Viking has become recognized as the leading cue maker in the industry. The A284 is built with Northwoods Maple and features White Premium Pearl Sleeve. Comes standard with the new Midnight Black 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.