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Custom Canes For The Young At Heart

I Hope I'm Fly Before I Get Old!

Welcome!

Hello, I'm Ian & I started GenXcess after needing a stick myself for the 1st time in my forties and discovering the world treated me differently. Having a stick seemed to age me in people's minds by 20+ years.

Well, I thought; to hell with that!

My goal became providing fun, carefully developed products; made for those weary before their time, like myself, who wanted to take ownership of this new dynamic in their life.

I want to provide a way for people to connect with their kids & grandkids too by not only normalizing stick use and removing any stigma; but using it as a way to connect with them.

Maybe you have a special event coming up and want something to match your outfit or make an impact?

So, why not try a bit of OUR style? Or better yet; let me custom build something for YOUR style!


We are not spending our autumn years in a care home listening to Vera Lynn!

Now is the time to get that theme music for walking down the street that you always wanted.

For full product descriptions; please go to the Shop tab and peruse the category listings.

 

However, please be aware whilst all items are custom built; they have not been subjected to industry standard testing for walking aids. As such; all items are sold as "costume items" and used at the buyer's discretion & risk. Please see the Recycling & Reuse section below for more detail on my manufacturing process.

Also, please check out "The Strange Mole Show" on your podcast player of choice for some satirical, political comedy sketches!

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Recycling & Reuse

- All builds are made by me in my garage.

- I source all materials as locally as possible.

- I do not use any chemical stripping agents or acids.

- Paints & Varnishes are sourced from recycling retailers to reduce waste as much as possible.

- The core walking stick & crutch components in all builds (unless specified) are reworked items in line with my recycling goals & to ensure safety. e.g The Story Stick, Character Crutches & Comic Canes.

- The Boom Stick range aims to reduce plastic waste by repurposing discarded toys & providing an inter-generational learning opportunity on recycling possibilities.
- Staffs are foraged from local parks in Bristol after the trees are cut or fall due to weather conditions.

- Cosplay creations utilize pieces of interesting recycled bric-a-brac and foraged wood.

- Technical/Electronic components such as Bluetooth speakers are new for quality control.

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