Originally Posted by Butter
Are you serious?This rumour is soo old,and so wrong.Aheads do not break your cymbals faster than any wood stick,and this is fact.
Please don't buy any sticks,because all of them will break...someday ;-)
It is a fact that they do break more cymbals and I will tell you why. The edge of the cymbal sometimes cuts thru the plastic sleeves and the aluminum puts a little dent in your cymbal's edge and this is where a crack can easily start. I used to use the Tommy Lee signature aheads and I quit after breaking three Z customs and those are some tough cymbals.