Big Bang for Little Bucks 21/10/2012Action ACTBJZ Break Jump CueI'll start off by saying I give this jump/break a 4 out of 5 only because I'm extremely picky about everything. I picked up this cue two years ago because I couldn't get enough power from a leather tipped break cue and I wanted a jump cue. This fit the bill perfectly. Whatever phenolic is used for the tip must have come from superman's planet because it won't chip/crack/break. In the two years past I've had custom cue makers' phenolic one piece tips splinter and crack before the action tip would. Action must use some super formula for their tip. Anyways the shaft and butt construction are well built and for sure solid. My one little complaint and reason why I gave it a 4 is that the finish used on the shaft was quite 'sticky' in a sense similar to what's used on a fiberglass/composite shaft. It's hard to explain but I don't think sanding it helped. It's worth a try for how cheap it is. You could go out and buy one of the other J/B's advertised in the same price range ( I've used them ) but I can attest that this cue was built with quality in mind.I would recommend this product to a friend.