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If you want a more exciting rockstop, SmartStop offers holographic, crystal designs, and even a DinoStop. We don’t stock every color made, but try to get a representation of the most requested.
The Black Hole is a solid rubber disk that is concave on the bottom, tacky to the touch when clean, and sticks to most but not all (clean) floor surfaces. The cup for the tip is 5/8″ in diameter and 3/8″ deep which only matters if you keep a rubber tip over your sharp endpin tip. There is a hard plastic liner to protect sharp tips (like New Harmony’s) from piercing the rockstop. Remember to renew the tacky surface by a warm water wash when dirt and particles stuck to it prevent it from slipping.
Xeros is a light-weight ABS plastic rockstop, 3″ square with a deep cup in the center to hold either a bare endpin tip or one with a rubber cap. The bottom of the Xeros has rubber backing. The webbed strap adjusts from 16″ to 29″ and has a 2″ D-shaped ring on the other end. Place the chair leg through the ring to hold in place.
Artino Round resonating endpin holder
Artino’s SP4W rockstop has a 3.5″ diameter round wood resonating chamber, .75 inch deep with non-skid backing. The web strap extends from 24-43 inches and is detachable so the Artino can be used with or without strap. The cup that holds the endpin is plastic lined to prevent sharp tips from penetrating. Id you keep a rubber tip over your endpin, be aware the cup is just over 5/8″ in diameter and only 2mm (less than 1/16″) deep. The effectiveness of the resonating chamber will vary with a room’s features and acoustic properties.
SmartStop Solid Colors
SmartStops were developed by a professional cellist, and are handmade by a team of musicians in Minnesota. One style has a larger waffled indentation for your cello or bass endpin with or without rubber cap. The other has a smaller hole just for cello. This is an effective rockstop in most settings, but if you have a heavily traveled classroom floor, you may need to clean a spot for best grip. Light, stores easily, holds firmly but can be easily repositioned. Dust resistant but may be rinsed without losing stickiness. Colors available are concert black and white, purple, red, yellow, blue.
Artino Resonating Box endpin holder
Artino’s rosewood “floor” sits on top of a resonating chamber and attaches to chair via an adjustable webbed strap. The cello floor has dimples which will accommodate a bare endpin tip. If you have a super sharp endpin tip, you can stick it anywhere in the wood for quick micro-adjustments. Effectiveness of the resonating chamber will vary with a room’s features and acoustic properties.
Stoppin is a clear rubber rockstop, 3″ square, has a concave tacky bottom to form a suction on most clean smooth surfaces. Also works on carpets. The top has a bubbled surface so you can easily adjust placement of your endpin. This is not a good choice if you have an extremely sharp tip as it will eventually puncture and penetrate the rubber.
Stoppin Small is half the size and half the price at $6.00
Vivacello endpin holder
Vivacello is a small plastic rockstop with 3 round rubber feet for grip and stability, whether used on smooth surface floors or carpets. Some people prefer the three points of contact with the floor instead of one round disk. The brass cup in the center is too small to accommodate large rubber caps (like New Harmony) but will fit smaller ones, or bare tips. Colors: purple, green, blue, red, black. Cellists who sit with a more vertical posture will find the Vivacello more effective than someone who sits with the endpin extended way out in front of them. The pressure exerted is more horizontal than it is downward, and it can skitter away.
Artino Endpin Holder
Artino’s cello floor (SP20R) attaches to chair leg with an adjustable webbed strap. There are multiple dimples in the wood for placement with or without rubber tip. If you have a very sharp tip, you can stick it anywhere in the wood. The 2 holes on the other end allow for quick length adjustments by lifting the chair leg and placing it in the alternate hole. The bottom of the Artino has rubber padding affixed so it won’t slip or make noise against a hard-surface floor. Rosewood has proven more durable here.
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