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- Weighted to feel like an actual golf club for a true golf experience
- Golf Pride® grips - more major wins than any other grip company
- True Temper® shafts - widely used by golf pros around the world
- Fully compatible with Tiger Woods PGA Tour® 10 & 11
- Wii® and Wii Remote not included. Requires Wii Motion PlusTM
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- Media: Sports
- Item Quantity: 1
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The Chicken Stick® is a Patent Pending golf club for use with Nintendo Wii® golf games. Fully compatible with Tiger Woods PGA Tour®. Does not work with David Leadbetter- Wii Personal Golf Trainer. Ages 8+.
-- Substantial weighted feel - when combined with the Nintendo Wii Motion Plus® and Controller, the Chicken Stick is weighted to feel like an actual golf club, further enhancing the golfing experience.
-- Golf Pride® grips - this top-selling grip has laid claim to more major wins than any other grip company
-- True Temper® shafts - widely used by golf pros around the world, these steel shafts are the top-selling shafts in golf
-- One year limited warranty.
Made in the USA. Nintendo Wii Remote and Motion Plus NOT included.
All cited trademarks and logos not owned by Bad Chicken, LLC are properties of their respective holders, and these respective holders have not sponsored, endorsed or approved this product.
Top Customer Reviews
The bottom line is - if you want to get closer to playing real golf with the best golf sim, turn the TW11 settings onto hard & get one of these !
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
i am a recreational golfer and the chicken stick is the closest thing you can get to simulate real golf, IMO. the device is a MUST for this game if you wish to play with more realism. i still continue to slice as i do regularly on a real course. my only regret is not getting the chicken stick sooner.
i too found the 'b' ring to be out of reach but nothing a rubber band couldn't fix. my index finger can tug on the rubber band to activate the 'b' ring & still be placed in the proper grip position. for practice swings; a second, thicker rubber band around the wii-mote & a rubber foot can apply enough pressure to simultaneously activate the 'a' button. (i also use a rubber band & rubber foot for the 1 & 2 buttons when playing the david leadbetter golf trainer)
see picture of rubber band setup ---> [...]
this is a toy, $40 but still a plastic toy. exercise care when activating the 'b' ring & it will perform and last as it should.
Overall, its a great toy, but if you golf for real I can't recommend this product at this time.
What I would say about this device is that it's not perfect, but it's very close. The grip is a real golf grip on a real golf shaft - it just happens to have a plastic holder attached for the controller. You feel like you're swinging a real golf club for the most part, which is a huge improvement over using the Nerf golf club attachment or using no attachment at all. Doing it that way just doesn't feel anything like a golf club. The only drawback on this device is that you have to hold the trigger with your forefinger so that it keeps the B button depressed, and that's a little unnatural. It's not too far off what you probably normally do, mind you, but it's different enough that it might affect your swing some. Given that this is a game and not a real replacement for an actual game of golf, I would think that wouldn't bother people much. I'll tell you that playing a round with the Chicken Stick inside on a rainy day is better than not playing at all. It really does seem to be just this side of playing an actual game. Maybe it's roughly 90% realistic? That's good enough for me. I enjoy the game for real and I enjoy playing it on the Wii when I can't get out to the course.
I did see some mention of the plastic loop thing breaking for some folks - so far mine has held up fine, and I swing fairly hard (100 mph on a regular swing, but I've been clocked at 120 mph when I really try - not Tiger Woods, but not bad for a middle-aged fat guy). The controller is held firmly in the device and I have no concern about it flying out.
All in all, this is a great device to help you enjoy your Wii golf games more, and I would absolutely buy it again.
I was a little apprehensive since some of the reviews mentioned that the circle plastic piece was a weak link of the product. However, others that had broken it, mentioned that the customer service was excellent and they were shipped a new one so I bought with confidence.
Well, after about 2 months of playing, the plastic circle piece did break on mine, right where it loops back to the main piece at the juncture. I was able to use it for another few rounds before my friend broke it completely off. He didn't realize that you just have to gently pull on it to activate the 'B' button before swinging.
So I emailed Bad Chicken and sent a pic of the broken plastic piece on the chicken stick asking what we could do to work the situation out. Jordan responded VERY fast within the hour and asked where I would like the replacement sent! I was blown away! Great to see there are still companies that stand by their product with great customer service.
Now, there are a couple other things I'd like to mention about correctly using this product. Hopefully, with this review, every single person that reads it will find it helpful...but more importantly...use the product correctly. That way, hopefully you won't break it to begin with.
As mentioned, you only need to gently pull on the plastic ring to active the 'B' button when pointing the stick downward before swinging. You should also choke down on the club a little bit so you don't have to pull the piece as far back. As some have said, yes you love some of the leverage that holding the club further towards the end generates, but this can be easily over-comeable. You can still very easily get the club head speed necessary to achieve 100% power chocked way down on the club - with the correct technique.
Correct technique involved a FULL back swing with the end of the chicken stick behind your head pointing back at the TV, and then a full smooth yet quick swing forward.
Lastly, as others have mentioned...a small piece of packing tape on the golf pride grip right where the plastic piece frictionizes with it helps to smoothly pull it back with minimal effort.
Overall, this is a great product and you can buy with confidence. The seller offers excellent customer service. Tiger Woods Wii will never be the same without it. I wouldn't even play the game (that I'm addicted to and play every day!) while I waited for the replacement to arrive.