The 420 stick was designed by Mike Portnoy, progressive drummer extraordinaire. It features a long, narrow taper which provides a fast and responsive feel. The nylon tip provides a brighter, more articulate sound. Hickory is the most popular wood choice for drumsticks due to its resilience, responsiveness, durability, and classic feel. Length: 16 1/8" & Diameter: 0.531". Oval nylon tip provides a brighter more articulate tone suited for multiple applications. Short, quick taper for a more forward balance with less rebound. All Promark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry.