Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2016
Yes, this is an excellent whistle. Although similar in design and dimension to the Valkeen, it does have a slightly different pitch. Holding it is also not quite the same: it is a little fatter in the back where you pinch it between your index finger and thumb, and so does not fall into hand quite as nicely. But, it is loud, crisp, and speaks with authority.
But the real reason to get it is that it comes with a set of molten's superb elastomer fingergrips, for like $20 less than the valkeen. They allow you to release and regrip the whistle perfectly without fumbling or looking, can be used with gloves, and are pretty much drop proof.
So buy the finger grips and you get a great whistle. You'll never want to hold your whistle without them again.
Posted by Will Grannan on 13th Feb 2016
Easy to blow a loud and dissonant tone. It's fun to watch nearby players wince, and it has a distinctive sound. One doesn't feel like you have to blow very hard.
The flip grip is kind of cool, but I have never quite worked it out for me. I have pretty big paws, and even the 22 size seems off. It doesn't quite fit between my index and middle fingers or between middle and ring so that the mouthpiece feels right. However, i gave my daughter the smallest size flip, she put it on another whistle, refereed and then came home and swiped the medium size, too. I would call that a strong endorsement.
So, all and all... It's kind of expensive, and I'm not sure I really needed it. If you have average size hands, and you are looking for something to generate a louder sound, i bet you'll be pleased.
Sales and delivery were great: good communication and prompt.