Viking has become recognized as the leading cue maker in the industry. The A285 is built with Northwoods Maple and features Smoke Premium Pearl Sleeve. Comes standard with the new Smoke 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.