I was just thinking of this. Back in my playing out days in college, If a stick broke, I would just flip to the other end and finish song. However, when I dropped a stick or one would break too far down, it was a clown show watching me quickly grab a new one. I had spare sticks on throne and a pair on floor tom leg. I was (and probably still am) terrible at grabbing new sticks. I've seen drummers live that grab new sticks flawlessly. I'm sure the more you play the better you get. Just curious, do pro drummers actually practice grabbing new sticks?