Wooden dowels, plastic rods, dowels with plastic strips... There are many bundled rods percussion implements on the market. Recently, I received a new version called Flack Wackers.
Made from reeds, the Flack Wackers have a different look than the other "wands" commonly used. The mottled reeds give the Flack Wackers an organic vibe while the handles feature some cool artwork I really dig the feel of the plastic coating on the handles. You can tighten or loosen the reed cluster with the O rings. There is a pair of Flack Wackers living in my mallet case these days.
For more info: www.flackattackpercussion.com