+1000Personally, I think it's important to spend some time working on developing a consistent cross-stick; it's a valuable technique that will help with both your precision and accuracy. Spend a little time to find out the exact position where your stick needs to be to produce the best cross-stick sound and, if need be, trace it on your drum head with a marker.
I mark a line on the diameter of my sticks with a marker pen where it’s the perfect point for a cross stick.
Really does help with a consistent sound, especially when cross sticks aren’t all the way though a song and you’re changing at times.
Having that reference really helps/forces you to get the perfect sound each time, straight away. No adjustments needed.
Brilliant for the studio especially.