These drum sticks are just outstounding and I’m so glad that they have secured UK distribution. Over my 20 years of playing (eek) I have tried every major drumstick company out there but had never quite found the ‘right pair’, until now. Balbex sticks just felt right in my hands straight away, they were weighted perfectly and the dual grip finish meant that not only did they stay put in my hands, but the durability of them was crazy. 8 gigs and 40+ hours of teaching and I was still on that first pair, crazy. For those of you who haven’t tried Balbex sticks yet, you really should as you won’t regret it, trust me.