The quality of the cane used to make the mallet determines the flexibility in the upper part of the stick. A contributing factor is the number of nodes (or knots) at the handle end of the cane – generally speaking the more nodes the better the stick. The point of flexion occurs much closer to the head of the stick in premium sticks.
Weight and size are personal preference, as your game improves you will want better sticks. The standard sticks are perfect for beginners and young players that are learning what suits them with less expenditure. When you feel confident to do so, stepping up to the premium stick will improve your game.
Head: Argentinian white tipa (tipuana blanca) wood
Handle: strong and flexible ratan cane
Sizes available: 50, 51, 52, 53, 54