Re: Do maple sticks reduce shock?
...anytime a force is imparted on an object, energy is transferred to that object in the form of vibrations and motion.
Very good, and the energy that creates vibration (shock) and motion (rebound) are one and the same. In order to limit shock this energy must be dissipated, which means what? There'll be less of it to produce rebound.
Order yourself a set of ZILDJIAN ANTIVIBES, the best anti-shock sticks on the market, you'll see rebound is affected/reduced.