That's the question. Not in a lifetime (whew) but how many sizes do/have you used? Well, 2B in 3rd grade, pencil model cool jazz Jr. High. ALL kinds of "rock sticks " 5B etc. (70s) beating myself up with Southern rock. Now, in my golden years, I'm more comfortable with a 3S Ralph Hardiman, just like HS band. Right sticks, right gig and all, but what stick do you practice with?