Re: Breaking sticks left and right...
I have broken a lot of cheap sticks. Cheap sticks are like cheap light bulbs. They seem like a good idea at the time until they die early, usually at a critical moment.
I have come to grips, so to speak with ahead 2b's. I have been using them a lot now, and they aren't broken or chipped yet under the same use that shattered many cheap sticks.
"Friends don't let friends buy generic drum sticks"