Rattan Sticks

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  1. kempodisciple

    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    I'm looking for a new pair of rattan sticks. I can't remember where I bought my last ones, and I've seen wildly different levels of quality with them. Do any of you have a site you use to buy them, that you'd recommend? Thanks to anyone who replies!
     
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    They're some great sellers on eBay that have high quality sticks. Just be sure to research the seller and make sure they're legit.
     
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    For average quality rattan at a very good price, I go to Frank's Cane and Rush Supply

    They market them as "rattan poles" and sell them in 24" and 28" lengths. I prefer the 1-1/8" diameter ...be sure to get them "with skin" -- much tougher.
     
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    Danny T Senior Master

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    Been dealing with Frank's Cane and Rush since the 90's.
     
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  5. kempodisciple

    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    Thanks guys. WIll order from frank's in the morning, if I don't like them I'll check out ebay and see if I can find any good ones.
     
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    Nice. I never thought to ask where to get good ones cheap. I bought my first pairs from Bloodsport, and just don’t do enough shock-on-stick that I ever looked for something cheaper. I was thinking of adding some basic stick work to my curriculum to extend the “club” training the NGAA included, and was trying to decide if I wanted all students to buy sticks. At Frank’s prices, I’ll just stock them.
     
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    Used to deal with a guy directly in the PI who had the best sticks around. He has since moved, and cannot get access to the same quality anymore, so I have had to move to another vendor. This guy's sticks are top notch:

    Welcome to the East West Martial Arts Web Store.
     
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    Sounds like Simon? He had a little mail order business from the PI called EskrimaKaliArnis, or AnisKaliEskrima, or something and he had absolutely the best quality rattan available. Too bad he's not in the business anymore! :(
     
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    That was him. I still have several pairs of his sticks. Unfortunately for me, in PTK we use different length sticks, not to mention thickness, so they really won't work for me and I have had to seek out other sources.
     
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    Kevin Seaman...didn't realize he was still doing sticks.
     
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    I got my last set of sticks from Brian and was very satisfied.
     
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