Bought this as a gift for my husband, a keen, (if not brilliant) snooker player. He says it does what it is supposed to do, provides a firm extension for his cue rather than the wobbly one he got with the long cue provided by the snooker club. Does it make him play better? He says it gives more control over the cue ball. One of his snooker playing chums has also bought one having seen this one, so that must be a recommendation. Yes, he is pleased with it.