These sticks felt perfect from the moment I took them out of their handy, reusable bag! I play mostly snare drum in my apartment, and I was looking for a pair of eco-friendly sticks that would be light enough for quiet playing, but also solid and fast for practicing rudiments, rolls, and sight reading. Magic Room Brand definitely pulls this off! I especially like how buzz rolls sound with these sticks. I teach bucket drumming at a local elementary school, and I look forward to trying these sticks out on a bucket.