Then I don't want to be right! I recently purchased this tip for my primary playing cue (an original McDermott D-19 with a custom made shaft) along with a box of Blue Diamond chalk. Now since I have changed two variables in this scenario I can' 100% say it is due to either the tip OR the chalk and I suspect my success is due to a combination of the two. But let me just say this.... I LOVE THIS TIP!!!
Until recently I have used water buffalo tips and Master chalk and I have gotten into the habit of chalking before each shot carrying the chalk on a magnetic holder on my pants pocket. After reading all the reviews on both this tip and the BD chalk I decided to try an experiment. I now chalk before each rack sometimes once in the middle (usually just to give myself extra time to think about a shot not because my tip needs the chalk) and I never worry about miscues!
This tip is holding it's shape like a hard tip and shoots super soft! Love the action I get and between you and me I love the look of the black tip against the white ferrule!
Is it expensive? Yes. Definitely the most expensive tip I have ever bought. That being said if the tip continues to hold it's shape and play as well as it is now I can see this tip lasting easily twice as long as most single-layer WB tips I have used in the past.
I would recommend this product to a friend.