The nunchucks were so expensive, we learned to rig up our own after buying and either losing them or breaking them. I think, I only owned two pairs of them and made about twenty. We would never use them on one another but we did hit ourselves a few hundred times swing them around like ninjas! They were more dangerous to the user than to any one else.
The funny thing about these dangerous objects is that they kept us entertained for numerous hours. I think we took more time building these nunchucks than actually playing with them. There were times we even tinkered with making the stars, but they were hard to make right and cheaper to just buy.