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Damo
Damo

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Location: Lincoln UK
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 18
Posted:And I'm well cuffed.

Just wanted to share that biggrin


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:can i have a go then when you're finished with it please?

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Damo
Damo

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Location: Lincoln UK
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 18
Posted:Sure.

So far my poor coffee table has been on the receiveing end of it twice.


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Kombi guy
Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 224
Posted:Cant remember my first fire staff frown
But hey, happy twirling anyways smile


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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:What kind of staff you get? Is it shiney?

Can i play too?


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Damo
Damo

newbie
Location: Lincoln UK
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 18
Posted:It's shiney, with a black grip.

Of course you can play too.


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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:oohhh is an inner core.... i got one of those too...

there very spinny


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Damo
Damo

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Location: Lincoln UK
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 18
Posted:it is very well balanced and light.

I see the start of a beautiful relationship smile


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Can I have a play too please?

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Damo
Damo

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Location: Lincoln UK
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 18
Posted:Form an orderly queue smile

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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:UCOF can go first coz he asked first and thats fair.

but me next coz i broke BOTH my staffs tonight. My wooden one and my inner core. darn.


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Silly sod.



Did you break the new one as well?



what were you doing with them to break them?



*note: you cannot stop tanks with a fire staff. Doing this is extreemly dangerous for your helf*


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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:The inner core is jammed, cant get one half it off, bit its still usable, or will be when i calm down and fix it.

the wooden one broke because it was made of some s*ite wood with a veneer and i kicked it

*note* do not kick your staff if you dont know what its made of....

now i shall not be highjacking Damo's Happy Staff Thread because getting a staff is lovely wonderous experience and muchly fun.

instead i shall wait politley in line for a turn.... smile

what color is it damo?


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Mayhem
stick boy!
Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 117
Posted:Im on my second staff now, as i broke my first one kicking it as well. Its a thick wooden dowel rod staff that i made myself, from the model of my first that was made for me....very easy. Love the contact shtuff, getting better...now if only i can learn the matrix....thanx Meg and Rob and Andre and all you other staffers that inspire me. spank
I want an innercore, would be much thinner than my wood staff methinks. How do they stand up to being kicked? Do they seem flimsy at all? Let me know, if you know.

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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Inner cores are very bouncy and kinda wobble when kicked. hard to break though...

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rrragghh!
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 121
Posted:my first staff is in the post biggrin yay for first staffs

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Mayhem
stick boy!
Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 117
Posted:Anyone know if innercore works well for contact staff? Any probs with it?

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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:i would say grand for basic stuff, but you really need something with a more consistant balance along the staff for really rolly rolls.... smile

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Mayhem
stick boy!
Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 117
Posted:kewl! thanks for the info. i thought it looked kinda suspect for contact stuff, tho i like the concept and form of the innercore. guess i will keep making my own.... beerchug

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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Concentrate are currently working on a breakdown version of a staff for contact complete with longer flat grip and such...

Their lovely guys and more than willing to customize for ya...


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I want to learn to do contact staff. I've been watching all the videos and it looks so cool. Give an utter novice (I've never even seen a staff IRL before, so really have no idea) some makes and names of staff that will be good to learn with please. I'm starting my Christmas list!

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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:ah a common mistake

you have confused me giving giving advice with actually knowing what i am talking about. ubblol

im tryin to tech myself contact (have a look in my learning thread in staff moves for updates, i am about to post what i almost learned last night ubblol). I found it much easier to do contact with a wooden staff (1.5m) i bought in dublin. They sell the exact same ones on firetoys.co.uk

from what i have gleaned from the uber staffers that tantalize us with their magical skills the key seems to be in the weight and balance of the staff. Most seem to go for a bit heavier and a bit longer (1.5m) though some do use light but well balanced staffs too. A bit of weight at each ends really helps with the essential momentum contact seems to require.

There is some really sage advice in articles by bluemincat/pk and others on poi in the park. I highly recommend it for beginners. Helped me bundles..

also, have a look at mcp's contact tutorial website.... its the job...


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Damo
Damo

newbie
Location: Lincoln UK
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 18
Posted:Written by: ado-p

what color is it damo?



Silver with a black grip.

In one of my more adventurus moments last night I bounced it off my knee. A word of advice, do it a bit above the knee, otherwise it hurts like hell.


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I'm only 5'4 so 1.5 m is only 5" shorter than me. Isn't that going to be a bit long? I had a look at firetoys and the practice staff go from 245g up to 630g. The ones they call contact look.....um.....well......like sickly candy.

I'm not sure if I am looking in the right place on HoP ,but if I am there doesn't seem like a huge selection.

I think I need a bit more advice please......anyone? biggrin


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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:I stripped the sparky crap off my contact staff.....

but like i said above, i kicked it and it broke in half.

I would also like to add here the the inner core is a yummy spinny lovely staff...

Why not make your own? Thats what im doing.....

There is a wealth of info on here about making staffs, Klaymens thread is particularly good....


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