Dr. Damon S. Talley, is the Director of Bands and Manship Assoc. Professor of Conducting at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Talley contacted me in 2016 to discuss making him a baton that would relieve some of the tension in his shoulder for which he was receiving medical attention. We came up with a baton that is very similar to the Christner Tension Free model but instead of 3/4" in diameter, the Talley model is 1-3/16" in diameter.
Dr. Talley's personal baton is 15-1/4" long and is tension free balanced. This is a very comfortable baton and has sold very well at conferences.