Re: Breaking sticks left and right...
I use Thomas Lang Signature sticks and I break about one stick every one or two practices. My record so far is three sticks in less than 10 minutes.
In response to your problem though it may be because of the way your cymabls are posistioned or if your using too much rim when you hit the drums.
Breaking sticks is normal. But expensive...
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