I strongly recommend using Loctite Super Gel adhesive (This stuff is the best and can be purchased on the high street) to install your E_CLASS billiard Tip.
Trimming: Always use a lathe. If you do not have access to a Lathe or have not acquired turning skills then may I suggest that you wait until your next tournament and go see your local Cue Doctor? This is why we carry spare shafts right?
Shaping: Consult and liaise with your cue tip fitter (it’s amazing how much you’ll learn) to ensure the tip has been installed exactly the way you like it. All too many fitters will leave your tip with a high percentage of layers for you to ‘sand-down’ yourself as he or she will be busy completing similar jobs for the many hoards of players attending tournaments. But I am sure once the busy turnstiles have come to a standstill your cue tip fitter will only be too delighted in accommodating your every need.
But for all my gained knowledge over the years, I fully recommend that you visitwww.bhtbrand.com which has a full step by step guide on how to install their tips correctly.
The Black Heart Brand of cue tips hold up to stress superbly due to the highly processed 100% Boar skin layers of higher porosity. The BlackHeart™ tip comes in various grades ranging from super soft to hard. So whatever you’re playing needs are you can be sure that Black Heart Brand delivers a high end quality product.
So all in all, don’t just accept my opinion but test the Black Heart E_CLASS for yourself and increase your game to a higher level.