I was approached in 2016 by Balbex UK distributer, Black Cat Drum Distribution, to try out these sticks. I was knocked out with them and signed up immediately! They cover all the bases – perfect weight, balance and taper profile and, given I tend to hit very hard, I’m absolutely amazed at the durability. Best ever! I’m very proud of my custom Balbex’s and recommend them to all. Check them out folks!