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RedLynx
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I am wondering, any of you guys who own wooden chucks ever think, "Man, what if I hit them too hard against something and break them?" Well I do A LOT. So much so that I'm afraid to even practice with for fear of breaking or damaging them. I really need to conquer this fear. Can you guys give me some helpful insight? Or maybe a few techniques to use so that the chucks can withstand or "absorb" the blow? I just need to be able to say, "Hey, my chucks are strong enough to strike this an' take it..."



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Phantasmatic
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Joined: 21 Dec 2001
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, i would just not hit them against anything stronger than the wood that the nunchaku are made out of. BTW even if you do break the nunchaku you can always get a second pair because regular old nunchaku run at about 7 American dollars.

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Withers M.A.A.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if you're smashing things with them they will eventually break. That is the bottom line. If that is what you are doing then buy multiple pairs. Use one pair for practice only where you don't hit anything and the others to stike things. If you're stiking solid objects be prepared to block the chuck from hitting yourself when it bounces back.

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Blade13
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you hitting with them?
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Bitseach
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2002 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My problem is slightly different in that I keep hitting the back of my head when I am trying to dampen the chucks with an under-armpit swing! DUH! Mercifully I am using foams so I haven't concussed myself too badly yet!!
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