Re: anybody hit this hard?
I think if you hit that hard, which I do, you need to use a thick durable drumstick. I use SD1 General's and flip the stick around on my right hand so that I am hitting the hi-hat with the fat end of the stick. I can get a pair to last a good 2-3 months before I break them. Plus you get a much deeper sound when you hit a tom with the fat end of the stick, sounds cool.