The FS-1 marching snare drum stick, like all Innovative Percussion drumsticks, is constructed of heartwood hickory. This wood results in a denser and slightly heavier stick with excellent durability and increased response. The FS-1 is designed with a comfortable thickness for any age level and a short taper for increased control and balance. The oval bead creates a full sound and excellent rebound. The FS-1 is perfect for marching snare drummers of any age.