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Irwin Maces are custom made for each drum major and are temporarily out of productionNEW! The MiniMace lets you practice year round in the convenience of your own home.
|⇒||Tapered cane shaft feels the same as an Irwin Practice Mace|
|⇒||Short shaft allows many flourishes to be practiced inside normal height rooms|
|⇒||Head provides enough inertia to allow most spins and short tosses|
|⇒||Location of balance point provides natural feel for passes and spins|
Winter means putting away the mace for many Scottish drum majors. One can clear the snow from a patch of grass and brave 20 °F days, but for many DMs this isn't possible.
Irwin Maces now makes an indoor practice mace called the MiniMace that lets you practice spins, rolls and passes year round in the warmth of your home. Effective flourishing requires mastering hand positions and the transitions between tricks: This indoor mace is designed exactly for this training. The MiniMace has the same shaft taper as the Irwin Practice mace so you can shift between indoor and outdoor practice easily. The shaft is made of cane like the Practice Mace so it is easier on your hands when spinning.
All MiniMaces use an Irwin Medium Mace head in order to maintain a compromise between weight and balance.
The price depends on current cane prices but as of February 2020, the price is estimated at $45 plus shipping (insurance is included).
WARNING! This is not a foam substitute but a cane-shafted practice mace that uses a real mace head. While lighter than a Practice Mace, it still has significant mass so an errant toss or spin can cause damage to your furnishings. You need a clear space to practice and should practice responsibly to avoid breaking family heirlooms and spousal relationships!
NOTE: The MiniMace is light (about 430 grams for a 38-inch mace compared to the Practice Mace mass of 720 grams). The balance point is about 8 inches below the base of the head, compared to 10 inches for a 58-inch Irwin Practice Mace. Despite this difference, the feel for most spins is similar between the two maces, although I think it is a little harder to control "hand flicks" (rifle spins) with shorter MiniMaces.
The shaft includes a rubber tip at the bottom to prevent nicking furniture when spinning and to provide a registration point for practicing cut-offs.
|To custom make your Indoor Practice Mace, I need the following information: (the links will show you options)|
MiniMaces do not have a corded shaft option.
To order, send the requested information by e-mail to I will contact you after receiving your request with a price, shipping and payment information. Payment is through PayPal.
Shipping is via USPS priority mail 2-day delivery, which includes tracking and insurance, typically costing $10 (Feb 2020).
You can cut and paste this section into an e-mail message, replacing the defaults with any custom choices per the options listed below.
Irwin INDOOR Mace Order
Length: 38 inches
Balance Point: Marked
Color: color 3
The 38-inch shaft allows practicing in smaller spaces, even allowing cut-offs for DMs of average height. The 42-inch shaft may permit easier hand flicks (rifle spins) practice at the expense of needing a larger area to allow the longer mace to manuever.
Length will be within 1/4 inch of the specified amount and includes the rubber tip.
Because of the shaft taper, the standard diameter at the balance point is 15/16 inch. You can specify a diameter as 15/16 or 1 inch.
If you ask for the balance point to be marked, I will designate it with white tape.
|Color 1 |
|Color 2 |
|Color 3 |
similar to some competition maces
|Color 4 |
darkest; reddish brown
All shafts are sealed with several coats of polyurethane varnish for durability.
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