Promark had one major release at NAMM 2019: the Select Balance Oak drumsticks. And just like in 1957, back then as the first American company, they now have the Forward and Rebound Balance sticks made from oak. To be precise, the Shira Kashi oak, and the new sticks are available for the 5A, 5B & 7A models. The sticks have acorn shaped tips, but even more interesting is how Paul Pearl from D'addario explains how the Forward and Rebound Balance sticks actually work.
The new Promark Select Balance Shira Kashi Oak drumsticks
Select Balance Oak facts & specs
Shira Kashi Oak is harder and more durable than hickory
Forward models have a shorter, 2 1/4" taper for power and speed
Rebound sticks have a 3" taper, shifting the weight of the stick to the back of the stick (more bounce & control)
Tip Shape: Acorn with reinvented, larger sweet-spot for warmer sound
Earlier new from Promark
Maple Select Balance line with Rebound design of the Select Balance models
FireGrain technology has been introduced into the marching percussion world with the Tim Fairbanks Marching Snare Stick and Tim Jackson Marching Tenor Stick.
ActiveGrip now includes a Classic2B model as well.