I was lucky enough to meet a youngman out of Saint Louis, Mo named Josh Treadway. The Midwest 9-ball tournnament was in my home town this weekend and he had some of his cues on display. To make a long story short i bought one and I LOVE IT...Mr. Treadway is fairly new to the industry having honed his craft under the great Jim Buss. Check out Treadway Cues....I Love mine..iand i just have this hunch that he is not going to run and hide like some Cuemakers but then again i don't anticipate any problems. Had a Black Boar one time and could not get Tony to talk to me..after the sale...I'm sure it was just me....just sayin. Give Treadway a Shot you will not be dissapointed.