Re: Anyone use huge stick sizes?
The biggest stick I have used is the Peter Erskine Big Band Stick. It has a pretty beefy butt end with a long taper.
At first, I found I could play a lot easier with the larger stick. But eventually I noticed I couldn't get around the kit quite as quickly as with a smaller stick.
I recently discoverd the Vic Firth SD Combo maple stick. WOW!!! It's actually about the size of my 7As but it's so light since it's maple. Amazing stick. I could execute pattens even faster than with the Big Band stick and get around the kit with ease. Plus, that barrel tip has great articulation on the cymbals.
I'm quite a stick junkie so all this may change in a few months...