Making a Big Stick
I went to a local hardware store and got a handle, I believe it’s either a hoe or a shovel handle, for about eight dollars. The stick is ash, which is very light and very strong. Remember, if it’s a shovel handle, it has to be very tough.
The next step is to cut the stick down to about 36 inches. I cut this down to 37, because I like to have a little extra reach without compromising close-range capability. The result is a stick that is big, tough, and yet surprisingly fast.