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Sjogras 05-26-2013 04:01 PM

Sticks with grip for pad practice
 
I know it's a technique thing, because my right hand stick stays just fine but the left hand stick keeps sliding forward, especially when practicing doubles strokes, which causes me to pinch the stick between the index the finger and the thumb. Not good.

So does anyone use the Vic grip sticks for instance, for practicing on the pad?

Anthony Amodeo 05-26-2013 04:11 PM

Re: Sticks with grip for pad practice
 
using sticks with grips will end up being a crutch and will also stunt the growth of the micro adjustment process that you need to adjust when slips happen

everyones sticks slip, twist , move, etc etc......if they didn't that would mean your grip is too tight.

what we need are micro adjustments

for a seasoned player they happen unconsciously ....and often

these adjustments automatically keep the stick at our comfortable balance point without us even realizing it and happen the very split second our hands recognize the weight and balance of the stick change

micro adjustments are difficult to describe in text .....but if I remember correctly Tommy Igoe addresses this in his Hands dvd

very important .......and commonly misunderstood and seldom talked about aspect of drumming

all that being said....I don't think a stick with "grip" will help with your slippage much if at all

and even if it did why would you want to mask a technique problem that should be solved with your own fingers by using rubber dipped sticks ?

this is why I am not a fan of dipped sticks or stick wax...or anything of the sort

Jeff Almeyda 05-26-2013 08:37 PM

Re: Sticks with grip for pad practice
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony Amodeo (Post 1143927)
using sticks with grips will end up being a crutch and will also stunt the growth of the micro adjustment process that you need to adjust when slips happen

everyones sticks slip, twist , move, etc etc......if they didn't that would mean your grip is too tight.

what we need are micro adjustments

for a seasoned player they happen unconsciously ....and often

these adjustments automatically keep the stick at our comfortable balance point without us even realizing it and happen the very split second our hands recognize the weight and balance of the stick change

micro adjustments are difficult to describe in text .....but if I remember correctly Tommy Igoe addresses this in his Hands dvd

very important .......and commonly misunderstood and seldom talked about aspect of drumming

all that being said....I don't think a stick with "grip" will help with your slippage much if at all

and even if it did why would you want to mask a technique problem that should be solved with your own fingers by using rubber dipped sticks ?

this is why I am not a fan of dipped sticks or stick wax...or anything of the sort

Absolutely agree. I also don't agree with wrist curls, finger squeezing tennis balls or any other forearm/wrist/hand/finger "strengthening" exercises. The nervous system needs to learn to control all of this and these shortcuts actually add an artificial element to the equation.

Sjogras 05-26-2013 11:06 PM

Re: Sticks with grip for pad practice
 
I suspected this answer...

Off I go, back to the pad!


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