Originally Posted by OrangeAgent27
Just thought I would share this:
About 1.5 months ago i ordered a pair of the mike Johnson maple sticks. They ended up being back-ordered and finally just received them last week. I sat down, did a quick little paradiddle groove, went to hit my inverted splash and CRACK!! Nailed the wingnut on my stand and snapped the stick in two! 1.5 months and $8.99 for maybe 15 seconds of playing. Lovely.
To be fair, the sticks felt great.
Well, maple sticks will be substantially weaker than hickory... You may have gotten a bad pair on top of that.