HingeStix Drumstick

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

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What Are 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 remember what they can feel 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 pitched matched.
MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Great Hands Start With A Relaxed Grip And Proper Technique

HINGESTIX Practice Drumsticks gives drummers the control necessary for fast, smooth playing.

Perfect for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced drummers.

Letting Gravity Do The Work


I’m finding after I have been seriously practicing drums for over 50 years...that these sticks are the most effective breakthrough I've had to date. Don't think these HingeStix are just for beginners!!  The basics that HingeStix reinforce are at the core of why we don't progress. And it's fun to watch your own progress. The fun of using these sticks is amazing. Now I want to practice more and more.

Keith Karnaky - drummer, and owner of The Drum Shop, Houston Texas


Frequently Asked Questions From Fellow Drummers

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

The patented swivel pads automatically positions 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 positions 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.

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MEET OUR ENDORSERS

HingeStix are endorsed by performers, studio musicians, and educators from around the globe.


TESTIMONIALS

"Every drum teacher should start out their students with these sticks. It’s a great teaching aid."

Hal Blaine
Legendary LA Studio Drummer

"I wish I had HINGESTIX when I was a kid."

Joe Morello
Legendary Drummer of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Author of "Master Studies"

"Sam's HINGESTIX are a great tool for helping young drummers learn how to properly hold the stick and teach proper rebound technique."

Jason Bittner
Shadows Fall





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