Originally Posted by sonnygrabber
I think it's certainly preference, but it's hand size as well. Many moons ago I had a teacher who asked me to bring my sticks to a lesson. When I brought my 7A's and explained that thinner must be quicker and bouncier he just laughed and took me out to the stick display. There he showed me about proportion and weight and we determined that 5B's were right for me. Been using them ever since, (about 20 years).
Ah! I asked my teacher and he looked at my sticks, he said they were good for me but didn't explain why.
I can fly with them too. the thin sticks were always sailing out of my hands.