... the ones that you put on the ends of your fingers - not a tool used to dig holes in a frozen tundra
I have a single nail (a finger) that seems to split, chip, tear when exposed to a light summer breeze. So right now I am using an Alaska Pik on my 'a' finger (nails otherwise). I'm curious to hear if there are other classical guitarists out there using these things. My experience (after a few days) is listed below. Note that I am an intermediate level player (at best) who returned to CG the summer of 2016 after decades away from the instrument.
1) You lose a bit of feel, although it does't seem like a huge deal to me. It takes a couple days, however.
2) I really can't assess sound/tone very well here. I have literally not had a functional 'a' finger nail at the right length for more than a couple days EVER (since the 1980s' anyway which was the last time I played CG seriously or otherwise). But my impression is that the Alaska Pik is a tad louder than regular nails. But maybe that is due to my technique - hard to know. Tone is just a bit brighter. My guess is that with proper filing of the Pik that can be balanced out.
3) For me the right size WRT the nail part is really tight and "pinchey" when on my a finger. My fingers are a normal size (I think) and per the website medium is the right size for my a finger. But it is just slightly uncomfortable (slightly).
Are there other users there with experience to share? Thanks.