Promark’s New Active Grip

The losing of grip factor of drumsticks is something that most drum stick companies have tried to look into and almost every drummer has experienced. For however long you have been playing, there comes a time – usually mid way in a gig, in a sweaty venue – when you can feel your sticks slipping out of your palms.

Many try and use drum tape, tennis racket grips, some wear gloves, and others hurriedly wipe their sticks and hands on their jeans in between songs.

Promark is aiming to eliminate the feeling of losing control with its new ActiveGrip drumsticks. These sticks come with a black coating called ActiveGrip, which is heat-activated. The technology behind the coating makes the stick tackier as the player’s hands heat up and sweat. As you play, you can feel the coating change and it really does help you hang on to your sticks!

The coating doesn’t appear to add any extra weight to the sticks and the feel of the stick seems to return to a smooth finish pretty quickly. 

While the ActiveGrip coating is made of pretty sturdy stuff, there’s not a lot that can be done about wear and tear on cymbals and hi hats. It might take a while (obviously depends on how often you play), but the coating will start to disappear from the neck of the sticks after a lot of use. From a grip point of view, this shouldn’t make a slightest bit of difference, but your lovely, full-black sticks will look a bit worse for wear.

  • Length 16"

  • Diameter .565" (5A)

  • Active Grip – Heat activated grip coating that grips stronger the harder you play

  • The reinvented Acorn tip provides a larger contact surface to increase responsiveness and articulation

  • All Promark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry

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