How to choose a drum stick: The right drum stick creates the right cymbal or drum sound & feel. The stick weight and length is important for your drum playing style, and you can choose from wood tip or nylon tip drum sticks
Straightness, density, tip shape, taper, length, wood type, diameter and balance are all key factors in how a drumstick is going to "feel" in your hands. Why do drummers use a bunch of different drumsticks? Artists use an assortment of drumstick models to create a sound or mood in their playing that they can't get from using just one drumstick model.