Re: Vater Sugar Maple Drum Sticks
Jason Bonham uses a larger maple stick as it allows him to get the size that he wants without the extra weight. I use a larger maple stick for the pipe band I drum with. It has some nice heft but it's light.
Only downside I could think of would be the cost. Maple sticks tend to be a little more expensive and I'm a tightwad so it poses a conundrum for me.