I have used the Addi needles for years, but after using the rockets, I will have ahard time going back to my original Addis. the older ones seem dull and slower to insert. The longer points on the rockets speed up knitting and get under those tiny lace threads.
My lys no longer carries Addi lace needles and informed me that the needles did not come larger than a size 9. I needed an 11. I ordered the 11's by internet on a Saturday afternoon and received them them on Monday. Now that's service. And I really prefer the sharper tips of the lace needles for my knitting. The needles get under the yarn, do not split the yarn, are easy to work with on complicated maneuvers and are fast. .