Originally Posted by Zickos
Try Regal 5B Maple and see how you like them. Light durable and big enough to hold.
If your playing punk, Maple's going to snap on you 2 bars into a song. You need hickory.
For something lighter try Regal Tip's 5AX. It's about a typical 5A thickness with a little extra length. I use the 5B version, it's a little thinner then a normal 5B.