This slicker works just as you would hope. Even wearing my glove my cue will start to get some grime on it. If I start to feel my cue tugging at my glove I pull out the slicker and run it up and down the shaft a few times; moments later my cue is sliding through my glove as though it was brand new again. This is also very nice for if your friend is using a house cue and the cue isn't sliding quite right. Last night my friend was using just such a cue and after I ran the cue through the shaft slicker he was amazed at how much better his stroke felt. One of the guys I play with often uses Q-Silk and no glove or sometimes finger sleeves and he swears there is nothing better but the slicker and glove combination has given me equally good results and in the long run at a better price.
I only gave this 4 stars though because there were quite a lot of loose threads hanging off of it when I got it. They pulled out of the weave pretty easily so I don't think they were extremely important to the structural integrity of the slicker just poor craftsmanship. Some of the seams are kind of ugly but that is just aesthetics. Some color options would be nice I do not necessarily require big flashy patterns but this product could easily be offered in different colors. I would have gone with bright pink to help prevent my new slicker from going home with anyone without my consent.
I would recommend this product to a friend.