Vater drumsticks 5a VH5AW.
Vater VH5AW Hickory 5A Wood Tip drumsticks at DC Music. Length 16" Diameter .570". Very well balanced stick. Heavier toward the tip for fast attack and response on drums. Hickory is the most popular wood used for making drumsticks. Hickory is denser, heavier and more rigid than Maple. Hickory can also absorb a great amount of shock, which reduces hand and wrist fatigue.
Dark, or "brown" hickory, is found closer to the tree's center and is slightly denser and heavier than "white" hickory. 5aw