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Old 01-13-2009, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga View Post
I'd say their bad technique for full-shock "normal" sticks. Given the incredible variations in biomechanics, I'd say the only bad technique is the one that injures you.

I play Aheads and I love them because they reduce shock greatly. I'd compare them to earphones for the hands, protecting you from some of the harsher aspects of playing drums. I've played the Zildjian sticks before and I credit the anti-shock feature with saving me from possible injury. The anti-shock sticks take some getting used to but now if I play full-shock sticks the vibration feels insane.

Am I unusually sensitive now, or just able to appreciate the abuse I was really putting my hands through?
I think you got unusually sensitive. The fact is that it's possible to play with "full-shock" sticks without hurting yourself.

But yes, I agree that anti-shock sticks are bad for the technique used when playing with ordinary sticks. If you plan on using anti-shock sticks for the rest of your life, it's all good, if you still adhere to general good advice, such as not tensing and tightening the grip, accepting the rebound and so forth.

The point I'm trying to make is that one should not need anti-shock or anti-vibe sticks. It is possible to play with ordinary sticks without damaging oneself (unlike playing without hearing protection). But, if anti-whatever sticks make you happy, sure, go for it.

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Old 01-22-2009, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Shedboyxx View Post
hmmm...Stewart may have a point at 00:42

I say the same thing about Dunkin Donuts.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by zambizzi View Post
I used these sticks for a while, they felt alright but then I noticed I could hear secret frequencies through them and it turns out it was the CIA listening in on my thoughts. I told the feds but they sent me to Guantanamo in a black helicopter.

I'd recommend avoiding them at all costs.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:31 PM
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I figured they were intended for electronic drums. I use them on my e-drums and use regular sticks on my regular set. I guess I haven't gotten used to them enough to really make a difference.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 805Drummer View Post
And the real question: Why don't other stick companies try and make sticks like these?

Vic Firth, Vater, Pro-mark, Vic Firth, I'm talking to you!
Aquarian makes those types of stick; their graphite series have a shock grip on them. Vic firth makes a stick called the vic grip, I'm not sure if they are shock reducing but they might work like that.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:49 PM
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tired of the small selection of size offered by the big guys?

visit our site and design your own stick for just $5 a pair
tons of woods to choose from also!

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:09 PM
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I had a pair of the AntiVibe 5As that I liked to use on my Roland TD6. Curiously enough the little rubber thing that's in the stick loved to come out all the time and one day they just snapped. That's right, on rubber pads too! Then again, they were Zildjian sticks. I tried them on real drums but they sounded dull and well---fake. I would probably say they were great for e-drums though.
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