Pool Cue Tip Hardness Chart

By Asad | Published

Below is the list of Cue tips along with hardness nature. Tips can be either super soft, soft, normal, hard and very hard. The pool cue tip hardness chart can help you identify what type of hardness of tip you feel more comfortable with.

My take on the hardness of the pool cue tip is very clear. To me, a pool cue tip is only related to personal choice. Some like the feedback of the soft tip while for other hard tips are better. Another wrongly stressed fact is that a tip softness is related to the spin on the cue ball.

Time Of Contact

I have stressed it on the best tip for backspin and best pool cues a lot that there is very little difference in time of impact for all types of tips hardness. The myth that softer tips have a longer time of contact with the ball which helps to transfer more spin onto the cue ball is wrong. High-speed cameras have proven that as soon as the tip contacts with the ball, because of the good felt and circular shape of the cue ball, the momentum is immediately transferred to the cue ball. It all depends on the skill level of the player. Someone, who always hits the cue ball at the aimed point will play a better game with any tip.

What actually matters is the tip ability to retain the chalk. Softer tips have lower density and have more space to store the chalk in comparison with a closely packed hard tip. You are more prone to miscues if you play with a hard tip when compared to a softer tip. Because harder tips need more frequent chalking than a softer tip. For more details on check this post on chalking.


Another aspect which matters is the shape of the tip. Most tips are well rounded in packaging. This shape will help you contact the cue ball where you want to aim. A tip which is not in proper rounded shape can contact point in the immediate neighborhood the aimed point. It can add unintended Englishes or even linear momentum on to the cue ball.

A softer tip would lose it shape quicker than a harder one. You should try to maintain the shape of the tip as much as you can. In case, you observe that you are missing to pot the ball with even right cue action than the tip might be the culprit. A harder tip is better because it can retain its shape and is less vulnerable to mushrooming than a softer tip.

List: Pool Cue Tip Hardness

Tip NameHardnessHardness Rating
WenglerVery Hard97
Tiger Jump/BreakVery Hard97
Tiger IcebreakerVery Hard97
PhenolicVery Hard97
Mezz IgnotVery Hard97
G10Very Hard97
Talisman Jump/BreakVery Hard97
Samsara Jump/BreakVery Hard97
Hirano (H)Very Hard89
White DiamondVery Hard88
Stratos (XH)Very Hard85
Talisman Pro (XH)Very Hard84
Kamui Black (HHard83
Hirano (M)Hard83
Tiger Laminated (H)Hard81
Talisman WB (H)Hard81
Moori (H)Hard81
Black Jack (H)Hard81
Tsunami (H)Hard80
Sumo (H)Hard80
Kamui (H)Hard80
Tiger DynamiteHard79
Talisman Pro (HHard79
Stratos (HHard79
Molavia (H)Hard79
Wizard (H)Normal78
Great WhiteNormal78
Porper Ram (H)Normal76
Tiger SniperNormal76
Tiger EmeraldNormal76
Porper Water BuffaloNormal76
Le ProfessionelNormal76
Kamui Black (M)Normal76
Sumo (MNormal75
Porper Wild BoarNormal75
Porper MajesticNormal75
Flying PigNormal75
Wizard (M)Normal74
Tsunami (MNormal74
Stratos (M)Normal74
Tiger EverestSoft73
Kamui (M)Soft73
Hirano (S)Soft73
5th AvenueSoft73
Tiger OnyxSoft72
Tiger Laminated (M) Soft72
Talisman WB (M)Soft72
Talisman Pro (M)Soft72
Super Pro TipsSoft72
Moori (M)Soft72
Molavia (M)Soft72
Aramith (H)Soft71
Apus 3Soft71
Porper Ram (MSoft70
Kamui Black (S)Soft70
Kamui (MS)Soft69
Aramith (M)Soft69
Kamui (S)Soft68
Aramith (S)Soft67
5280 Red LineSoft67
Kamui Black (SS)Soft66
Tiger Laminated Soft65
Molavia (S)Soft65
Stratos (S)Soft64
Royal OakSoft64
Talisman Pro (S)Super Soft62
Porper Ram (S)Super Soft62
Moori (S)Super Soft62
RocketSuper Soft61
Black Jack (MS)Super Soft61
Brunswick Blue DiamondSuper Soft59
Blue KnightSuper Soft59
Silver KingSuper Soft58
Elk MasterSuper Soft58