Empyrean Drums wrote:iatemygoat wrote:Empyrean Drums wrote:iatemygoat wrote:Howepirate wrote:Vic Firth 2b's
Heavier the stick the faster your playing.
you'd think a heavier stick would slow you down dont you think? think of a baseball player with weights on his bat before he hits. the reason? so his swing is faster and the bat feels lighter when hes up to bat. i'd think the same would go for sticks. if you warmed up with 2B's then played with 5A's i would expect to be flying!
just my 2 cents.
You can get good momentum with a heavy stick, but the trade if is that you'll fatigue faster
which is why i use the lighter stick. the bands i play in involve alot of blast beats for extended periods of time.
The 707s are about a 5A's thickness, but they're slightly longer and with a ball tip
I'm 110 times faster on 2b's than i am 707's or 5a's or 7a's or whatever that smaller. Idk i guess ive just gotten used to using the full force method of driving the stick toward the head and letting it take up the rebound on the upstroke so i dont have to do anything.
Cuz a lighter stick has less rebound because it has less momentum and makes less pressure on the head causing it to not throw back as it would from a heavier stick.
Not to mention i also play funk/groove/r&b and whatnot and i like to have a stick i can really beat with in different musical scenarios.