I think this set is amazing and the stainless steel tips are strong, pointy and smooth! The cables are NOT kinky, or curly...they straighten right out. I have a set of the fixed circular and that was why I purchased this set...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
I used several colors of this yarn to make a scarf for my son and can't say enough about how it was to work with!! It has a great hand and stitch definition and the yardage is super great, as is the price!!!