Kendo Twist Rods
A TWIST above the rest!
Creative Percussion Twist Rods are built to last!
All of our Twist Rods models are made in the USA from domestically grown Birch and Poplar dowels, hand-dipped in lacquer for more durability. Their grips are all fully glued, not just spot glued in a few places. All models, apart from the Kendo Rods, have our signature, patent-pending twist which allows for more rebound, a fatter sound, and more flexibility in the dowels. Our grip-wrap is a thinker PVC wrap, which is a more durable material than the typical polyolefin you find in most other brands.
All of our models come with vinyl caps for a traditional feel and feature the "O" ring* to give you control and adjust-ability. The Kendo Rods will give you a different type of "solid stick sound".
The Kendo Rods are part of our Alternative Series rods, which were developed during one of those “Huh, I wonder what that would sound like” moments. We’re pretty excited about the results! The Kendo Rods were created over 2 years before they were released. They sat in a bin with a bunch of other prototypes for the longest time until Kevin, Creative Percussion founder, took them out to play around with them, and, for the next few months, everyone who tried them out at the shop wanted to go home with them!! So, we decided to add them to our collection. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
These rods are geared toward heavier rod players. They have a different sound due to the additional square sticks blended with the round dowels. The sound they make is reminiscent of Kendo Sticks used in Martial Arts, a quick slap sound.
The Kendo Rods weigh about the same as our Yeti Twist Rods model. They have a slightly square grip but with no sharp edges due to the round dowels. While they do not have our signature Twist, we feel the Kendo Rods are worthy of being in the Twist Rods family because of their unique features and durability. The heat-shrink grip-wrap is mid-length, but still extends beyond the rim shot zone for added protection.
The Kendo Rods are where square and round meet for a unique feel and sound!
KENDO RODS (black grip, purple stripe) five 1/4" x 16" square poplar sticks and four 3/16" x 16" birch dowels
Other Models' Specs:
JAZZ LITE (black grip, white stripe) 14 birch dowels 1/8" x 16"
JAZZ (black grip, blue stripe) 19 birch dowels 1/8" x 16"
BIGFOOT (brown grip) 30 birch dowels 1/8" x 16"
YETI (black grip, white stripe and Yeti image) 37 birch dowels 1/8" x 16"
TWISTED HYBRID (black grip, yellow stripe) 17 birch dowels, 1/8” x 16”, one 7A Nylon-tipped maple drumstick