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DaG
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

DaG

Golf buggie driving instructor
Location: Brisvegas, Australia

Total posts: 156
Posted:Ok, I'm sorry this is only my second post here and i will probably step on someones toes and not have searched BUT i need some help. Can anyone go thu with me some of the pros and cons of a wooden core staff. i have been staffing for about 5 months (taught exclusivly by Yannicus for any of you vets).

I have started contact staff(as you do) and really enjoy the feeling of controlling and manipulating the staff around my body. I already have a staff in Aus (I am residing in hong kong at the time of writing ) but would like to, nay need to get a new staff for my ventures to thailand soon (full moon party and such). i was wondering if i could get some advice on the benifites of a staff with a wooden core for conatct moves. Of course i would have aluminium ends and i have already ordered wicks from this trustworthy site.

I already have my own ideas but really value the weight of other peoples opinions and ideas. i believe(at the moment) that a wooden core on a long staff would best suit my needs, those needs being a staff between 5' - 5' 5". However if anyone has any contrary opinions i greatly value their input, as i myself have all the power in the world to screw these wicks up.




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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:My biggest concern would whether customs (going in or out) could see the wood as harboring foreign life/bugs/bacteria etc. Maybe check with a few people and see if they banned any types of wood form being brought in...

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Groovy_Dream
SILVER Member since May 2005

Groovy_Dream

addict
Location: , Australia

Total posts: 449
Posted:Which full moon party? I'll be at the one in december.

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DaG
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

DaG

Golf buggie driving instructor
Location: Brisvegas, Australia

Total posts: 156
Posted:I'll be there for the one next month (July). probably the worst one of the year to go seeing as though its monsoon season and all but thats the way its happening.
As for customs i think that will only be a problem coming in to Aus and if i buy treated wood i think it should be ok.




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TheApprovingNinja


TheApprovingNinja

From the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 371
Posted:Wooden cores are totally the way forward. I one that's entirely wood and one aluminum with a bit of wood at the ends. They both work really well. If your after something nice and heavy core the whole thing. I've found that the bits of wood in either end of my staff help loads the balance on it is perfrect and I can do just as much contact as with my big steve stick

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Chenny
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Member
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 7
Posted:As long as you wrap it up with some alluminum tape on both ends you should be fine. A standard 6 foot dowel works fine and you can get a good one for $10.00 at a hardware store (Canadian currency) You want to wrap it for about two feet on both sides so there's four in the middle. Keeps the wood from...well, burning.

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings, England (UK)

Total posts: 1182
Posted:i quite like the flex in a wood core staff, got a metal one at the mo, but def think my next staff will prob be wood

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