Vic Firth artist and Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mounier is known for playing fast. VERY fast! Believe it or not, his playing style was born out of frustration. Shortly after joining Cryptopsy, his bandmates started giving him a hard time about "playing faster". Eventually, he got so annoyed by their persistence that he "spazzed out" on the drums in frustration. The band loved it -- so he learned to harness it and develop it into a unique playing style!
In celebration of Vic Firth Company's 50th anniversary, we've spent an entire year celebrating Game-Changing Moments in drumming -- including yours! To everyone who shared a story with us this year, thank you! Drumming is a shared experience and we are all brothers and sisters! Your stories have inspired us to continue making the best sticks possible and to continue changing the game for drummers everywhere.
We received thousands of amazing stories this year. Although it was difficult to choose only one story, we're happy to announce that Joe Russomano is our grand prize winner in the Game-Changing Moments contest!Read Joe's Story