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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:31 pm    Post subject: Good Arnis Sticks Reply with quote

Every brand of escrima/arnis stick I've bought have all started to splinter out after some decent amount of contact drills.

Does anyone have suggestions for a set of sticks that won't start to splinter out and can hold up to lots of single and double stick drills?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cocobolo Escrima/Arnis sticks. Its density and hardness is very difficult to doubt it across the board. Cocobolo is a very heavy, tough and strong wood. Cocobolo is so dense that it will sink in water if you drop it in a swimming pool, not that you'll drop it in the pool, but if you do, it'll be resistant to water.

My first exposure to Cocobolo was when I bought a nunchaku made from Cocobolo; I wanted to break cinder blocks with them to demonstrate the power of the nunchaku and not the Cocobolo. After that, I made sure that my wooden weapons were made of Cocobolo.

You'll splinter before the Cocobolo does.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion, Bob. I'll be checking into them!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
Thanks for the suggestion, Bob. I'll be checking into them!

Cool!! They're on an average about $40 PER STICK!!



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh boy! Well, if they're quality, it'll be worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use cheap ones, but they have lasted years even with constant partner work.

But I have also use Kamagong Wood; which is a hardwood and apparently is one of the strongest.
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