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"Sam Ruttenberg's HingeStix are a remarkable tool that enables the drummer to experience the proper motion of the drumstick. It’s a great product that produces great results.”

Steve Rucker
Drum Set Studies, University of Miami

“Love the HingeStix and look forward to presenting them to my percussion techniques class.”

David Stanoch
McNally Smith College

"A great teaching aid for any level player."

Dr. Michael Kingan
Director of Percussion Studies Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"HingeStix demonstrate better than any words how the fulcrum works."

Steve Machamer
Professor of Percussion University of New South Wales, Australia

“Your HingeStix will be great for our percussion techniques class Sam.”

Dan Heslink
Director of Percussion Studies, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

“HingeStix are a great tool for both students and teachers. I wish I had them when I started playing.”

Bruce Jacoby
Manager of Education/Remo Drumheads

"Sam Ruttenberg’s HingeStix are a valuable time-saving tool for anyone that teaches drums. Putting a pair of HingeStix in a student’s hands can clear up hours of confusion.”

Sean J. Kennedy
Rock Solid-Drums

"I think the HingeStix are simply revolutionizing the way people think about technique. Teachers try to get students to form better habits and this tool allows that effort to be clearer then ever before. Words go just so far.... now we have something that brings physical sensation to mental awareness."

Scott Simpson
Juilliard Drum/Percussion Teacher

“I think that you've got a really fantastic product on your hands. I wish I would have had these things available to me earlier in my career. I've been working on my grip and technique and your sticks are really helping my left hand.”

Jerry Foltz
Sick Drummer Magazine

"HINGESTIX is a fantastic way of showing how the stick rebounds. They’re really great for understanding balance and understanding finger technique for timpani playing too.”

Colin Woolway
Founder of the Drumsense Teaching Technique, London

"Teaching the proper stick grip was a real problem for my elementary colleagues even with my help. The HingeStix have taken the problem away. Now the students can master the correct grip right away. Thanks for developing a tool to address one of the most consistent problems in school band programs.”

Bill Cain
Wissahickon Middle School, Ambler, PA

"Sam’s HINGESTIX show drummers right away what drumming feels like when you understand the concept of free rebound…you suddenly realize and feel the ease of relaxed playing."

Gerry Brown
Drummer with Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder

"Still in shock I got the chance to play in front of Sam Ruttenberg. I studied under Sam for many years in college and it was his lessons that gave me the ability to make music my career. He just so happened to be at a wedding I was playing at last week. Sam has been named one of the world’s best teachers in Modern Drummer magazine and is the creator of the HINGESTIX Practice Drumsticks. Check it out. Thank you for everything Sam." See original Facebook post.

Dominic Lizzio
Former Drum Student of Sam's