The Aesthetic series batons, regardless of color variation, are made of several layers of birch wood laminated together under intense pressure. Due to the nature of these woods, there is a fairly narrow band or lengths and balance points that will work with each handle. We will contact you if we need to tweak your order.
The Lake Effect baton handle is for a larger hand or thumb. It is meant to be held behind the collar, but you can grip it a few different ways. It feels secure in the hand and allows for great control of the stick tip.
In November of 2014 Buffalo, New York was at the center of an historic lake effect storm event that crippled our region. Homes were buried up to their gutters in snow, highway traffic was at a standstill for over an hundred miles with people stranded for days, schools were closed for up up to a week. While shut in during this storm, I was reflecting on the success of our Daniel Floyd model baton and how to make that concept work for a person with a thumb larger than 3/4" which gave me the idea for the Lake Effect handle.