A tip that is cut shorter is more likely to play harder rather than tips cut longer.
  • Worn out tips may also become hard with more use.
  • On the flipped side, since harder tips are not usually scuffed, they may also be prone to miscue as they may not be able to retain chalk very well.
  • Tips that are harder are often regarded by ballplayers to give a better, more accurate hit.

Spin Quality

A lot of people wonder about how to give the cue ball the perfect spin it needs. The physics of it is quite easy. However, if you only want to know the facts of it, below are the steps you need:

  • The amount of spin or the spin-speed ratio that is given to the cue ball will be on the contact point off the center.
  • You can even do a physical experiment to show the comparison of how the cue would give any different results.
  • It would not.
  • The tip offset will always be from the center point and this will be the reason for the spin to speed ratio.
  • A hard tip might be able to have a miscue limit that is nearer to the center than a soft one would.
  • This can be the case if the harder tip is not being able to hold the chalk well enough. Meanwhile, the softer tip can hold on to the chalk longer.
  • So, the soft tip may apply spin to the ball more than the harder tip. This is because the tip contact would be farther away from the center of the ball without having a miscue.

Soft or Super Soft

If you do not like playing with hard tips but also are not sure whether to go for the soft or super-soft, below are some insights that will help:

  • The Kamui soft and the super soft are made with a laminated process that gives them a level of porosity.
  • The newer they are; the more chalk they will be able to hold.
  • As they both get more worn out, the retention would fade equally from them.
  • You have to be able to use the Super Soft Tip, knowing that it will be mushrooming a little the first few weeks as it is new.
  • Once it is played a few times, the mushrooming will not happen much.
  • The Kamui Soft tip might become harder sooner than the Super Soft. This is obvious as the Super Soft is much softer so will hold chalk a little bit longer than the Soft Tip.
  • It is often believed that after the Soft tip is glazed, chalking will not help it very much.
  • You must also not that the Kamui Soft may miscue more than the Kamui Super Soft. This means the tip will have to be scuffed in order to prevent miscuing.

Safety & Maintenance Tips

It’s important that we must always make sure that our pool cue, in general, and not just the tip of it is always safe and well-maintained. Let’s learn how to take good care of our pool cue properly.

  • It’s important for the pool cue tip to maintain its shape and that it will hold chalk properly at all times. It should not be smooth nor chalk deficient. Its shape should be a dime to a nickel radius. Use the right gauge accordingly. 
  • For it to hold a good amount of chalk, you may utilize a tip-pik and a scuffer on its leather tip to roughen it up and create needed perforations so that it may retain the maximum amount of chalk thus giving you better ball control.
  • To prevent the tip from mushrooming apply some wax on its outside edge and burnish. Observe these practices and you’ll maintain your pool cue tip better and yield better shots during games.
  • The shaft should never get dirty or sticky for that will surely affect your game. You must always make sure that the shaft is debris-free. Use a small amount of conditioner to unburden it with any particles. Or maybe use brown paper or white scotch bright pad to clean the ferrule to the shaft thoroughly.
  • And as always, make sure to transport or store your pool cue with a nice pool cue bag. Don’t leave it in areas or storage rooms that may be too hot or too cold as these extreme temperatures would cause it to warp. Moisture is also not good for pool cues. It’s also always recommended to store them upright.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the Kamui tip be able to last?

Every cue tip, whether how good it is or not, is better to replace within a span of 6 months in order to ensure a better play.

What is different between a hard tip and a soft one?

The soft and the super soft tips would usually absorb energy more at any kind of impact or contact. This would make the tip remain on the ball for a little bit longer. On top of that, it would give the cue ball a higher spin as well. Hard tips usually give less energy during impact producing a smaller spin on the cue ball.

When do I have to scruff the cue tip?

The more you use the tip the more it will be worn. This will result in cue tips losing the power of being able to retain the chalk. We recommend scuffing up the cue tip at least every few games played.

Should I use screw-on cue tips?

No, you should not. Many beginners make the mistake of buying screw-on cue tips because they do not have the knowledge to know any better. A screw-on tip is of very low quality and house-end cue.

What is the shape of a pool cue tip?

Firstly, the cue tip should have a rough texture as opposed to smooth and even ones. This is so that it can hold the chalk better. Then you have to make sure it has a domed or a convex shape. Pool cues have about the same curve as a nickel, meanwhile, snooker cue shape might resemble the shape of a dime.


The amount of softness or hardness you want in your cue tip ultimately falls on you and the kind of game you play. This also depends on how much you want to have them scuffed, when it is you want to have them replaced, etc. That being said, both the soft and the super soft from Kamui are great to use. I hope you were able to pick that up from this Kamui Super Soft Tip review.

Both are of amazing quality but our recommendation would be the Kamui Super Soft that holds the chalk better, even if it does mushroom a little bit. It is great to work with and it miscues less often than the Kamui Soft Tip. So, in our opinion, you cannot go wrong with it.

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