ProMark American Hickory 420 Nylon Tip, Mike Portnoy TX420N
The 420 stick was designed by Mike Portnoy, progressive drummer extraordinaire. It features a long, narrow taper which provides a fast and responsive feel. The nylon tip provides a brighter, more articulate sound.
Because of its resilience, responsiveness and durability, hickory is the most commonly used wood for drum sticks. Hickory is the classic drum stick feel.