Do you use heavier sticks for practice?

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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:29 am

Do you use heavier sticks for practice? I use Vic Firth Dom Famularos as practice sticks and they're a bit bigger and heavier than average sticks. While playing rehearsals and gigs I use smaller and lighter sticks and I think I'm a bit faster with them. Do you think it is a good idea?
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:40 am

i use ralph hardimons while i warm up and then switch to chad smith funkblasters after i get warmed up
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:58 am

Since I can't seem to locate those Bobby Rock stick weights ( :lol: ), I use a pair of 3S to warmup with.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:14 am

For practice I use my regular sticks or Vic Firth SD1s- round tip, light long. Huge rebound- teaches you control over the sticks.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:15 pm

I like to warm up with the sticks that I play on. Bigger sticks won't make you faster, practicing the right things and doing reps will. I think you should use the sticks that you are used to when you play.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:45 pm

to me its not about building speed but more about building stamina
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:20 pm

i use vaters, so they are what most you would consider "heavy". i like the heavier sticks better, i feel like they flow more, and its not so much me pushing them, but just keeping them going. so no i use the same for practice and play. like Rob said, lots and lots of reps does it
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:24 pm

I use 2B's period.
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Post Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:20 pm

I do... I use 5b's for practice and 7a's for gig's...

it makes a HUGE diifference (not only in my stamina...BUT in my accuracy)...

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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:57 am

I use zildjian rocks to practice and 5b dips when I play. I find the rocks are heavy and long and give my hands a good work out. I agree that speed comes from a proper practice but I think good muscle tone helps a lot with your stamina.
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:22 am

I certainly use a much heavier stick to practice with.I use the Vick Firth Drum and B. Core stick its a thicker stick with most of the density toword the front at least it seems to be ,But basicaly like any other strengthening you do with your body it usually will require training with a slightly more heavy weight or in this case stick.
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:26 am

i agree that its a case of the same stick for warming up and playing, i use the zildjian travis barker signiture model.
I wish ahead would produce an extreme 5A, like vic firth, that would be ideal
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:37 am

Denis Delucia sign. model made by vic firth practice butt end always!!!
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:34 am

Rob the Drummer wrote:I like to warm up with the sticks that I play on. Bigger sticks won't make you faster, practicing the right things and doing reps will. I think you should use the sticks that you are used to when you play.

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Post Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:06 pm

Nope. I play with what I play with.


Matter of fact, I don't so much as strike a single surface before I play. Just a little stretching of the wrists, some upward-snaps, and a little "drumstick tai' chi" does me fine.

I'm far too lazy to warm up. :)