The Tama Rhythm Mate 5A Drum Sticks are a pair of high-quality drum sticks from Tama constructed from Hickory the most popular widely used wood used in drum sticks today due to its incredible resilience and durability as well as its responsiveness and natural classic feel. The stick features a tip-heavy construction thats designed for drummers who require additional power and attack. The stick was designed to bring the centre of gravity forward. This is done by having a heavier tip and a shorter shoulder area. These features combine to weight the stick towards the tip allowing for faster strikes with a quicker response. These sticks feature an oval shaped hickory tip that delivers a clear definite sound even when playing intricate styles at low volumes.