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Heavy Indian clubs have been used to build the powerful physiques of Kushti wrestlers. Until now, buying truly heavy Indian clubs has been a bit of a logistics challenge…

Wooden and metal clubs above 10kg are a problem to ship due to size and weight restrictions. Not only that, but the buyer ends up paying a large shipping bill, or the manufacturer restricts shipping only to the country of manufacture.

Adjustable heavy Indian club

This is where our Pahlavandle™ XL is the answer to many of those problems. We love thinking outside the box. Back in early 2018 I shared thoughts with Ron about a heavy club. Ron then thought of solutions for a while until he came up with a prototype. After that, it’s about testing and improving the designs until we are satisfied. That’s the beauty of Heroic Sport, we have the skills in the house! 

The construction

The XL consists of 2 wooden parts (the handle and end cap) and a tube. Empty, it weighs 2kg.
The whole thing is held in place with a threaded rod. Not only can you adjust the weight with different fillers up to 20kg, you can also customize the length by cutting the tube shorter or buying a longer one at your local hardware shop!

The best thing about the XL is the slender body and the feel of wood. Steel is practical, but the cold touch and weight distribution is not something we are fan of. Wood feels nicer, but a wooden club of 20kg is quite bulky. The Pahlavandle™ falls in between.

Still bigger and heavier…

And if this is still too light for you, we have made a couple of prototypes of an XXL model. After a bit of time, reworking the design of the shoulder and handle, we hit something we are truly happy about!

What kind of club is that Pahlavandle™XL anyway?

The design of the handle and shape of the club comes from the Tamil tradition of club swinging, Karlakattai.
The fact that you can swing the Pahlavandle™XL single handed or with both hands makes it very versatile, and opens up more movements that a traditional Persian meel. 

The handle has a reverse taper, and no end knob. This engages the grip like no other club on the market. If you’re worrying about the club flying out of your grip, no need. This would be more likely to happen with a very light club spinning fast, or if the handle was slippery. After all most traditional gadas, do not have an end knob. The knob is more relevant to British style clubs, rhythmic gymnastics and visual performances with light clubs, where the knob is essential to some of the figures. Apart from battlefield weapons, we are yet to find a hammer or other tools with a pommel as a way to provide better grip.

We do not use epoxy or any glossy finish on our wooden clubs, but a special type of wax and oils that provides good, non slippery and natural feel.

Do you want one?

Free shipping to your door, check it out in our shop!

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