A few years ago my girl bought me a break/jump cue ( about $80 ) for Christmas. I was never really impressed with it. Still i used it regularly. I went to SBE yesterday and had a new tip put on it. The cue mechanic suggested I try a Zento tip. He installed a green tip on it for me. I got the stick home and was amazed. It is nothing like it used to be. The rack seems to explode on break shots and jump shots are effortless. My main question here I guess is if the tip is that important where is the improvement seen in more expensive jump / break cues.