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.Ride Stick (SPE2) Extra long taper and tear drop tip for enhanced cymbal response. Beefed-up shaft for extra power.L = 16"D = .525/.575"