APA Player 24/01/2011Outlaw OL19 Green Shamrock Pool Cuethe Leather wrap is the way to go. I also have a Lucasi and regularly play with a McDermott. this stick is balanced better than both. the finish is nice (as a wood worker/finish carpender I have seen better) but all togeather a great cue. I purchased the 12mm extra shaft and it was well wortht the money also at only 44bucks.I would recommend this product to a friend.