Wanted to buy a lightweight cue extension but couldn't find one for less then $22 shipped so I figured I could just make one. Went to Lowe's and spent $9.13. The fitting was about 3.98 and I'll probably make a few more for friends just to cover the tape cost of 4.58. The hardest part was getting the first ring of foam tape into the pipe. Still took me less then 5 minutes to make. Had some velcro tape laying around at home and used it to fix it to my case. I used to have one of the black plastic extensions, but left it at a pool room, and always thought it was a bit too big for my liking and would slide off the cue occasionally on contact. This thing feels more solid then the other plastic extensions and never slipped even when struck hard. Just thought I would share...