A scaled down American Classic® stick with great balance. Perfect when speed and touch are top priority. The American Classic® line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs, the Classics are turned from select hickory — a dense wood with little flex for a more pronounced sound. Hickory is also capable of withstanding a great deal of shock, making it highly durable. The tips are deeply back-cut for intensified cymbal response. Length: 15 1/2" & Diameter: .540". Tear drop shaped wood tip. For the 5B player looking for a brighter sound and increased tip durabilty.