The vertical endpin that promises better balance and motion
‘When I was in school, I tried all the endpins. I always wanted to be more comfortable performing,’ says cellist and luthier Emmanuel Feldman. He was never content, however, and his resulting back problems led him to create his own solution. His new patent-pending TekPin, angled at 90 degrees to the ground, concentrates the weight of the cello directly downwards instead of against the endpin shaft. This, says Feldman, ‘allows the cellist to move 360 degrees. It creates a lower point of contact with the chest and gives freedom of motion to the upper body.’ He claims that it also improves instrument resonance. Although the endpin itself is at a 90-degree angle, the extension rod is slightly flexible to ‘accommodate all styles of playing’. It also slides backwards into the endpin when not in use, so that its 6mm point won’t tear your cello case…
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