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.
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.