I just picked up an Aldila Phenom TP, it is the Taylormade TP version that was originally for an R1 but it is uncut.  I’ve read conflicting reports as to whether shafts need to be tipped before the tip is installed to keep it at the right playing characteristics, have seen everything from 1/2 inch, to an inch, to don’t tip at all.  Can someone give me some clarification please.