2, October 2008
Slapstik, a new, patented drumstick designed for revolutionary speed and flexibility, has been tested and well received by world-renowned drummers and is now available for purchase on the company website. Like mallets and brushes, the Slapstik not only enables drummers to create different feels and textures, but also new rhythms and grooves at speeds not previously possible with ordinary sticks.
The Slapstik's unique and defining characteristic is its flexible tip, which allows drummers to articulate on both the up and down strokes. It is simple to use, easy to master, and useful for all styles including Rock, Jazz, Drum n Bass, Funk, Latin and many others. While its main use is to play fast, syncopated, hi-hat patterns with one hand, the Slapstik can also be played all over the drum kit, allowing for complete flexibility.
The Slapstik has already sparked the imagination of some of today's most respected drummers, including Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, and Paul Wertico. "Everyone I've shown it to has had the same reaction: WOW!" says Paul Wertico, drummer and seven-time Grammy Award Winner.
Dennis Chambers, drummer for Santana, John Scofield, Steely Dan, Parliament/Funkadelic, and John McLaughlin, adds: "The Slapstik is a unique product that drummers can really enjoy!"
Matt Smith, current world record holder for single strokes, has found the Slapstik to bring even more speed to his playing, and has provided a video demonstration on the company's website http://www.theSlapstik.com
The Slapstik's website features many drum videos and Slapstik tutorials. These videos demonstrate the ways in which the Slapstik creates a revolution in drumming, similar to the invention of the double-kick pedal. World-renowned drummers demonstrate new beats with otherwise impossible, one-handed sixteenth note speeds, and create completely new hand patterns and sounds on the drums and other percussion instruments.
The video tutorials explain step-by-step how to use the Slapstik, and how to master different drum grooves with it. The Slapstik is sold singly, not in pairs. It is intended to be used in the dominant hand, with a regular drumstick in the other hand.
The Slapstik is sold directly through the company's website at www.theSlapstik.com The price for a single Slapstik is $9.95. For a limited time, anyone ordering more than four Slapstiks will receive one free.
The Slapstik Company also offers a 30 day money back guarantee.