Pro-mark stick tape actually works better. I chose to try this becaus I play with Vic Firth 5A sticks. I recommend the Vic Firth sticks and Pro-mark stick tape. The Vic Firth Stick tape just didn't last very long - two days to be precise. Spend a little bit extra and get better quality.
This is cool because the tape is almost like a foam, so it's got some cushion and shock absorption. I can also wear my band on my finger and not hear the clang against the stick. However, because it's soft, it's also pretty thick, and will drastically change the diameter of the stick. Be weary if you're already using a thick stick like I am. (X55B) not sure how these would be reusable, because I feel like the finishing sticker tape would lose its adhesive. Most noteworthy, I didn't get the tape that was pictured. Mine was solid black and had the Vic Firth logo finishing tape at the top. I would rather have gotten the full Vic Firth logo wrap, for my own "I want what I ordered" reasons.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend