Nylon! Lasts much longer than wood (so you save cash!), and you never have to worry about a chipped stick tip on a ride cymbal. I also play darker cymbals, so the nylon tips add some extra clarity rather than the dreaded “ping.”
George Robinson

Wood, specifically oak. They give a brilliance similar to nylon while maintaining that wooden warmth.
@ra2music

It depends on the sound you want for a mix or live setting.
@adriruizdrums

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