Vater Percussion Power 5A Wood Tip Drum Sticks
Vater’s Power 5A drumsticks are probably the most durable 5A size sticks available, rarely chipping or splintering. Made from hickory, one of the most durable wood types for drumsticks, they’re larger than most 5A sticks and can take a real beating. A late taper adds to their durability for striking cymbals along with very solid round tips which are almost complete circles. I find these tips chip less often than oval tips and don’t crack as much as barrel tips. As some of the most durable sticks available, these are great for drummers constantly breaking their sticks.