When my wife and I moved into our house in Vegas, we made the living room around the 8 foot table. There are two or three tight spots where a 58" cue could not be used. I bought a short cue from Amazon, but it hit so badly that I asked Joey if he could built me a 50 inch cue. Since I already have some of his shafts, be built this 21 inch butt from birdseye and granadillo. It is amazing how good this cue hits, so now there is no compromise in the few situations I have to use a short cue.