No trick at all. It just gives you the sound or effect you are seeking. Now, let's see if the maple vs. hickory vs ash wars starts. And all those tip shapes. Nylon vs. wood tip. The bearing edges on the cymbals. I would love to get Buddy Rich's take on things that foncuse and wad the panties of members, educators, players, etc. Isn't the goal to produce the best sounding music you can when playing, practicing, recording? The mind boggles. Its what humans do. Run with it or don't.
I was being a little sarcastic ..with a little too dry sense of humor.Maybe I'm missing something. The guy obviously has skills and they're jamming. But how is he supposed to reach for that stick if it's pointing outside of the kit to the right. I was thinking it has something to do with giving the hats more slosh?