This stick broke after only 4 months of very occassional play. It MAY have been used a total of 15 times. I saw the break happen. Nothing unusual was going on with the stick. The player using the stick went to break and the stick snapped just where the two pieces attach to each other. Nothing to do with it now but toss. Would not suggest this stick. However we did purchase a similar stick and a pool stater set from Over Stock and we have has NO problems with any of those items.