Pros: Weight, Balance, None
Strong, light, but can be broken.
My teacher broke one of these sticks during our power hitting training. To be fair, the sticks were hit extremely hard. None the less, they are very much breakable. They are about the same weight as a rattan stick. but don't feel exactly like one and tend to be harder to grip then your standard rattan sticks. Over all they are a decent alternative, but be aware they snap off like a oak wood stick when broken. And only slightly tougher to a denser burnt rattan stick.