These are all our most highly recommended strikers. The striker is a pure quartz crystal rod with a silicon sleeve covering half of it. The silicon plays the crystal bowl effortlessly, without the 'swishing' sound a suede striker makes on frosted bowls. Its play-ability is similar to a ball striker though, unlike a ball striker, you no longer need to concern yourself with having the wooden handle of a ball strike the surface of the frosted bowl with its disheartening sound. In addition to frosted bowls, this striker also plays well on the surface of clear and handle bowls, so it is a versatile tool and perhaps all you would need to play your crystal bowls. We have gone through many versions of these crystal strikers to ensure we have found a quality of silicon that truly plays the bowls effortlessly.
Our most highly recommended striker is the 8 3/8" x 5/8". This is the striker that is second to the left in the picture above. This is typically the most ideal weight and size for both large and small hands.
Our largest striker is the 8 3/8" x 3/4". The extra width to the striker creates a sturdy and heavier hand feel. People with larger hands may appreciate the larger striker for the bigger grip.
The smallest strikers are the 5 3/4" x 1/2" and next striker is the 5 3/4" x 5/8". These strikers are excellent for playing crystal triangles, bells and various chimes. The strikers are also good for crystal singing bowls, and are a great option for people with small hands who don't want to deal with any weight.