Re: One or two favorite sticks?
Still digging the ProMark Todd Sucherman signature sticks (SD330W).
Perfect combination of diameter, weight, punch, rebound and overall feel for my hands.
They're much more 'agile' than e.g. the Vic Firth Thomas Lang sticks (super fat, quite heavy, too 'slow' overall) which I've been using for a few months when I started out (3 yrs ago). Also have the Vic Firth JoJo Mayer signatures - first thought they're too light but got used to those as an alternative stick, for practice variation. The other sticks that get some use are Vater Derek Roddy signatures - great punch/feel for 'power playing' but less 'finesse' for rudimentary stuff.