What Are Bang Sticks?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you’re planning a big charity event or want to boost the energy at a local football game, branded bang sticks will do wonders. They’re easy to hand out, look great and can help you spread your message with chants that people can repeat as they wave them around. And when the event is over, your fans will have a special keepsake from an unforgettable night out.

Also known as thunder sticks, bam bams and boom stix, these plastic or vinyl inflated sticks produce a booming noise that’s almost like thunder in a crowded room, hence their names. They can be branded with any design you wish, from a fancy play on words to a positive message. And they can be Pantone matched to your bespoke colour for maximum impact at all spectator events.

Bang bang sticks are simple tools for a not so simple task: the elimination of a shark or other marine predator on contact. To sketch it out, they consist of a stainless steel chamber (with a pin that needs to be removed to arm it) with live ammunition on top. Then a metal shaft is attached to it and, when you push it linearly into your target, it will detonate and fire a spear-like dart that’ll kill the fish.

Non-reusable bam bang sticks cost a bit more than reusable ones. And, because they need to undergo printing, you’ll need to order them a month or so in advance. That said, they’re still much cheaper than most other promo items. Plus, your clients will use them for a long time, so you’ll get plenty of new impressions over the years.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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