Hello, I wonder if anyone has any experience using this massage tool "The Stick" as seen here
I think it sounds good, but it is expensive, especially in the UK, and I do not want to spend the money on it and discover it is just a stupid rolling plastic thingy and not much better than a PVC pipe. It is around US$50 over here so ... I would feel a right fool if it turned out to be useless.
Now, I have a few massage tools already and they are good for what they are, but recently I got a foam roller and am very pleased. I was hesitant at first thinking it was just a stupid piece of foam, I had tried mechanical massagers, PVC pipe etc.. with some success, but finally bit the bullet and got a foam roller. Holy Smoly, what a great thing, I never would have heard of it if it were not for T-Nation, every person ALIVE should have one of these, and then, they should be buried with them.
It fixed problems I never knew I had, and it found problems I now cannot fix. Deep knots in calves etc.. and other places, so I wonder if the stick is any good for those.
Is The Stick wroth buying? Anyone used it? Is it good through thick muscle mass, for deep work? What size and strength is best? Alternatives?
I have searched on the net but suspect a lot of reviews are bias. T-Nationers though, I'd trust as they pull no punches praising or condemning it.