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Reddevil
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Reddevil

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Location: Den-Haag, Holland

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Posted:curious what staff users think,if you get a plastic tube, may have to be thick, but same size as a staff, and fill it with part water, part oil, maybe coloured oil, so they dont mix, and the oil glows in the black light, or even that fluid that you use for blacklight bubbles with oil,will it look cool when you spin the staff,i thought maybe a sort of lava lamp effect?dificult to explain but do you get what i mean?

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Cassandra


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Posted:Sounds real nice !!!gotta give this a try !!!thanks !If you do make one, make sure you post a pictureShine onCassandra

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Knagi


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Posted:ever play with a balzak?

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Cassandra


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Posted:what's a balzac ?

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Cos


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Posted:That sounds like a good idea Reddevil...What about separating the staff into sections so that not all the oil is forced to the ends when the staff spins? I was thinking of getting a tube of perspex and fitting two tube LEDs inside, powered by a couple of 9v batteries... kinda like the double light sabre effect in Star Wars 1. Hmm, now I've said that, it sounds a bit cheesy, but I think it will definitely make for wicked indoor displays, especially in the winter!?

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Cantus
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Posted:ReddevilSounds good in theory
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Make it, test it, show us the pics. If you can do it wih sections like Cos suggests then you could try it with complimentary colours - Red and green, purple and yellow, blue and orange (opposites on a colour wheel). As in have two sections with one colour in each section. Just a thought.cosYour idea sound similar to the design of a staff that Malocolm sells on this very site (although i think they are sold out right now).I, only today, came up with an idea for a glostaff that is basically a cage type affair filled with glowsticks.Sounds a bit odd when i describe it but the preliminary model i made looks pretty cool
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Reddevil
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Location: Den-Haag, Holland

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Posted:Um good ideas,also what you could do is instead of water and oil etc, fill it with glow sticksand seel each end with a rubber stopper

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Cantus
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Posted:Which is kind of what i have done
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Posted:I built a staff like this a few months ago. I used a kayak paddle shaft which I cut down. Then I wrapped it with LED wires real tight... (like a candy cane), with two wires from each end. Then I hid the battery packs with metalic mylar which was kind of like a pom pom. The kayak paddle easily detatched so I could have two clubs. The whole thing glowed like a light saber and left killer trials... it loofed like a solid disc when spun fast. It worked well but was too short and too heavy. If you were at Burning Man this year you may have seen it, it was orange. But someone stole it so I'm making another one.I have been learning some plastic fabrication techniques which I will apply to this staff. This one will be longer and lighter. The new wires I got are brighter too. I hope to design it well enough so that I can spin it with just my fingers. I should be done in the next few days so I'll let you know.Chris

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