Size is between a 7A and a 5A, two of the most popular sticks world wide. Light enough for jazz, heavy enough for rock. Longer than a 7A. My stick of choice! - Ken
For durability and the brightest cymbal sounds, nylon tips are the answer. The American Classic nylon tip models mirror their wood tip counterparts, so drummers can switch fro the richness of a wood tip to the brilliance of nylon without sacrificing feel and balance. And with Vic Firth's new "tip locking" manufacturing process, they won't chip or fly off - guaranteed!The nylon tip is similar in size and shape to the 8D, providing enhanced performance and a feel closer to the original wood tip model. Nylon tips are the most durable and brightest sounding on cymbals.L = 16" D = .540"