With patent-pending features that “herald a new dawn for pipe band tenor drumming,” TyFry Ultimate tenor drum mallets were launched worldwide following “years of research and development,” according to Tyler Fry, the innovator behind the new products.
Fry field-tested the Ultimate mallets top bands and players around the world, leading to what he says are the “the lightest, most aerodynamic tenor drum mallet ever developed,” which include his permaTONE head technology, “designed to produce improved response on the drum and control in the air with less effort.”
Fry’s patent application for the new design was filed at 4 pm on March 14th. If approved, the patent will be the latest in a series of proprietary products that he has brought out in the last 15 years.
Features of the new mallets include lighter weight, an integrated 8.25-inch injection-molded shaft, and permaTONE head technology that reduces weight in the head making it “the most aerodynamically balanced mallet on the market.”
Fry is making the mallets available in a rainbow of colours, including aqua, lime green, hot pink, silver and yellow, with matching flourish cords with a removable core that can be used rounded or flattened, depending on a player’s preference.
“I’ve never been more excited about the future of pipe band tenor drumming than I am now,” Fry said.
The mallets have a suggested list price of $89.99 per pair and are available directly from Fry or from dealers around the world.