These are cool because I can drum anywhere and it doesn't hurt anything.
I like that he feels comfortable enough to tap around on the tables, countertops, and all other furniture. I like it because it means I have made him feel like his interests are not a bother to me. #1 has had a few band practices here at the house as they have been preparing for studio time. This entails him using cushions from the big leather chair down in the family room to muffle the sound leaving his bedroom window. But Geo and I just talk really loudly over the banging and the amps and think it is awesome that our boys like music and want to use their talents.
Plus, I do my own drum banging around here. And often my sticks don't have rubber tips.