Originally Posted by drumming sort of person
Hickory sticks usually chip away and wear out that way. Maple sticks usually explode in a manner similar to that photo. Are those signature sticks hickory or maple? If they're hickory, they were just a bad pair (but judging by the photo, it's not like they were brand new, so....).
Yep, they are hickory.........I may have had an hour of playing time with them.............not too much