This Cue is the future of Cuesport, for learning the game to playing it the correct way, It is World Snooker Approved, and it is the real deal. The Blade Cue is everything we claim it is. We are far from been deluded or just out to make a quick buck from this cue. What we claim about this cue we will standby 100%. Cue is made of maple and comes in 1 piece and 3/4 jointed cues. The cue is 58" long 9.5mm, 17-18 ozs.