ChromaCast USA Drumsticks are made from select hickory wood which is more dense and rigid than maple. Hickory is extremely durable and shock absorbing, it has minimal flex producing a more pronounced sound. The drumstick coating is gloss free to reduce slippage. Available in wood and nylon with teardrop or oval tip. ChromaCast USA Drumsticks are perfect for any drummer who wants to rock out on stage or at home.