Am I the only one who can't really tell a difference? I have cheap sticks and a pair of the Portnoy sticks. Other than a slightly longer reach and a nylon tip, I can not tell the difference. I also can't tell the real difference from a wood tip to a nylon. I have had some had damage in the past, but wondering if anyone else notices? The ebay ones are 5a's of unknown wood. The Portnoy ones are hickory. Link:
The cheap ones:
I also have a set of these coming:
Are my hands that de sensitized or are all these roughly about the same?