I'm a big fan of these sticks, having tried Vater on the advice of others, these are now my go-to brand. The finish is fantastic, perfectly straight, and nicely weighted. What's more, the finish of the wood seems to work really well with my sweaty hands. unlike vic grip or zildjan dip sticks, my hands seem to sweat less using these, since the wood lets the hand breathe, and even when sweaty, the grip remains solid. An all round winner.
These are my favourite sticks because I have pretty big hands, and I use 2B since a long time ago. I also like very much the touch of the wood, and they have this solid feeling I don?t find in other brands.
However, on the other hand, I have noticed in the last year or so that the wood is less durable than it used to be... and they break too early (I play as hard as ever). Maybe I have had bad luck with some of the last pairs I bought. For the moment, I will continue buying them.