I've been trying to find a stick that is well priced and also with the right parts. I wasn't looking for non sanwa parts and I didn't want a 50 pound dragon to haul around. I found the qanba obsidian to have the right weight, non slip surface and to work with steam no errors. I received the bag and stick packaged well in a large box. The bag is large and has plenty of space for storage. The stick protector in the bag will be useful when at tournaments you are waiting for matches or transporting anywhere else. The only piece to watch is the cord storage locator as i just left mine closed with cord out and will only open back for packing purposes. I recommend this stick as other sticks are priced way too high and the art looks to be customizable easily. Tested with sf5 and tekken and no issues as expected.