The Twiggy Practice Pad: Is the Next Innovation in Rudiments a Big, Black Stick?

Hey, you, drummers. You have it too easy. Look at how big that practice pad of yours is. You could hit that thing with a golf ball from 200 yards out. Why don’t you give yourself a challenge for once?

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Look, I totally get the idea behind the Twiggy Practice Pad. If you can pull off that 11-stroke roll on a surface area the size of a Sacagawea dollar then you’re a paradiddle champion. I guess my issue with Libor Hadrava‘s invention is that, well… it’s just a stick. One that will cost you $24.99. I mean, you probably have one of these left over after assembling that computer desk from Ikea.  Maybe if there was some kind of mount or stand I could see picking up a specialty stick from the dude, but otherwise it seems like something you’d put in the “neat ideas you can build out of common household items” category.

Funnily enough, on his site Libor sells a “Precise Stick Height” bracket that actually looks like it would hold the Twiggy if the diameters lined up. I could totally see the appeal of picking one of these up from a manufacturer if it came with some better way to hold one other than clasping it with your feet or thighs.

What do you think readers? Good idea? And if so, would you buy one or just search around your house for something that does the trick?

Source: Drum

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.