The "Picone White Diamond tip" is not a phenolic tip. Phenolic resins are hard and brittle and although they do make the ball jump as well as break hard, can be difficult to glue and very prone to miscues.
* The "Picone White Diamond tip" reduces miss-cues, to a minimum. Takes and holds chalk very well. * It allows you to put English on the cue ball. You can jump with English, stop the cue ball, and even draw it back.
* When used for the break or jump-cue, gone is the glass breaking sound and fear of miscue.
* Tips can be glued on with most common Super-Gels or epoxies, and are much less prone to popping off.
* They are easily installed even with standard cue repair tools, you do not need a lathe. It is best to use a tip close to the size of the shaft for easier installation. If you have no experience with tip installation though, it is still best left to the professional.
* They shape and scuff easily with sandpaper and are extra thick and long-lasting.
* No need to change your ferrule and because the tip is layered, it will not chip, fracture, or split as is common with tip-ferrule combos made from a common phenolic rod.
* The Picone White Diamond tip is not harmful to balls or equipment and meets B.C.A. requirements for competition.