Re: anybody hit this hard?
I love breaking sticks... I'm a metal drummer mostly and once I learned how to hit hard I break them often. I use VF Rock sticks. Nice thick piece of wood. They break in different spots each time, but usually where the rim shot is played. I like playing with a stick untill it breaks to practice grabbing a new one while playing. That is the real art. I had one show where I broke like 5 sticks. I was sick at this gig so I was a little pissed. Snots running down my nose the whole time and just working hard. It was fun in retrospect but I'm not a fan of playing sick.