There are so many reasons why people use 16lbs. vs. 15lbs, it is very hard to quantify! I use both, and I have my own perceptions for using them. If I am playing a flooded pattern and can't carry on the line I'm using, i will switch to 16lbs. However. most often it is my 15lbers that carry the best on heavy patterns.
If I am playing a direct line, I will go with 16lbs. My perception is that where I lay it down....that's the line it will stay on. Also, I am slower and more deliberate with 16lbs.
Most of my equipment however, is 15bs. I feel I can get better "mixer" strikes with the 15lb equipment. Just my 2cts.
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