I am not being funny here, but did you ever notice that when kids are learning to write or color, they do it with fat crayons or pencils? The reason is that we tend to have more control over fatter things than thin things. It is just naturally easier to control the mass of those thicker objects. I think the same holds true with drum sticks. I like Vic SD1s for general snare play, but when I need less volume, but still need control, I switch to the SD2 bolero because they address less volume, but still have enough fatness to control. I also use 2B sticks for general practice when I want to build chops. If you need to play softer, just play softer with a controllable stick. To play louder, grab a heavier stick, or think amplification. Don't beat up your precious equipment!