Was wondering what matches you all use. Sometimes I agonize over what kind to buy. Are there any studies on hardwood matches vs softwood? The Chinese imports don't seem to light up as well, and to look at their history with fireworks you would think they had a good stick match. The real long matches are neat but it takes so long to burn them down, seems like a waste. Do any of you make your own matches? How many can get out of a cord? I just started reading a book of matches, maybe that will show some light.