I Think these sticks are good for practice but not as good for playing in gigs or for public. I bought them because they were cheap (1.85 pair). I find that Millenium 5A Maple Wooden Drumsticks are a little bit too thick for my hand. I like sticks that are more light and faster to play. But purely for training purposes they work pretty well and if I break one stick while playing its not as bad. I managed to play like 1-2 months and then I found out that all my sticks were broken. I play heavy metal. Only pair of Millenium I still have left is the one pair that I use my electrical drumset.
Maybe I hit too hard!