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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

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Posted:i've pestered and pestered until i managed a yes from concentrate with regards to producing a set of innercore staff handles that are thin/flush with the rest of the staff, as opposed to the contoured grip that is presently avialable.



this should be good news to those who had qualms about not being able to contact twirl a staff that had contoured grips.



hey this is crazy - one year ago i'd be scratching my head (amongst other hairy things) if you asked me what contact staffing was. Now we wider recognition of a sweet family of movement.



huzzah. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />



**updated with initial impressions


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The handle still features essentially the same locking mechanism. sweet.

They still are quite compact when broken down, backpack friendly! (friends get surprised at festivals about where i pulled it out of)




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the handles are completely flush with the aluminium ends.




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the length of the grip has increased - this will create more traction for contact staff movements




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comparison of the contours of innercore handles




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set wick to wick, the handle of the newer staves reaches farther.



comprehensive review to follow.

Sadly, these cleans wicks gotta burn... eek ubblove



here's a fishtail with the smooth grip...


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strugz
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Posted:good stuff Bender

Im intruiged as to how you will go aboot doing this - please keep us updated!!

Eezy

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bender
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Posted:erm i'm one of those stalky customers that Callum seems to tolerate - I'll drive over to his once i can drive again and fun will ensue.

before the revised innercores went into production, i was lucky enough to have a twirl with a prototype (at confest) with the new locking mechanism with a non-contoured handle, and it felt niiiiice, so at the very least it's assured that it's been applied before..


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Posted:hehe.
i was pestering mr C at the EJC in svendborg and he said he'd think about it.... nice to hear you ground him down bender....


can you bring one to sydney for m to try in a month or 5?


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bender
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Posted:we shall see erm he had lots of nice tales about some mischief makers in some juggling convention that was european..

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Posted:pictures bender contact staffing in his wheelchair and knocking over all the lamps and furniture... next enter roomie, bender looks up all doe eyed and innocent as he breaks down his staff and shoves it behind his arse

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bender
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Posted:indeed, with the danger inherent in indoor twiralage, it may yet kill bill...

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ben-ja-men
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Posted:good job any idea as to when they will be available?

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bender
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Posted:ahh, now that's the catch - mr C is a massivly talented fire performer, so he's always flat out like a lizard drinking. even during 'holidays'.

i suggest a kidnapping.


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bender
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Posted:Happily, these handles are in limited production

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UCOF
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Posted:How do you even rememeber all these freds Ben Der?
umm


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bender
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Posted:dude, this forum is one of the few places i can drone on about the joys of staff without people complaining to me: "what's fwirling mean?" and "please take your hands off my buttocks"

i have contacted concentrate and if anyone's attending Common Ground and reading this, you may stroke my staff then.
:flutters eyelid:


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Mumbojumbo
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Posted:I've had mine a week now, and it's absolutely wonderful! Strongly recommended. Spins nice, great balance and looks good. With some white electric tape to mark center and grip, it looks like a poisonous snake. Great!

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yoni
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Posted:awwww man i really want one of these NOW. i've wanted a concentrate staff loads pretty much since i saw them but haven't got one yet purely because of the fact of the handle (i know i have no money but that never seems to stop me for long).
have you got any idea at all of how long untill they will produced like the others or will i just have to ask him very nicely and then hope


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Durbs
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Posted:I don't find the contoured handles are a problem when it comes to contact.

But then I'm pretty bad at contact staff, so this could be why smile

Bender - please take your hands off my buttocks


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Where can I get such a beauty? biggrin

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Miranda (mewcat)
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Posted:I don't even do staff, and I want one. So neat. The iPod of toys.

And Bender, please take your hands off my buttocks. I'm not sure we've actually met, but even so...


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bender
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Posted:what is dexterity but not to practice staff and buttock gropeage? angel

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Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Where can I get such a beauty? biggrin



ditto


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bender
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Posted:I'll ask for yoo at Common Ground!!
(batteries not included!)


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Cute Little Burning Ball
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Posted:Could anyone do a review on Mystec? pleeeeeeeeease.
im about to buy a staff but still very unsure on wich, i need some divine illumination angelblue


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Malcolm
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Posted:Now available in the HOP shop
Contact friendly concentrate fire staff
Will also sell handles seperately


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bender
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Posted:www.that's.well.wicked.com!

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The Misguided Oracle
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Posted:I'm actually thinking of getting one of these as my 2nd staff... yeah I probably should be making my own especially since i know people who are willing to teach me how to do it. But i figured that this makes travel easier (not that i do much of it, but never hurts to be prepared incase the local mafia comes looking for me wink )

Anyway, I'm still not sold on how short the grip section appears to me. So I have 2 questions to those who use this staff: Is the grip really long enough for contact? and how much room for error does the percieved short grip afford?

I'm still suck at this, so room for error == good...


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Seye
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Posted:I have 2 gold ones and they are awesome.

To be perfectly honest you dont need to worry about the grip. Its actually wider than the grip on my wooden staff. Plus you are unlikely to notice where it is once it gets spinning.

I now know load of people who have these sticks. They are a thing of beauty. Get one, you wont be dissapointed!


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Richee
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Posted:
Nice change, I'd expexted it,
weel done.

light,

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The Misguided Oracle
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Posted:I've just been told that it feels a little too bouncy for contact staffing. any comments?

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Seye
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Posted:They're great for contact.

I'm not sure why anyone would say that they are particularly bouncy. confused


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