This post is a follow- up from a post I created called “The Different Stick Models“. In that post on Jan 31, 2008, I created a video that explained the different models according to length and flexibility. A gentlemen by the name of Van wrote a comment saying “Could you make a video helping folks to choose “which” model to buy? This is a great video which shows all the different models, but I’m still confused by ‘which’ model I should buy. For example, provide comparisons on the sprinter model versus the marathon model, compare the body to the stiff stick, etc, to help people choose the right stick for them.”
I will create a video, but let’s first get the basics down first. We need to keep in mind that body types, height, weight and muscle density vary from person to person. That is why there are so many different models.
When I speak of muscle density, I am referring to how heavily an individual is muscled. For example, do they have the body of The Incredible Hulk or they built like a long and lean Marathon Runner?
Categorized by muscle density: (Note: Sticks are listed from shortest to longest)
- Heavy, dense muscle = Sprinter Stick, Stiff Stick, Big Stick
- Medium, average muscle = Travel Stick, Original Body Stick, Power Stick
- Light, lean muscle = Marathon Stick, Flex Stick
Let’s now explore the rigidity of The Stick. Basically, every Stick has the same components; handles, spindles and a core. The core is what makes The Stick stiff or flexible. The term “standard” refers to a Stick that has a medium flex to it. A stiffer Stick will give a deeper massage with little effort. Think of a wooden spoon compared to a plastic spatula. The wooden spoon offers very little flexibility, where as the spatula can contour to the substance (muscle) a little easier.
Categorized by rigidity: (Note: Sticks are listed from shortest to longest)
- Stiff Models- Sprinter Stick, Stiff Stick, Big Stick
- Standard Models – Travel Stick, Original Body Stick, Power Stick
- Flexible Models- Marathon Stick, Flex Stick
Note: Any Stick can be made more stiff my sliding one of your hands onto the spindles (choking up)!
Now we will categorize by the length of The Stick. The longer models are made for taller individuals. A longer model also allows for greater ease of movement for working on back muscles. The longest models are meant for people over 6’2″.
Categorized by length: (Note: Sticks are listed from flexible to stiff)
- Long Models – Flex Stick, Power Stick, Big Stick
- Medium Models – Original Body Stick, Stiff Stick
- Short Models – Marathon Stick, Travel Stick, Sprinter Stick
Here is a comparison chart:
|Short Models||Rigidity||Common Usage||Addition Info.|
|Marathon Stick||Flexible||Lean muscles||Adults,Children,Seniors|
|Travel Stick||Standard||Average muscles||Great for travelling|
|Sprinter Stick||Stiff||Heavy muscles||Short and stiff|
|Medium Models||Rigidity||Common Usage||Addition Info.|
|Original Body Stick||Standard||Average muscles, full body||Very versatile|
|Stiff Stick||Stiff||Heavy muscles, full body||Stiff and powerful|
|Long Models||Rigidity||Common Usage||Addition Info.|
|Flex Stick||Flexible||Lean muscles, full body||Tall people|
|Power Stick||Standard||Average muscles, full body||Tall people|
|Big Stick||Stiff||Heavy muscles, full body||Tall people|
I hope this helps!! To say the least, it is The Original Body Stick that can easily meet the needs of the average person.
Please feel free to contact me @ www.thestick.ca or leave a comment below.