Russ: Just a short note to essay how great you guys are. I just got the sampler pack and the culms look great! I can’t wait to get to work. Many thanks also for the quick turn around. That attention and service is getting scarce these days. Best – Todd M. (USA)
The Sample Pack Is SOLD OUT. All the A+ culms have been purchased. Please stock up on A Grade Tonkin now while it’s still available. Thanks!
SAVE 20%. ONE SAMPLE PACK PER CUSTOMER, PLEASE! (Lifetime)
With this package, you get the following:
- Two A- culms
- Two A culms
- One A+ culm
- (That’s a total of five culms)
And why exactly are we offering this great deal on Peak Bamboo? Precisely because Peak Bamboo is new to the bamboo rodmaking market and it’s worth sampling. Try the Tonkin. Try the service. You’ll get the Peak Experience….in addition to the bamboo, a thank you package will ship your way with hang tags and decals for the A & A+ culms in the pack, plus some bumper stickers, a stack of coupons and a free pack of vintage guides, too. Fun stuff. We are doing bamboo differently. See the difference for yourself by ordering a Peak Bamboo Sample Pack. There’s a limit of one Sample Pack per customer.
All culms are 12 long before we cut them. For shipping, you may have them cut into your choice of halves or thirds. Shipping is billed separately after we cut, box, and weigh your culms (more on that below). If you need 12′ culms that are uncut, please consider picking up your Tonkin during one of our open warehouse Saturdays.
Howdy Russ, … I have already split, sized and processed the [A+ stick of] Peak Bamboo from you. I was able to get three full butt sections and at least 4 full tip sections from this peace. For the TU rod I have progressed to where I have removed the enamel from the strips. Eighteen strips, 52 inches long and not one blemish or flaw on so much as one of the pieces. I’m becoming a believer in you get what you pay for!! – BJ W. (USA)
Read everything you need to know about Peak Bamboo at PeakBamboo.com, then return here to order. You’ll learn things like:
- What is the bamboo graded on?
- Who’s doing the grading?
- Why you should buy Peak Bamboo, as opposed to other brands
- How much do we keep on hand? and how much should you keep on hand?
- Shipping of all bamboo is on a custom, per-order basis and will be billed separately, after we cut, package, and weigh it. This currently takes 10 business days due to our backlog. PLEASE BE PATIENT.
RE Drying Splits:
Culms WITHOUT A Drying Split may travel better, but may also develop entirely random check splits due to temperature and humidity variations; Culms WITH A Drying Split will have, obviously, the drying split and they will also have a hinge split opposite the drying split…these culms are more compressible and may develop additional “handling” splits especially at the ends of culms, but they are less likely to develop random splits. It really is six of one, half a dozen of the other. Pick your poison. Or travel to pick them up yourself, which is the best way to secure 12′ sticks and to protect your investment. We offer Open Warehouse Saturdays approximately once per month.
RE Length, we have two options:
- 12′ cut into halves (Approx. 71” after sawing; clearly marked and bundled)
- 12′ cut into thirds (Approx.. 47” after sawing; clearly marked and bundled)
ROUGH U.S. Shipping Estimates: These are just ballpark estimates and you’ll note that the shipping drops dramatically as you move from one to six culms. A single culm is running $85-$120 to most Continental US locations, but it’s the box length and ‘dimensional weight’ that drive up the initial shipping cost. Two culms would be in the range of $95 -$135.00. By six culms you’re looking at $145-$195. At ten culms figure $22.00-$35/culm depending on location. Individual culm weight does come into play, and the average A+ stick weighs more than the average A- stick, so ten of one grade vs. ten of another grade would have modestly different shipping costs to the same location. If we run a sale that offers you the chance to request an extra culm or two, expect that the free culm(s) will still add to your shipping expense. Individual culm weight does come into play, and the average A+ stick weighs more than the average A- stick, so ten of one grade vs. ten of another grade would have modestly different shipping costs to the same location. If we run a sale that offers you the chance to request an extra culm or two, expect that the free culm(s) will still add to your shipping expense.