Promark Classic Forward 2B FireGrain Hickory Wood Tip Drumsticks are Promark’s most durable Forward 2B. FireGrain is a patented heat-tempering process that transforms ordinary Hickory drumsticks into precision tools with unprecedented durability. While keeping their original weight and balance, ProMark FireGrain sticks allow drummers to hit harder and play longer, naturally. No excess vibration, no space age gimmicks, just natural Hickory hardened by flame. Promark Classic Forward drumsticks feature a forward-weighted design for increased force into the playing surface.