Tips and Tricks
Take apart the shinai. Sandpaper each individual slat, making sure that you check for cracks or splinters. Lightly oil each indivudual slat. Make sure there is no excess oil on the slats afterwards. Throw away any that are broken.
Reassemble the shinai. Loop the tsuru (string) through the loop attached to the handle of the shinai. Make sure that it is tight enough where you cannot fit more than 3 fingers between the tsuru and shinai slats.
Tie the nakayui about 25-30cm away from the shinai tip.
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