Ahead sticks are a new innovation in drumming, rather than making sticks from the usual wood materials Ahead craft their sticks using aluminium and polyurethane. This means that they can last up to ten times longer than a typical wood stick. Used by great artist such as Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Travis Smith (Trivium) and Lars Ulrich (Metallica) these sticks are favoured by metal heads and purist rockers alike. Also, due to the specialist materials used they reduce hand fatigue greatly. Their special aluminium core still allows for fantastic durability but also provides enhanced balance and control. In terms of price they are more expensive initially, but rather than buying more pairs, you actually just purchase sleeves (outer covers) for them instead which are much cheaper than continuously purchasing wooden sticks. So they do save money in the long run. A fantastic option for any drummer!
Specially engineered and manufactured in Germany, Carbosticks define the great time and effort put into German craftsmanship. Constructed from Carbostick’s patented formula, they allow for fantastic balance, density, durability and comfort. Designed to extra be tough, carbosticks can take heavy amounts of punishment that normal wooden sticks cannot. Also they are specially manufactured to wick away perspiration, resist abrasion and be unaffected by changes in temperature and humidity. Available in all sizes, carbosticks have any modern drummer covered!
To conclude: Buying sticks that are not made from tradiational materials is a great idea if you are a heavy hitter. They tend to last longer and in the case of Ahead drumsticks are 'repairable.' There are also some advantages with none-wood sticks as they are all constructed from none-natural materials. This can mean better consistancy from pair to pair. Don't be stuck in your ways: Give them a go!!