Mallets are U.S.$30.00/pair. Click on an image to open a Youtube video in a new window in order to hear the mallets. (All the mallets have less attack live than they do in the videos--headphones help, but they're not perfect.)
The handles on the mallets are either 10-3/4" or 12". The handles are made from poplar because even though it may break more easily, it transfers less shock to your hands and wrists than the harder woods. [In over 400 shows playing hard, Maine Marimba Ensemble has only broken a small handful of handles total.] Broken handles can also easily be replaced.