The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, is pleased to introduce the new Vic Firth Freestyle series of drumsticks in 2019. The Freestyle series offers an enhanced experience for drummers, allowing them to move up and down the stick, adjusting touch, feel, and sound without any loss of control.
The new Freestyle series of sticks draws inspiration from the world of freestyle longboarding, and creates parallels to the flow and freedom of expression that a freestyle rider feels when riding on an extra-long deck. The new sticks feature a massive overall length of 17” and an extra-long taper, resulting in more than double the area where a drummer can place their fulcrum. The Freestyle series are made from hickory, and have a hybrid acorn tip with barrel edges. Freestyle is available in the 5 most popular Vic Firth models: 7A, 85A, 5A, 55A, 5B.
“What makes the Freestyle series different from other long sticks on the market is the precisely balanced equation of overall length and extremely long tapers. Taken together, these two adjustments effectively double the area of the “sweet spot” for the fulcrum, allowing drummers to alter their playing experience in a way that’s not possible with any other stick. Touch, balance and sound can all be adjusted as easily as turning up a volume knob,” says Andy Tamulynas, Drumsticks and Mallets Category Manager for Zildjian. www.zildjian.com