Esteemed stick manufacturer Raloten has announced the launch of the world’s first drum sticks designed specifically for left-handed players.
Raloten’s spokesman, Dr Fillop Aro, had this to say: “We were in the factory one day when one of our newer employees accidentally fed the wood into the CNC machine upside down. The mistake wasn’t noticed until part way through the run, and at first we were furious, but when a left-handed employee picked the resulting sticks up and bust out a half-time Purdie shuffle on the side of the conveyor belt we knew we’d stumbled onto something really special.”
As you can see from the picture, the differences are staggering. Our sources tell us that major stick manufacturers have so far been unable to replicate the success of Raloten’s innovative manufacturing methods.
Look out for a full review in an upcoming issue, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Raloten to the London Drum Show later this year. The company has promised to bring a full range of drum accessories for southpaw drummers, including left-handed pedals, a left-handed drum key and a left-handed cowbell.