Fewer cuts, Heavier bokken
It was interesting to read the other thread titled "too many cuts?" In relation to that has anyone tried using a heavier bokken?
Currently I have 2 bokken, 1 which is made of japanese white oak and is relatively heavy and the other is thinner and I call it my toothpick. I have also taken to using a metal bar which is in our dojo (for those engineers out there i think is it a R24 reinforcing bar. Mind you after about 20 cuts with the steel bar I'm pretty much spent, but if I then use my heavier bokken it's as light as a feather and I can move faster without really compromising my cut.
Does anyone else hae any theories about this??