Master the proper drumstick grip and learn how to hold your drumsticks to maximize your technique.

HINGESTIX swivel pads let the drumstick float, simulating a loose, correct grip. Using HINGESTIX will improve your rebound by reinforcing the position of the fulcrum. HINGESTIX also improves and reinforces the use of the Moeller Technique. Excellent for matched grip drummers, which makes the transition to other percussion instruments easy. Take years off your drum lessons, improve your hand technique, and make drumming with your regular drumsticks easier, with HINGESTIX.

Hingestix HingeStix Practice Drum Sticks


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.

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 and improves:

Bounce and Rebound

Finger Technique

Proper Grip & Fulcrum

Double Stroke & Buzz Rolls

Hand & Wrist Motion

Speed & Precision

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 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.

Drummers Support HingeStix

Modern Studio


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


"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

“Congratulations on your HINGESTIX, Sam. This product will help so many drummers out there! Its a great product.”

Rod Morgenstein
Drummer, Dixie Dregs

"I've been a big fan of the HINGESTIX since Sam showed them to me over seven years ago. A great learning tool"

Don Lombardi
Founder of DW Drums and Creator of the Drum Channel

“HINGESTIX is the ideal drumstick to learn the Moeller stroke, correct fulcrum, and ease of a weightless rebound. Every young drummer should have these.”

Dom Famularo
Drum Set Artist and Educator, and Modern Drummer's "World Ambassador of Drumming"

“HINGESTIX is the most important learning drumstick ever. It illustrates the most critical element of drumming…GRAVITY. All my hundreds of students in Ukraine and Russia know about them.”

Maksym Deomin

“Thank you Sam for making us ALL better players with your HINGESTIX.”

Jason Arkis
Percussionist with the Minnesota Orchestra

“Your HINGESTIX humbled me Sam. I suddenly saw things in my own playing that I can work on.”

Larry Reese
Timpanist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

“This will help so many young drummers understand proper fulcrum and rebound. They will learn in weeks what ordinarily would take years.”

Randy Max
Timpanist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic

“What an ingenious concept you’ve come up with Sam. This will help drummers tremendously. Thanks you!”

Jonathon Hass
Director of Percussion Studies, New York University

“I tested the HINGESTIX with my students and had great success, particularly when working with the student’s weaker hand. And the unencumbered rebound action of the sticks lets you practice finger technique quite easily.”

Chap Ostrander
Modern Drummer Magazine

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