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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kamui Chalk Review - How much?

When I did the first look at the new Kamui chalk product (see the post below this one), I was unaware of the price.  Now I have heard that the price is $25 per cube.  Yikes!  

Okay, now that I'm over sticker shock, and have been able to shoot some more racks with the chalk, I can put the price into perspective.  Here's my take on it:

I practice with the cheap stuff, 
but when I want to Win,
I use Kamui chalk.



Blogger Rich Leclair said...

Is this chalk REALLY that good? Granted I have only used Masters but I am not sure what makes this stuff that much better.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:01:00 AM  
Blogger Michael McCafferty said...


Yes, I find it to be a superior product, and I prefer to use it. If you are serious about your game, I suggest you try it.

Full disclosure: I am not connected with Kamui, or any other pool company, in any way, and I don't receive any compensation whatsoever for my comments.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:07:00 AM  
Anonymous MichaelReddick said...

Why is it better? Is the chalk powder super duper fine? Is it so small that it can pass through the blood-brain barrier? Will I die? I'm okay with that if it will improve my game by a ball or two. ;-)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 5:20:00 PM  
Blogger Daniel Busch said...

Kamui Chalk is so far, impresssive...

I had the pleasure of meeting John Bertone of Kamui chalk this weekend during the live stream at the Hard Times 10-Ball Open. Stream director and Host, Andy Chen had John on as a guest on the stream which is archived and can be viewed on Ustream.

Kamui will be pleased to know that Andy and I have documented PROOF Kamui Chalk does a fine job, indeed.

YES, Andy was the proud benefactor of, one, precious cube of Kamui, and YES, since he still had the stream camera set up and laptop handy at 3:30am, we decided to play and stream our fun on table 6; Me using the Kamui Chalk .098 and Andy using Master.

I made the decision only to chalk up between racks, figuring that it would be the most efficient way to adjust my pre-shot routine without forgetting to re-chalk when necessary. There are a few times that I actually forgot I was using Kamui and chalked again. Naturally I would compensate for this error by NOT chalking up before the break. The whole point of the exercise was just to find out initially IF the chalk works.

It DOES work!

This being said, I do not actually know how many shots one can play without re-chalking and, I'll agree that one DOES need to further investigate and 'spend more time' with the product in order to determine other factors like playability and long term exposure to equipment, etc.John Bertone assures me that one can play for at least 25 shots at a time.

John also assured us that there were no animals harmed in the production of Kamui chalk, and interestingly enough; that it's not even 'chalk'. He said it's an organic and very rare compound which justifies the cost. Their recipe is 'proprietary' so we didn't even ask.

If you're interested in this link, of Andy & I playing (Me with the Kamui Chalk) or even the link with John Bertone from Kamui being interviewed on the stream during one of the matches from the event I can post them.

Pool 4 Life

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:03:00 AM  
Anonymous arcade said...

Good to know about 'Kamui', I've not yet used it. Thanks

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:32:00 AM  

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