Vic’s Sticks Honored at Musikmesse 2011

April 18, 2011 10:34 am in Endorser & Company News by Web Team

Vic Firth Company received two prestigious awards for the best products in their chosen category at the 2011 Frankfurt Musikmesse. The first was the PPVMEDIEN Leser Award, which recognizes the best instruments and equipment of the year based on various readers polls in magazines such as Soundcheck, Keys, Tastenwelt, Drumheads and Guitar. This year, the PPVMEDIEN Lesser award was presented to Vic Firth in recognition of the Vic Grip Extreme 5A.

Vic Grip is an eco-friendly, water based urethane that is extremely durable and an ideal choice for players who prefer an enhanced grip on their drumsticks. Available in several popular sizes already, the Vic Grip line was recently expanded to include the Extreme 5A and Extreme 5B models.

During this year’s Musikmesse event, Vic Firth Company was also awarded the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) in recognition of the Vic Firth Kinetic Force stick. By adding a more dense material to the butt end of the new Kinetic Force sticks‚ they can be played longer and harder with less fatigue. They can also help you play faster! The Kinetic Force drumsticks are offered in 5A and 5B sizes.

115 magazines worldwide participate annually in the MIPA award voting – selecting the best musical instruments and audio equipment in over 40 categories. We’re very pleased that the Kinetic Force sticks were chosen!

All in all, we had an awesome show!

American Classic® X5A Vic Grip
For the 5A player who wants more power and reach.
L = 16 1/2" | Dia. = .565"  [enlarge photo]

American Classic® X5B Vic Grip
Like the 5B‚ with more power and reach.
L = 16 1/2" | Dia. = .595"  [enlarge photo]

American Classic® Kinetic Force 5A
Additional dense material in the butt end of the sticks allows them to be played longer‚ harder and faster with less fatigue.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"  [enlarge photo]

American Classic® Kinetic Force 5B
Additional dense material in the butt end of the sticks allows them to be played longer‚ harder and faster with less fatigue.
L = 16" | Dia. = .595"  [enlarge photo]

 

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