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chrisw08
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Heavy balanced nunchaku anyone? Reply with quote

Im looking for a heavy pair of nunchaku that have great control and power to train with that would be a great weapon also
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Harkon72
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Styles: Okinawan Karate, Aikido, Ninpo.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never used heavy nunchaku, the best design for me is light and fast in a good hard wood. I also always use the cord linked ones as chain linked ball bearing types have the balance of weight in the wrong place. There are plenty about and price doesn't always reflect quality. Good Luck
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SteyrAUG
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've owned a lot of nunchaku (as can be seen here)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Nunchaku/523048834442599?skip_nax_wizard=true

My all time favorite are my Dolan's (No. 158) 14" Octagon Rosewood Nylon Cord.

https://www.facebook.com/523048834442599/photos/a.523134734434009.1073741829.523048834442599/531471420267007/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-prn2%2Ft31%2F1292135_531471420267007_1057882413_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash3%2Ft1%2F945830_531471420267007_1057882413_n.jpg&size=2048%2C1536&fbid=531471420267007


Nice mid weight. Not as light as oak, hickory or maple but lighter than cocobolo and other heavyweights. Very strong (the pair in the picture have been with me since 1979) and durable and the grain of rosewood is just beautiful.

I do have a few cocobolo models and those are really nice for weight training.
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Harkon72
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the ones I use; http://www.ninecircles.co.uk/Cache/A4DC0475-9383-4D40-BCC4-F28FF10A0D79_550_90.jpg

I replaced the cord with a hemp rope and of course it is now shorter than the cord in the picture; these are the best I've ever had.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While studying in Japan, 1979, I discovered that one size of nunchaku does not fit all. I found a combination of heavy, medium and light weight, precision cut octagonal wooden sticks, with double drill and slotted cord design was the best. The length of the cord and the length of the stick(s) is critical. The cord, when attached to the sticks should allow both sticks to hang without bind or slack across the palm of the hand. The sticks are usually too long when you purchase the pair. They are fitted to the "warrior" by laying the stick on the inside of the forearm against the crook of the elbow. The bottom of the stick should be cut at the length from the crook to the center of the hand palm of the shortest arm (if there is a difference). These adjustments allow the sticks to smoothly glide from one move to the next without striking the body. The reason I like the various weights is; sometimes I like to warm up with the heavy or medium, then either keep working with the medium or when I'm feeling centered, I love to fly with the light ones. I hope this helps. The "Chucks" have been my passion since 14yo. I hope they honor your balance and maintain your chi as they have for me. Questions are OK.
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