This stick had some problems i noticed right away. Slippery finish, somewhat unevenly matched, some small branch-like anomalies on the stick that bruised my hand a bit, but the last one was only on one of the sticks. I made the sticks sound horrible, but they're far from it, i would call them superb if it wasn't for the finish! First and foremost, they have a great weight to them, they are both thin and a bit heavier/longer at the same time, i can play both jazz and metal with these easily. They don't break as easy as Vic's 5b sticks, but they get dents pretty fast, doesn't affect the sound though.
I would easily recommend these sticks to anyone who wants a versatile pair that have great dynamics!