Summary: I've played with a countless number of different brands and sizes of drum sticks (Pro Mark, Zildjian, Vic, Sound Percussion, Vater; X5A, 5A, 2B, 5B, 7A to name a few), and for me, nothing compares to the Vic Firth X5A drum sticks. The feel of the sticks is amazing. They are perfectly weighted and balanced, and the little bit of added length and weight compared to the 5A goes a long way.
Summary: THese sticks are a must have. They feel perfect while playing and seem to last a lot longer than regular sticks. The tackiness of the grip is just right. I rarely drop a stick anymore. I have also tried Zildgians version and they do not feel good at all.
Summary: This is a good product, very classic. I bought this sticks because my first sticks were vic firth. The 5A size, from mypoint of view is a very confortable size, because of the light weight and thickness.