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.Long and thin for speed and resonse. Helmet shaped tip provides boldness on toms, brilliance on cymbals.L = 16 1/4" D = .550"