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Kurobei


member
Location: The Phire Kru

Total posts: 786
Posted:Im planning on making a new staff soon that will be far superior to my current one which is made from Aluminium (I think)
I was planning on sticking with Al and have just learnt that putting a wooden core in your staff stops it from bending...........which is exactly why Im making a new one!!!

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best kind of wood to use for a core? It needs to have some flex but be quite strong.

Also, any info on fixing wicks would be appreciated, Im using double wicks.

Kuro

[ 21 August 2002, 20:36: Message edited by: Kurobei ]


whats up with all the limitations?

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:i can also attest to the smooth and lovely amazingness of ado-p's new staff.

he's making me one biggrin

hell, i even learned staff this weekend :wigglingdoobopingsmiley:


My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Right that's enough. When are you coming up to edinburgh ado-p?

Well? wink hug


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Zeke


newbie


Total posts: 6
Posted:got any pictures ado-p?

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:Will have pictures soon



The university of cork juggling soc has asked me to make a few sticks for them. i'll take piccies of some of them at different stages of construction.



stay tuned, same bat time, same bat channel.



*runs off to staff forum to post about contact bliss*



/edit for mcp



Hows January? biggrin



ps please pm me your poast addy, coz i lost it redface

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Love is the law.

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:tut tut tut...

January is okay, NOW is better...

biggrin

hug


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:Written by: ado-p


The actual question is about the Ali istelf and the quality of it.



The Spec is: AI Mg Si 0,5. F22. Yeild Strentgh 215. Brinnel Hardness 70.



I dont really know what any of that stuff means. Can anybody explain it to me?







Turns out this kind of Ali bends when dropped really hard. Or do they all.



Im sure i read in a thread that you could get a spec the wouldnt bend so easy. Extruded?



Its possible that i could get annodised (sp?) but thats bound to be a bit more expensive than what im paying.



So made another one today but this time i put the dowel all the way through. Damn its heavy.



Seems to help with the contact though.



The weight seems to help me drop is less though. If that makes any sense


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marco


enthusiast
Location: uk

Total posts: 328
Posted:
I manufacture all of my staffs from extruded 1.5 or 2 mm marine grade duralimin, I've never had one bend on me yet, considering the abuse that teaching myself staff has inflicted, just in the process of putting together an 11 foot quad burner, thats right, eight wicks, for use on my four foot stilts, thats going to have something like 16 foot of four inch kevlar. Typically though i make five to eight foot staffs, using 1.5mm, good solid weight etc,

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