This is a great product. Well made stick/mallet that seems to hold up well to the rigors of both a professional performing musician as well as a season of marching band! The only thing I wasn't too excited about was the white powdery substance that was left all over the cymbals. It is easily wiped off but kinda a pain in the neck for someone who may have brand cymbals. But all in all this product gets the job and holds up well!