The Stiffer disposition more closely simulates an actual Shinai but incorporates the padding of traditional ActionFlex weapons. HIT swords are also made with a longer handle to improve sword manipulation.
Century ActionFlex HIT weapons have less flex on impact, while utilizing the ActionFlex padding that's perfect for sparring. Each weapon is constructed of nylon bushings with a tensile strength of 11,600 PSI and features the non-slip, sure-grip impact handle for maximum control. Wearing padded weapons headgear is always recommended when training with padded weaponry.