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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    One of my training partners broke his; they sometimes have air pockets in them and aren't as indestructible as they claim. If you poke around FMA forums it seems to have happened to several folks.
    Meh. Nothing's perfect, but the month before I bought my students each a pair, we went through about 15 sticks.

    Haven't had to buy any new ones lately.

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    As far as synthetic sticks go, I've seen others i like better than cold steel. But i do think cold steel sticks can be found cheaper than other synthetic sticks. A guy i train has a pair i really like, I'll have to ask him who makes them. I just ordered some bahi sticks, I'll have to report back about how they work out. I've tried kamagong, I'm sure most of you know they may be good for combat but I've broken one on half resulting in a rather sharp point.

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    I've been using my bahi stick almost exclusively (for twirling and bagging anyway) for probably the last 6 months, it hasn't shown any signs of failing me yet, although it does feel a bit drier than when I first got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspeedy View Post
    As far as synthetic sticks go, I've seen others i like better than cold steel. But i do think cold steel sticks can be found cheaper than other synthetic sticks.
    There's always the grandaddy of synthetic sticks - Jeff "Stickman" Finder: http://www.stickman-escrima.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili Pepper View Post
    There's always the grandaddy of synthetic sticks - Jeff "Stickman" Finder: http://www.stickman-escrima.com/
    Pretty sure the synthetic stick my friend has is one of the "Panthers" from the link. I really like the feel of the Panther compared to the cold steel synthetic stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by jspeedy View Post
    As far as synthetic sticks go, I've seen others i like better than cold steel. But i do think cold steel sticks can be found cheaper than other synthetic sticks. A guy i train has a pair i really like, I'll have to ask him who makes them. I just ordered some bahi sticks, I'll have to report back about how they work out. I've tried kamagong, I'm sure most of you know they may be good for combat but I've broken one on half resulting in a rather sharp point.
    Tak-knives makes some frigging amazing resin sticks and their training blades are like hot liquid knife sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili Pepper View Post
    There's always the grandaddy of synthetic sticks - Jeff "Stickman" Finder: http://www.stickman-escrima.com/
    I am so ordering one of those shakuhachi sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander View Post
    I am so ordering one of those shakuhachi sticks.
    Made from hi impact plastic. That's pretty cool. I have a shank that was made buy a prison guard, out of the same stuff. It is pretty cool. He made a bunch of them that can get through metal detectors. Don't ask why.

    There is a lot of cool stuff on that stickman site.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

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    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel_tke View Post
    Made from hi impact plastic. That's pretty cool. I have a shank that was made buy a prison guard, out of the same stuff. It is pretty cool. He made a bunch of them that can get through metal detectors. Don't ask why.

    There is a lot of cool stuff on that stickman site.
    Seriously, a shakuhachi stick...

    Combine that & Zen, I can totally create Fuke Sect Kali...I just need a basket for my head.

    SWEET!

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    I broke my hickory stick on Monday. It was supposed to be rated to 300lbs of pressure. So much for that. So I ordered one of those Cold Steel stick and got it in today. That thing is awesome! I love it. I went out and beat the hell out of my tire with it to see what it would do. Then I moved on to a tree and not a mark on it. I think I'm going to be happy with it for a while.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

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    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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