As Mayer explains in his Vic Firth video, he wanted to create a stick that feels like a natural extension to someone with a relatively small frame and hands. I fit that body type and these sticks feel really great in my hands. They have a comfortable diameter that's between a 5a and 5b, and I feel more in control of the sticks than I do with some of the longer ones I've tried. With that said, they are considerably shorter than most sticks which might not be great for drummers who have a spread-out setup or large hands. The tip shape produces a bright and articulate sound on cymbals. Try em' out!