ORIGINAL 5A and 5B GERMAN MATCHED GRIP HINGESTIX®

HINGESTIX® Practice Drumsticks, a learning tool that helps drummers understand proper grip, finger technique, and rebound so drummers can play more easily with increased speed and less fatigue.

The patented contoured swivel pads rotate to allow drummers the feel of an unencumbered, free-floating stroke.

HINGESTIX Practice Drumsticks simulate a loose grip so drummers can transfer that feeling when using their regular drumsticks.

HINGESTIX Practice Drumsticks are great for learning:

  1. Single strokes using the rebound. Like bouncing a basketball, the HINGESTIX simulate a loose grip where bouncing becomes easier
  2. Learning the double bounce for your “open” roll. Just throw the stick down once and let the stick bounce free for that 2nd stroke
  3. Learning the all-important “buzz” stroke for your long or “closed” roll
  4. Learning finger technique for more control and speed
  5. Learning proper grip by holding the red swivel pads between the thumb and index finger (or 3rd finger), and gently feeling the back fingers underneath the stick

Each pair of HINGESTIX Practice Drumsticks are balanced and pitch matched. MADE IN THE U.S.A.

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THUMBS UP (FRENCH GRIP) HINGESTIX®

Introducing the HingeStix Thumbs Up (French Grip) model for drummers and timpani players, with its patented swivel mechanism at the fulcrum.

Thumbs Up HingeStix allow:

  • Speed
  • Comfort
  • Easier Finger Rolls
  • Easier Wrist Action and Bounce
  • Smoothness
  • Finger technique
  • Wrist Technique
  • Free Floating Movement
  • Jazz Ride Cymbal Pattern Thumbs Up

Feel the stick literally bouncing back at you, building muscle memory so you transfer that feeling to your regular drumsticks or timpani mallets.

Each pair of HINGESTIX Practice Drumsticks are balanced and pitched matched. MADE IN THE U.S.A.

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FAQ From Fellow Drummers

How do I achieve a loose grip while holding my drumsticks?

The patented swivel pads automatically position your thumb and index finger at the fulcrum for a correct grip.

How do I keep my back fingers on the drumstick while I’m playing?

HINGESTIX necessitates the use of the back fingers to control the stick, because of their free-floating action.

How do I know that I’m holding the drumstick correctly?

HINGESTIX specially contoured swivel pads pivot at the fulcrum and forces the correct grip and builds muscle memory for proper grip on your regular drumsticks.

How do I achieve a loose grip while holding my drumsticks?

The patented swivel pads automatically position your thumb and index finger for a correct grip.

How do I feel the rebound of the drumsticks when I'm playing my drums?

A free rebound can only be achieved when you’re holding the drumstick loosely. HINGESTIX lets you feel a free unencumbered rebound because the hinged swivel pads rotate freely. When you hold the stick, you’re actually simulating a loose grip so that when you go back to your regular drumsticks you’ll realize how a free rebound should feel.

How do I know that I’m holding the drumstick correctly?

HINGESTIX specially contoured swivel pads forces the correct grip and reinforces muscle memory for proper grip on your regular drumsticks.

Ed Soph, Leading Jazz Drummer and Educator

Ed Soph Leading Jazz Drummer and Educator

I've been practicing with the HingeStix Sam. What an absolutely brilliant innovation. Thanks for sending them. They really establish a natural grip in a non-intimidating manner. They affirm that musical control comes from degrees of looseness, not tightness. You need to get these in the hands of Music Ed non-percussionist grad students who teach percussion methods classes!

TESTIMONIALS

Every drum teacher should start out their students with these sticks. It’s a great teaching aid. - Hal Blaine (Legendary LA studio drummer)

Peter Ronick (Drummer and Instructor)

"The HingeStix has worked wonders for me. Practicing with the HingeStix has eliminated carpel tunnel and relaxed my grip beyond words. Thanks Sam!"

Peter Ronick

Joe Aiello (Drum Instructor)

"I have a student that was struggling with their open rolls and buzz rolls. The thumb was sliding down off the stick and they were losing control of the bounce stroke. I pulled out the Hingestix and we began work on the open bounce and buzz stroke. Within a few minutes of working with the Hingestix the rolls improved dramatically. The thumb stayed on the stick and the roll sounded much better. I was amazed how quickly the rolls improved. Thank you Sam for this wonderful practice stick where a student can improve the sound of the roll effortlessly.”

Joe Aiello