Originally introduced in 2009, the Hirano pool cue tip is Japanese innovation at it's finest. Available in soft, medium or hard, each Hirano tip features four layers of ultra-thick pigskin, with the fibers in each layer aligned in different directions for greater strength and stability. Plus, because the manufacturing does not include any chemical additives, your tip will not become slippery or rigid over time. Thanks to its optimal chalk adhesion qualities, the tip rarely needs to be shaped. As a result, the tip maintains its original thickness for a long time. Less glue and more leather!