Re: Anyone use huge stick sizes?
Nope... 5A hickory on the drum kit, anything less dense is chopped away on the hi hat too quickly, but on the snare drum in my batucada band I switched back to 5A "percussion" sticks, not sure what wood but much softer and less dense than hickory. I find that with these lighter sticks it's easier to maintain breakneck samba speed, and since my fulcrum is slightly backward vs hickory, to get the same "feel", weight-wise, the fact that there is slightly more length in front of the fulcrum makes them "moeller" more easily. So my accents are actually louder with lighter sticks.
Haven't tried any other sizes yet, one experiment at a time...