Cuetec Bowtie Tip Tool
A great tool for maintaining the tip of your cue. This 3 in 1 tip tool includes a shaper, a scuffer, and a tip pick that aerates the tip, so it can hold chalk better and helps to avoid miscues. The perfect tool for every player. Small enough to fit in your case or pocket.
If you can only afford to get one tool for maintaining the tip of your cue. Then the Cuetec Bowtie Tip Tool is the one. This 3 in 1 tip tool includes a shaper, scuffer and tip pick that pokes into the tip so it can hold chalk better. The perfect tool for every player. Small enough to fit in your pocket.
The Bowtie has 3 distinct uses:
1. Cue Tip Scuffer – the purpose of the scuffer side of the Bowtie, is to simply roughen up the surface of the tip, so it will hold chalk. Most new tips come with a finish that needs to be scuffed off before you can use the cue. Also, after some time the tip, depending on the hardness of the tip and amount of use, compresses to a smooth surface that also needs to be scuffed. You can lightly scrape the surface of the tip using either a rotating or back and forth motion. This allows chalk to adhere better to the tip.
2. Cue Tip Shaper – The purpose of the shaper side is to contour the tip to the desired dome curvature you are comfortable with. You lightly scrape the tip using a rotating motion, clockwise or counter-clockwise, making sure you work your way around the entire tip.
3. Cue Tip Aerator – The purpose of the aerator feature is to slightly break up the surface of the tip when it is new. Or it has been compressed after being used for a while. You must unscrew the Bowtie in half to reveal the aerator pins. Gently roll the aerator over the tip, piercing the tip with small pin holes so it will hold more chalk. Do not twirl, twist, or scrape the tip using the aerator. You will tear the tip to shreds if you do. You can then also shape and/or scuff after that.