Chalk one of the most important accessories in billiards. Billiards players apply chalk to the tip of the cue stick between every shot. This is in order to increase the coefficient of friction of the cue tip, which in turn prevents slippage between the ball and the cue tip. As billiards chalk forms a good coating to avoid miscues offers players a secure feeling when attempting critical shots. Chalk can ensure the proper friction, spin and grip – factors that contribute to a satisfying game experience.
In 1800, calcium carbonate, commonly known as blackboard chalk used to cue tips. The problem on the blackboard with chalk that we see the stains on the pool fabric. Therefore, a proprietary compound whose base is used for manufacturing silicate billiards chalk today. These components are silica, aloxite, and color pigments. Soda lime is no longer used. These components in the proper proportion, and formed into a round or rectangular cakes hydraulic press that can apply the pressure of 15 tons. After this process, the cakes are placed on racks to dry. Compared to the softer pieces, harder chalks function better.
Chalk is usually green in color. Now it is available in various colors, including brown, charcoal, purple, plum, navy blue, copper, and colors to suit the pool table felt. You just have to remain using a thin chalk cue tip.
There are many popular brands available in the market billiards chalk. The characteristics of the Cretaceous very different brand to brand. The problem of low-quality chalk that may be detrimental to both the cue tips and hands when used continuously. High humidity can damage the billiard chalk, and less efficient.