The Cuetec Platinum Series Cues are real attention grabbers. The shaft and butt are color coordinated for a striking appearance. The shaft is painted fiberglass bonded to Grade A North American Maple and are warp, dent, ding, and scratch resistant with a 13 mm deluxe brown leather tip, polycarbonate ferrule for impact absorption, and a professional taper for a comfortable stroke. These cues are made using a black implex joint with a hardwood butt featuring Cuetecâ€™s famous Veltex wrap for a sure grip and a dazzling diamond laser decal design. A great entry level price means this is a very affordable cue with true professional quality.