- Oct 29, 2001
- Reaction score
- Kennewick, WA
At Dog Brothers I fight with a 10 ounce 30 or 31 inch rattan stick. I have TKO'd guys through fencing masks with them, have broken hands, and have first hand evidence that if you whack someone on the side of the knee they don't want to stay standing. If I am using it for self-defense I would want a heavier stick too, more importantly I don't want rattan, we use rattan to not break more things on each other. Rattan absorbs force, don't use it for a self defense weapon, a rattan stick is a training tool.Yes, I notice I need shorter trajectory for rattan cane. The heavy cane definitely still hit harder, but it take more winding up and longer to slow down after the hit. The rattan just has a faster recovery time and attack time. Question is where is the balance.
I did everything to lighten the heavy stick. Now they weight in at 18oz. It helps a little. My issue is Rattan is way too light. The place that sells thick rattan canes are out of stock. Apparently not too many people want heavy rattan cane or sticks. I want rattan canes that is at least 13oz after cutting down to 30". That means the rattan has to be at least 1 1/8 inch diameter or bigger AND with skin. That's huge for rattan.
Those rattan canes that are available on ebay are like 7/8" thick 8 to 9 oz. That's just not good enough.