This net was extremely hard to hand over. At 72 inches overall length, this was the largest net I was asked to build to that point. Definitely a challenge, but well worth the effort! The handle was highly figured maple - not even sure how to describe some of the figure. Parts of the handle had significant curl, burl, and crazy color changes. With the length of the handle, it's hard to see that detail in a single picture. The hoop is made of walnut, sapele, and maple. The handle is made of figured maple, laminated with wenge.