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_Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
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Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
this is basicly for the non-fire spinners.
I use this kind of staff-->
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mechBRONZE Member
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Posted:
hmm difficult one. my practice staffs have never lookd like that!

ill post some pics of my staff when i get home, but i normally use bear wood or metal and engrave the matal to make them look pretty, bar the grip and teh conater tape tahta about it, sorry im very boring!

biggrin

laterdays

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BamBamPooh-Bah
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Location: London


Posted:
Ohh my beautiful 5ft doubles (with many many thanks to Mr Buecat kiss) have gold and silver tape making them look spankingly pretty ubblove

I love watching the gold sparkle when sunlights hits it (on sunny days that is biggrin)

Love and light sticks

Lisa
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Posted:
bams i hope you like my new crome staffs1

THEY ARE CROME AND ALL PRETTY, AND CAN BE ENGRAVED FOR YOU IF YOU LIKE?

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ben-ja-menGOLD Member
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Posted:
mine has a red and white plastic bag on each end ......

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BamBamPooh-Bah
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Location: London


Posted:
Ben I like your staff style biggrin

Mech can you put Bams was here in spirit on them (just for me).. when you daaaannnnn saaaaaaffffff next???

Love and long flaming doubles

Lisa
xxx

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DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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Posted:
My own are pretty boring... rolleyes

The pair I made for girlfriend for christmas are beautifull ubblove

They're wood and have complex celtic / tribal pattern burnt all over the exposed wood using a soldering iron (hours of fun frown but worth it biggrin ). Then they are varnished and sanded for a finish. The ends near the wicks are covered with aluminium tape.

The grip is made out of green and red hemp string. I didn't have the time or the expertise at the time, but I'm going to carve away the handle so that the string is fluch with the rest of the wood.

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colemanSILVER Member
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Posted:
my sticks (wot i hardly ever use cos i don't know how they work) were made by one mr blackass of scotsedinburghland.



i stripped them, sanded them, spray-painted them with matt black oven paint and gripped with bicycle inner tubes.



decoration on these black beauties is minimal - red insulating tape on one, white tape on the other.



will be switching the red tape to white (with more stripes along the length this time rather than just to secure the grip and to mark a centrepoint) after their next respray smile



guess i should probably burn them one day... ubbangel

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mechBRONZE Member
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Posted:
ok after going on about them i finaly took some pics of my new staffs!

one is for contact and teh otehr for fire, can you decide which?

there is also a vid in tehre to show the pyrograhie(sp?) work i did when i burnt a design onto a wooden staff! (its tiny with no sound, and about 1.1mb big, so if you rekon its worth it, pls feel free!)

mechs staff

laterdays

hug

ps bams, check ur email and the answers will be rolleyes: revieled!

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flamingfrogmember
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Location: NZ


Posted:
I like the non-ravey style on my staff...so I just have brown and black leather nicely woven together by my girlfriend - looks beautiful, and the leather is really nice to spin with! Only trouble is it is hard to see for throws in the dark...............................

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
i weep profusely as i never was lucky enough to have practice staves frown
but i do decorate my fire staves with fuel smile

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mechBRONZE Member
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Posted:
well i tell you what bender teh nest time im in oz (whick would be my sidt) if i can sort it ill make you some pretty practice staves? hows that?

laterdays

Step (el-nombrie)


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Ive got a broomstick! rescued from having staples in it. is brown and dirty on the ends, nice and smooth, slightly bashed.....

ubblove

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
perhaps my firestix can ba considered practice staves, cus mr Bovril wreckons that a lot of aussie staffers have real thin/short stix!
mech ur cool smile

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AdeSILVER Member
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Location: australia


Posted:
I don't have a practice single staff, but do for my doubles:

they are painted red and yellow, with glitter sparkly paint over the top redface
and have red and yellow ribbons on the ends

I think they are pretty to use for daylight stuff

BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford


Posted:
I dont really practice with my practice staff but my fire staff has groovey bright pink holographic tape on it just either side of the handle. But reading all the cool things you've done with your staffs i may have to find my old broomstick and decorate it biggrin

On a slightly different note; is there any way to get rid of the horrid black soot stains on an aluminium staff? Getting the excess soot off is easy but it still leaves yukky stains, any tips?

Ta muchly peace

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Posted:
i dont have a broomstick ubbcrying

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mechBRONZE Member
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Posted:
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Ive got a broomstick! rescued from having staples in it. is brown and dirty on the ends, nice and smooth, slightly bashed.....

ubblove

T wave




and now

Quote:

i dont have a broomstick ubbcrying

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what happened man? hug

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Posted:
i left it in the bongo in edinburgh frown

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originalsmitSILVER Member
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They're wood and have complex celtic / tribal pattern burnt all over the exposed wood using a soldering iron (hours of fun frown but worth it biggrin ). Then they are varnished and sanded for a finish. The ends near the wicks are covered with aluminium tape..




ysee i tried the burning thing when i made my staffs. broom handles varnished and leather bound. i wanted to get some patterns and went as far as designing the celtic or aztec patterns i wanted but the soldering iron just would not burn the wood!!
seriously i tried for ages.
i thought you need a special burny tool clearly i just have a sub standard soldering iron

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Posted:
yeah,

you get special 'pens' for burning work, they are hotter than soldering irons and have a finer tip. If you get a good soldering iron they are hot enough, but they are more expensive.

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DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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Posted:
I can't remember how much mine was but it was cheap, less than 10 euros. I don't know what to say, you shouldn't be having ia problem, if it's made for melting metal, then surely if it can't burn wood it must be broken?

What kind of wood is it? Maybe if it's a harder wood, it might explain it?

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_Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
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Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
BTW, when I perform in the dark I use necklace glowsticks

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