I admittedly play much softer music, so such tip issues wouldn’t come into play. I did replace the tips on one pair (tried a different model). Put a drop of super glue when installing and they’ve never given me a problem since.I ended up putting a drop of super glue or something (dont remember) on the threads to keep them on. This was like 20 years ago or so. I was playing death metal and practicing for hours a day. The sticks definitely got put through their paces. And yes I have broken a couple.