The OB-135 Darts Pool Cue has a Curly Maple Forearm with 6 Cocobolo Dart Points, Cocobolo Handle with 12 Maple Diamonds and 12 Maple Strip Inlays and a Curly Maple Sleeve with 6 Cocobolo Dart Points re-cut into Black Micarta. All OB Playing Cues (other than our Sneaky Pete's) are built using exclusive Straight Line Core (SLC) technology. SLC is a solid core that is straighter, stronger, more stable and stiffer than the vast majority of cues made today. This simply means that your cue will be built straight, stay straight and hit great. This cue also has OB's unique Centralized Balance System (CBS). CBS allows for OB cues to be weighted in way that creates an evenly balanced cue with feedback that is both crisp and lively. It really has to be felt to be appreciated because you end up with custom feel in a production cue.