Viking has become recognized as the leading cue maker in the industry. The A281 is built with Northwoods Maple and features Blue Premium Pearl Sleeve. Comes standard with the new Ocean Blue stain and features White Premium Pearl Rings on the Shaft, Joint and Forearm. The ViKORE shaft is a Hard Rock Maple shaft that features a Pro Taper and a Tiger Everest tip. Viking cues come with a lifetime warranty that includes warpage.