Re: The Buddy Rich trick
Watch Buddy's tapes carefully. His 'trick' was that his method for sticking actually came from an 'eggbeater' type movement of both wrists....this is what enabled him to get such blinding speed.
If you allow the stick to rebound off the head with the finger technique AND incorporate a circular or 'rolling' motion to the tip, controlled from the wrist, so that the stick is actually moving off the head in a circular motion as opposed to an up and down one, your speed increases dramatically.
In some cases when he's really going 'all out' it almost appears as though he's slashing into the head with a sabre type motion, this is in fact a motion that comes from the accented strokes within the eggbeater whisking movement.