Elegance combined with simplicity is engrained in every Elite pool cue and case. Birdseye Maple, Cherrywood, Obisius and other exotic hardwoods are the rule, not the exception when it comes to Elite. Every Elite cue is constucted with some of the highest quality unadorned woods available, combined with thin and elegant silver rings and wood-to-wood joints. Each cue receives a five-point quality control check to ensure that only the best cues reach the showroom floor. The result is a cue with understated sophistication that takes full advantage of Mother Nature's gifts. Each cue comes with joint protectors excluding the Snooker, Jump and Break Cues. Elite Cases feature: Genuine Leather Construction on most cases "Quick-Lock" snaps Spacious pockets to store accessories or personal items Handles and shoulder straps for extra convenience Classy metal zipper pulls Elite, Mother Nature's Gift to Billiards!