I finally decided to step up from the hall cue sticks to my own shooting cue. Today, I went in to CBS with a more experienced player friend whom helped me try a few sticks in a price range I feel is appropriate for me now. The guys in the shop were just awesome answering questions, describing how they customize weighting according to the options available in each model type, and how they service cue sticks for customers. This was an absolutely outstanding experience using the sticks on the practice table, narrowing my decision based on feel, my current skill level and where I want to develop, and other factors. After 1.5 hours I walked out with a cue stick that feels just exactly perfect and that I think I will be pleased to use for years to come. I will definitely be back to CBS for supplies and service. These guys are great.