Each Vic Firth Signature Series model was conceived though extensive discussion and research with the finest drummers from a variety of musical styles. The designs are a reflection of their musical requirements in terms of balance, feel, sound projection and cymbal color. All sticks are in hickory. All colored sticks feature a clear natural tip.A tip like a 5A at one end, a large heavy tip at the butt end. Provides great back beat power. L = 15 15/16"D = .595"