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#137620 - 04/06/05 04:18 PM Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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in regards to kali sticks, which of the above is preferable? I know that Rattan is a good general purpose material, and that hardwood is far too extreme for regular training (especialy for a newbie), but are there any pro's or cons regarding bamboo and tiger cane in comparison to normal rattan?
Many thanks for your input.

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#137621 - 04/06/05 05:16 PM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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I'm not familiar with tiger cane and bamboo would be far too weak for stick work IMHO.

Go with the rattan, its fine for most uses.

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#137622 - 04/07/05 03:01 AM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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Thanks Reiki,

That was my initial instinct, doesn't hurt that it is the least expensive option either [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

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#137623 - 04/09/05 01:03 AM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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I would stick with rattan escrima. Bamboo escrima tend to be too hard an brittle. As far as "tiger cane", my understanding was it's the same things as a burnt rattan escrima. Rattan escrima are very durable, i've had the same set for a LONG time.

Here is a site i found selling "tiger cane" escrima, they list it as being rattan as well. http://www.martial-art-shop.com/

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#137624 - 04/09/05 01:41 AM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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reiki,

while were on the topic of sticks, im trying to find a set of kamagong sticks - ever played with them or know of a supplier in australia/NZ?

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#137625 - 04/10/05 08:02 PM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Meanstreak:
reiki,

while were on the topic of sticks, im trying to find a set of kamagong sticks - ever played with them or know of a supplier in australia/NZ?
[/QUOTE]

mike-a might know, he's more into FMA than I am, and I think he got some in a place in Sydney last year.

You could try http://bloodsport.com I have heard they are quite reliable.

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#137626 - 04/12/05 02:39 AM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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Hello all I just wanted to add something about bamboo

I have made some pretty strong stick-weapons by boring out the joints of the bambo(so it is completly hollow) then injecting fix-a-flat which is an expanding foam used for...well fixing flat tires

when injected it expands and hardens making a suprisingly hard and strong weapon

well those are my two cents (though some say I am senseless )

regards UB

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#137627 - 04/12/05 08:46 PM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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Meanstreak:

Here's some info from mike-a re kamagong & FMA stuff...

Gordon Carnie in Invercargill is the guy to get them from. He's the local Doce Pares and WEKAF co-ordinator and brings in sticks, armour and weapons from the PI.

You can get him by email at elgordo@xtra.co.nz />
hope this helps [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

And no I havent played with kamagong sticks, only rattan and lancewood - and that's pretty hard stuff especially when it hits you on the knuckles!!! It took nearly 3 months for the bruising [and probably the cracked bones] to go repair so I could use my hand properly.

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#137628 - 04/12/05 10:58 PM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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Reiki,

thanks for the tip, ill give him a shot

lancewood? - never heard of it, local hardwood is it?

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#137629 - 04/13/05 04:10 AM Re: Tiger cane, ratan, or bamboo?
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in response to my initial query, my rattan sticks have just arrived, very nice, am going to run through a few things against some imaginary trolls later [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]
For those in the UK I got them from www.blitzsport.com they arrived 35 hours after ordering (by phone) and were pleasant to deal with as a company.

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