The stick starts rolling at almost any angle, but not too fast. As many people prefer some roll (and in fact some prefer no tassels at all), we have chosen a tassel style that gives a nice balance of roll-resistance and roll-ability. If you find this does not open your flow up to more possibilities, you can always customize the tassels later, by removing some or all, changing their location on the clear tube, or adding more with one of our flower-kits.
Control sticks are handmade in-house with solid fiberglass rod, deco tape, custom elastomer grip, and vinyl end-caps creating a super-comfortable and durable tip. They aren't included by default with composite flower sticks, but you can add a pair for just $20.
We recommend getting a discounted capsule 2.0 remote to navigate and perform more complex functions that require a lot of button presses. Plus it’s fun to hand the remote to someone else, while you’re spinning, so they can VJ your modes.
You also have the option of adding a super nifty retractable reel to your capsule remote. The reel features 22" of steel wire and an activated laser cut wooden super f sticker. The capsule remote without the reel already comes with a flowtoys mini-carabiner, so you can easily attach it to a belt loop or your backpack, but the reel gives you some extra security and freedom - like letting new friends VJ with your remote without worrying about it going home with them by accident ;)