Keeping your pool cue sticks in good working order will add life to your pool table felt and help your game tremendously. When your cue’s leather tip wears down to the thickness of a dime it’s time to replace the tip. If you continue to use a cue stick that has a worn-down tip you increase your chances of miscuing. A miscue is when your cue tip slips off the cueball and digs into the billiard cloth or felt as it’s called. Miscues cause small crescent-shaped cuts on the playing field of the pool table. You should always try to keep your pool cue tips well maintained by visually inspecting them a few times a year. This small chore will improve your game and prolong the life of the pool table felt.