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! Tear drop tip. Perfect for light jazz and combo. L=15 1/2", Dia.=.540"