The Cold Steel Escrima Stick is perfect for hitting tires, heavy bags and training power repetitions. Made of black polypropylene it is tough, and won't break, fray, splinter or split even with heavy use. Like other plastic sticks, the impact and feel when training with partners and hitting other objects is different than rattan, but these have a texture and shape that makes them a little easier to grip and therefore less likely to fly out of your hand when sweaty. Simply cut the stick to your preferred length and sand the edges for safety.
|Length:||33 3/8 inches (84.8 cm) - cut to your preference|
|Diameter:||1 inch (2.5 cm)|
|Weight:||approx. 1lb (.45 kg)|
I like them a lot!
Posted by Steve on 12th Apr 2016
Exactly what I hoped for. Quite a bit heavier than any rattan stick so you won't do sinawalli as fast with it but when you switch back to a rattan you will be much faster than before. I cut mine down to 30". Even though the weight is probably more than kamagong it doesn't vibrate in your hands like kamagong.
Easy on the wrist.
Posted by Jeff on 29th Jun 2015
After trying these out, there are three qualities that separate it from other sticks. First, even high impact with these sticks are easier on the wrist, when compared to most rattan sticks I have used. These cause no discomfort because of vibrations. Secondly, these are heavy! For strength conditioning it is great, if that's what you are looking for. However they are much slower than rattan, because of the weight and are not "receptive" as lighter sticks. Lastly, the material itself is durable. I am sure it will withstand water, dirt, misuse and improper care, not that I recommend mishandling and abusing your gear. I recommend these sticks, but not as primary sticks. I recommend these to change up your routine.
Posted by Scott on 18th Jun 2015
Heavy, but felt good enough to practice for long periods of time.
great for strength training
Posted by Dennis on 31st May 2010
A good strong "poly" stick! Close to the weight of a kamagong, great for strength training, I use this in place of the kamagong so I wouldn't scratch the beautiful wood when hit.