The 12" Tru-Bounce practice pad provides an active playing surface of specially selected neoprene for a true and accurate response. Comfortable to play on without the "overly-springy" feel of traditional gum rubber. Even at the softest volumes, each stick note is articulated and can be heard. The result is a more accurate rebound that helps to develop control, strength and speed. It makes you work a little harder (but not too hard) when practicing. Enclosed with the Tru-Bounce pad is a FREE pair of 5A drumsticks. Also included is a teacher-approved rudiment sheet and two "Fact Sheets" by Roy Burns which cover some warm-up excersizes and tuning tips.