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-Ba^eX-


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Location: Australia

Total posts: 254
Posted:man that subject is sooooooo connotatious its not funny...but anyways

is there any particular trend to the length of the staff? Like with poi it should be the length of your arm i believe...but is there anything along these lines with staff?


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Ayellayen


Ayellayen

The smart-arse who kisses Rouge's
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 128
Posted:I've heard shoulder height, but some weird guy in the street told me eye height.

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-Ba^eX-


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Location: Australia

Total posts: 254
Posted:eye height...wouldnt that be a tad toooo high?

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Catastrophic
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Total posts: 44
Posted:Heh

I spun a staff that was a foot and a half taller than me...Im 5 foot and it was a 6.5 footer

You had to lift it Up Up Up to clear the ground, but once you got the hang of it, it was really fun (especially when you are a petite female wielding a giant fire staff Mwah hah ha ha!!!)

But actually that was a friend's staff, and it was about 4 inches or so over his head...I am currently spinning an armpit-height one, a just-to-my-chin one and soon will be making one as tall as me..


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-Ba^eX-


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Location: Australia

Total posts: 254
Posted:cool cool
so basically there is no set guidelines for it...ha ha ha


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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


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Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 1325
Posted:Since I am 6 foot, I personally prefer a 5 foot 9 inch staff to about a 6 foot.

Having a staff longer I find is easier for contact stuff, but I have seen people do insane contact staff with 20 to 34 inch batons.

Conclusion:
About chin height = new staffers
Anything else = Experienced


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Kaji


Kaji

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Location: Vansterdam

Total posts: 564
Posted:I think it's completly up to you. My staff is about 4 feet long (i'm 6 feet), and my girlfriend's staff is about 3.5 feet long (she's 5'6"). This ratio seems to be the trend were I live.

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:Its all personal preference. Practice with different lengths till you find the one that you want. Im 5 foot 1 inch and my staff is 5 foot even.

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