Great improvement 14/08/2013Lucasi Custom LZ2004NB Pool CueIm probably a step above a beginner. I've played on and off all my life but decided to step it up and get serious. This is the first cue I've bought and it has made a dramatic improvement on my game. It's probably a little pricey for a first stick but worth every penny. Beautiful finish and quality and hits like a dream compared to all the horrible house sticks I was used to. I almost opted for a smaller taper and different tip but I think this setup is a great transition from a house stick as far as hit quality and feel. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.I would recommend this product to a friend.