They have twisted centers to allow for a nice grip, as well as provide a great way to layer beverages or add carbonated components. They also have a weighted end or “teardrop” to counterbalance perfectly while you stir. The extra length can help with a nifty technique known as double stirring. And if you really want to impress a room, try quadruple stirring with 2 of these in each hand. Good luck! Available in Gold.