Well I took deliver of a pair of these: http://www.coldsteel.com/91e.html last week and due to being off training with a lUmbar strain didnt get a chance ot try them out till yesterday. I'd like to say that, for an artificial stick, these are awesome! As some of you may know I like a good heavy stick (IKAEF Modern Arnis seems to work so much better with a nice, dense head crusher), and the Cold Steel Stick doesnt disappoint on that score/ Perhaps a little heavy for me at the moment I have no doubt that I will grow into it soon. The stick is nicely made of Polypropylene with clearly marked "nodes", including a shorter end section that serves as an excellent guide for the ideal Punio length. Should decide to smash someone in the ehad with said Punio then the embossed Cold steel logo on the end will leave a nice stamp! They are a little more flexible than some rattan sticks, but don't vbrate that much on contact, and the fact that you can easily cut them to your own ideal length makes them versatile and customiseable. It's also comforting to know that they will still be able to take a pounding 10 years form now (I tend to go through a new set of rattan sticks in anywhere between 35 minutes and 6 weeks) They only really have 2 minor faults IMHO: 1) They will terminate the rattan sticks of your training partner if used for siniwali or cabca drilling. 2) You dont get that wonderful burning Rattan smell after a good couple of rounds. All in all I think I have found my ideal Kali stick. I just have to talk my fellow students into getting sets of them so that I dont feel guilty about mashing their sticks. Anyone else used them yet? What did you think?