For durability and the brightest cymbal sounds, nylon tips are the answer. The American Classic nylon tip models mirror their wood tip counterparts, so drummers can switch from the richness of a wood tip to the brilliance of nylon without sacrificing feel and balance. And with Vic Firth's new "tip locking" manufacturing process, they won't chip or fly off - guaranteed! Click here to see the wood-tipped versions of the American Classic sticks. Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz, orchestral and pit work. L=16", Dia.=.565".