"Floors in performance venues always seem to be harder, dustier, and slicker than normal floors; as a result, endpin anchors that have proven to be reliable to me in the past have failed me with large numbers of other people watching. This was exactly the case in a recent performance of my cello trio. I used a small circular rubber endpin stop and a Stahlhammer endpin, but despite this, when I put any amount of weight on my cello, it slipped forward with a horrible noise. In retrospect, I could have been more prepared for that situation by bringing a higher quality endpin anchor. The Xeros is my personal favorite, as it attachs to the leg of your chair and therefore cannot possibly move. It is, however, bulkier than most endpin stops, so for those looking for a more convenient and portable stop the Sure-Stop and the Black Hole are excellent choices."
- Charlie Dwyer, Cellist, SHAR Apprentice
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