I have th TB sticks but the are the ones with the felt on the other end and it was one of those need it right now type deals but I have played with white sticks that were made by other drum companys before and I never had any trouble with them leaving marks but even the felt end on these leave marks on my cymbals.
I normaly use the pro mark 747 and I have for years and they are very simular to the TB sticks as I found out and they are really durbale and can take a beating.
I dont want to down vic or valter but nothing but bad exsperince with them and the same with zildjian
as well but the last time I bought zildjian
was about 13 years ago and I thought maby they had changed a lot since then but I guess not.
But not to sound like Im taking sides but if you play as hard as it sounds like I would say go with pro mark or even the ahead
sticks and I think they can take the punishment that you are dishing out to those drums and cymbals