A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes. Made of hickory, the design of this stick focuses-first and foremost-on the feel. The balance of the shaft diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip, creates comfort and sound quality for the performer. The tip diameter and shape increases the articulation quality, which allows for a lower pitched tuning scheme and an improved drum sound.