The Pro Mark 5A American Hickory Drum Sticks are made of American hickory, the most preferred hickory for drumsticks. The specific gravity of hickory is 0.82 at 15 percent moisture content. It is considered to be a hardwood even though it is not as dense or heavy as oak. This does not make hickory better or worse than oak. It's just different. That difference becomes a personal preference for the drummer.
All Pro-Mark sticks and accessories are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship, including warpage. Their nylon tips are guaranteed not to crack, chip, break or fall off the stick. Your satisfaction is guaranteed on all Pro-Mark products!