Ummm, thanks for the astute assessment - I did construction, too, before I got my U.S. patent. BTW, the sticks were "designed" primarily for acoustic kits, but a lot of people use them on their electronic kits with great results - I don't own an electronic kit so I will leave it to you guys to evaluate the worth of my sticks on your kits.I will Todd, and about the Lidwish sticks and beaters, they are a good concept and they work!. I really believe that either Lidwish or a copy ecat will come up with something more realistic feeling and looking, sooner or later! Just the obvious, they look and feel ridiculous right now! Did you order those on line or did you get to speak to the owner of Lidwish, Lazaro. I talked to him for about 15 minutes and he is funny as hell. That's how I got sucked in to buying them. He is a surfer dude from California who moved to Hawaii about 25 years ago. I really think that he was doing nothing but surfing and partying before this lightening bolt hit him, lol. He said he just decided after getting tired of neighbors cursing him out for drumming , that he would experiment with different rubber and plastic material until he "perfected" the design. I think he does more Ganga than perfecting, but he told me he does great with the products he sells ! A real character, good guy!