Los Cabos Red Hickory Drumsticks are the perfect choice if you want a more durable stick in a familiar size. Slightly heavier than their White Hickory counterpart. The intense series are a slightly longer model for extra reach. Diameter- .575 Length - 16.5?Our line of Red Hickory drumsticks offer a durability and feel unlike any other stick on the market today. Boasting a bit more weight than the average hickory stick, our Red Hickory line is the ideal choice for hard-hitters and drummers looking for that extra bit of ?umph? without having to compromise the comfort of their favorite stick size. Red Hickory is also known as heartwood.It is found in the center of the tree and is thus, the oldest portion of the plant. Despite its name, heartwood is not the plant?s life-source. Its name simply reflects its position in the growth chain. Red Hickory has long been over-looked in the drumstick business because of its natural inconsistent colouring, a direct result of the soil?s mineral content. As a result, our hickory drumsticks range in colour from a light tan to a deep beautiful brown. We feel this wide range of colouring adds character to the wood?s appearance and makes every pair of Los Cabos Red Hickory Drumsticks unique.