Friday, May 22, 2009

Make your own indian clubs for under $10

I have been wanting to try out some Indian clubs for a while but can see shelling out $60 for a one or two pound pair. Then what if I need a heavier pair? Those can run over $100. Well I found a cheap way to make a three pound pair and will try making a heavier pair in a few days.

Here is what you will need.

a drill
a funnel
some duct tape
safety goggles
some rags
2 small wiffle ball bats ($1.50 each)
1 can of great stuff or expanding foam ($4)
a couple pounds of sand or whatever you want to use for weight ($4 for 50#s)

and that is it.

1. Take you bats a drill a hole in the handle.

2. Tape the funnel to the bat so sand does not spill everywhere.

3. Fill the bat with as much or as little sand as you want. I stopped filling before the sand go to the handle. This gave me plenty of room to fill the handle and then some with foam.

4. Fill the handle with the expanding foam. Try to get the foam as deep into the head of the bat as possible. The foam is very sticky and it be difficult to get into the head of the bat. In my case the foam shot out of the top and did make a little of a mess. So be careful and wear goggles. You really don't want this stuff on your skin or in your eyes. It is under pressure and will explode out of the top if filled too much.

5. Let it set over night. Cut off any foam that expanded out of the hole. My foam did not get all the way to the sand but is close enough that it will not be a problem.

6. Swing away. I would consider putting tape around the bat to prevent it from breaking since it was only $1.50.

These two turned out great and if they break they did not cost very much. A couple minutes of swinging will hit your upper back like crazy. Give it a try and tell me how it goes.

Here are a few videos of different things to do with the clubs.

There are a lot of videos out there and a ton of different options. Good luck.