As the name implies, this is a mallet that focuses on a clear initial attack on the drum. It is the same size and weight as The Medalist. The large mallet head provides for solid tonal response and higher volume with less playing effort…a ‘punchy’ sound off of the drum. It is an excellent choice for parades as well as for competition. The mallet shaft is lathe-turned sugar-maple and is designed for playing comfort and maximum stick control.