Viking has become recognized as the leading cue maker in the industry. The A286 is built with Northwoods Maple and features Crimson Premium Pearl Sleeve. Comes standard with a Crimson stain and features white Premium Pearl Rings on the Collar, Joint and Forearm. The ViKORE shaft is a Hard Rock Maple shaft that features a Pro Taper and a Tiger Everest tip. Viking cues come with a lifetime warranty that includes warpage.