The Cuetec 99273 forearm and butt sleeve are black. This pool stick features a black Veltex grip, Implex joint, and a warp-resistant, fiberglass-clad maple shaft. The shaft has the Cuetec SST "super slim taper" with the Tru-Glide finish. It's all in the technology. Cuetec cues are known for their durability and quality. Superior balance and a professional taper add to the quality hit enjoyed by professionals such as Earl Strickland and Allison Fisher. It has a 13mm Le Pro tip.