Stick tip chipping advice
Afternoon all. I'm not sure if this is a technique thing or an equipment thing, however I'll throw the question out there and see what I can get back. I'm currently playing Vater Los Angeles 5A sticks with wooden tips. My issue is the tips themselves chipping quite easily. The shafts are great and long lasting, and the stick feels really good in my hands, but the tip being knocked out of shape makes them pretty much worthless in a small amount of time. Considering the cost of sticks I'd like to make them last a lot longer than they currently are.
Does anyone else have this issue? Is it a technique issue?
I realise I could swap to nylon tips, but I much prefer the sound of wood on cymbals.