After upgrading my playing cue tip to a Kamui SS and becoming tired of breaking with house cues, I decided to invest in a break cue. What initially attracted me to this cue was that it's a no-wrap, which is something that I personally prefer. I also saw the value of this product. I would categorize myself as a beginner with pool as my primary passion (I play at my university about 3 times a week). I have definitely become comfortable breaking with this cue and I do feel that I get better power from it. My breaking game is slower to develop in my long 'to-do' list of training, but I can honestly say that this cue makes breaking more fun (if that makes sense). This cue is many shades lighter than pictured (at least mine is) and from 10 ft away looks almost exactly like a house cue.