These sticks were recommended to me by a friend. I have tried lots and these sticks are my favourite. They are longer and lighter than most traditional hot rods and easy to hold. They are just a bit fragile comparing with Vic Firth's model (for example) but on the other hand their lightness enables a great sound without overpowering (if we play with full strokes they allow us to get a reduced volume) and a native tone from the drumset and cymbals. They are perfect to play in an "unplugged" jam or in small places. I do recommend this product.
Nice sound but pretty disposable regarding quality
I don't know how much problem is with my technique - these sound good with less volume than regular sticks but I eat through them when I play. One pair lasts maybe 20-30 band practice sessions which isn't a lot.