- Sep 3, 2017
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- Toronto, Ontario
Same here. I used to break many more sticks back in high school (along with drum heads and cymbals). Interestingly, I used to use thicker sticks, heads and cymbals compared to what I use now (I use Bopworks Birdland model, a thinner and smaller stick than anything I've found in a store or used in the past). I've developed my technique and use of rebound since high school, and I can't remember a time in since then that I've broken a stick, cymbal or head.I really think that's the biggest factor (technique). If you allow the stick to rebound properly rather than burying it into the head... unless you're just an incredibly heavy hitter... sticks shouldn't be breaking. I can't remember the last time I broke a stick. It was probably high school or maybe college marching band. And I'm 60 now, so that was a REALLY long time ago! lol
While there could be other factors at play, the biggest is likely technique and drum set ergonomics. While I'm not here to call out the OP's technique, it's well worth considering whether it is a factor for the longevity of your gear, your wallet and your physical health and ability to continue to play for years to come.