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Michael Brown

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« on: January 22, 2006, 07:07:30 PM »
Rattan appears to be the material of choice for training sticks for the obvious reasons (fraying instead of chipping, priced right).

Has anyone had experience using Ironwood?

It would seem less likely to chip than some of the other hardwoods.

Any ideas or experience with it?

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 09:47:58 AM »
Woof Michael!

The following of course is my opinion alone of course.  I would prefer training with rattan over ironwood for the simple matter that I would much rather get hit by rattan than with ironwood.  As the particular training regimen I and those I have trained with includes actual contact, we tend to appreciate the "give" that a flexible wood like rattan has when receiving a strike in training.

Now it is likely that there are other fighters here with a tougher skin than I and a bit braver, their opinion may be more in favor of ironwood.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 11:37:59 AM »
How does one make sticks or where do you buy them if you buy them.  Do you get them in pairs.  thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 01:17:29 PM »
Hey, you can get them right here on this site, you can even buy models of the Elders sticks (Crafty, Salty, and Top Dog!).