My new hiking sticks arrived this morning and I am very pleased after taking them on their maiden voyage. I called and talked with Linda last week and explained the trouble that I was having trying to find a hiking stick that worked well for me. I am 6'5", and I have broken several aluminum poles in the past. I needed a lightweight and sturdy pole that was approximately 58 inches long. Linda said that she could do it, and have it in the mail by Saturday. I was a little skeptical but when they showed up today all I can say is WOW! These hiking sticks are light weight, strong enough to handle difficult terrain, and thankfully just the right height for a man my size. I can't wait to take them out on a long hike. Thank you for all that you have done. I will gladly recommend Serenity Bamboo Flutes to everyone I meet on the trail.
Recently, I was telling a friend the story of my adventure in the Great Sand Dunes National Park in 2005. I was backpacking alone, and I went far into the dunes one afternoon to camp. A storm came up that turned out to be far more severe than what was predicted to be an ordinary afternoon summer thunderstorm. I was unable to get my tent pitched, thunder rolled and the wind rose. I decided to bail out, but by this time, the wind was whipping up the sand to such a degree that visibility was extremely low. This was dangerous — some dunes have a 100' drop from the ridge where I walked, and contrary to popular belief, sand is not soft. I couldn't afford to get lost, and I couldn't afford to slip. Luckily, I had my trusty walking stick flute with the compass on top. I covered up all exposed skin, feeling like Lawrence of Arabia, and set off with the flute as my guide. The wind moaning through the flute was my only company, but I made it out safely, all thanks to your flute!
I received my cane this morning...I am very impressed with the quality of the workmanship and the five star service provided by you. Thank you very much for the promptness in processing my order.
Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia
My walking stick worked wonderfully for me. Due to my malady I had a few days when I was very unsteady and it was my constant companion. Uphill, downhill, across fields of loose broken granite and water crossings, it supported my weight without bending or any other concerns. I just can't express how much I had to trust it and it how well it held up.
Thanks again to you and Nick your support (literally and figuratively) and for such a great product.
I recently ordered a walking stick for my friend who is going to Nepal. I just wanted to thank you for the fast, friendly, professional service that you provided. I am incredibly pleased with the purchase. You are right, the inscription was perfect. I haven't given it to my friend yet, but I believe it is going to be a great blessing to her.
I just wanted to let you know I received the replacement today. Thank you very much for being so accommodating, I very much appreciate it. I've been doing customer service related work for close to 20 years and it's hard to find the quality exhibited here, thank you very much again!
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the beautiful flute. I don't think I have ever seen my son so excited about a gift other than when he received a live bunny when he was 5 years old. You made his birthday!
Thank you again for your fine work.
My wife surprised me with a walking stick flute, and I want to tell you it’s beautiful. I want to thank you for your craftsmanship and keeping the flutes affordable. I am one of those grew up on Kung Fu baby boomers and have always wanted one since watching David Carradine play his in the TV series Kung Fu. Now almost 50 and into Tai Chi, I guess it was time (LOL)...I am already driving my wife and son crazy though they are impressed that I can even play it!
The new dark walking stick flute stands by my desk. I play Amazing Grace on it almost every day. It's the perfect little Saraswati-creative break between tasks. The E tuning seems to have the right resonance with this stage of my life.
That's not to say that the old D flute circa 1976 does not still have an honored place amongst my most treasured inspirational objects. Thanks again for the magic seed you planted in a teenager when you were starting out 34 years ago. The chance that we reconnected after all this time attests to the subtle and enduring quality of your work.
I went down the Cape last weekend and mounted the bamboo vase I got at the high school crafts fair this winter. Thought you might like a pic--doesn't it look great? Although you can't see it, it adds the finishing touch on a deck we built last fall. When I saw the vase at the fair I instantly knew where it would go.