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05-23-2017, 01:14 PM
This looks great for a jo, though at my height I'd prefer it to be 48 or maybe even 50 inches.
05-23-2017, 03:45 PM
Just use hickory or kashi. This thing will destroy all of the wooden weapons in your dojo.
05-23-2017, 05:33 PM
I've used Cold Steel's polymer Escrima sticks. They are well-made, but when I did sinawali drills (sticks hitting sticks) with a partner using rattan I noticed quite a bit of vibration in the Cold Steel stick. It dissipates impact quite differently than wood.
05-23-2017, 09:14 PM
The picture looked octagonal? Or it round?
05-24-2017, 06:44 AM
I have the bokken and wakazashi and refuse to use them in the dojo. They don't feel the same on contact. I pretty much just use them for suburi at home now.
I'd say the green guns and the knives would be OK, but I'd stay away from the larger trainers.
05-25-2017, 09:29 AM
It's definitely octagonal... I have actually seen this shape quite a bit for wooden staffs in the dojo.
I have a purpleheart jo that I love, not gonna trade that in for polymer any time soon, but I still find it interesting, as I tend to like Cold Steel products.
Perhaps this would serve as a good "backup" for practicing solo forms.... and for hiking....?
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