surfertrollnewbie
15 posts
Location: london


Posted:
hi guys

wondering if any one can help me

i'm thinking up a new staff idea

its a staff with 2 90 degree turns in it so u end up with a s shaped staff

anyone tried this before? or can anyone help me in where to get the metal bent???

also i was wondering about getting/building a sword does anyone know where i could get one or how to go about building one??


cheers for any help

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Firewuffmember
26 posts
Location: Melbourne


Posted:
Bending tube isn't a huge deal, most mechanics who do body work or exahust work could prob do it for you.

Swords? in london I've got no Idea, but try markets and roleplaying shops usually carry display type swords in Australia. Just watch the hilt as they can be very weak unless made properly (price is no indicator here).

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surfertrollnewbie
15 posts
Location: london


Posted:
cheers mate
thanks i will have a look around over the summer as i'm writting my final year dissertation at the minute

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stongsfireGOLD Member
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53 posts
Location: Washington D.C.


Posted:
how would you wick a "s" shaped staff........up to the bends? I thought about a slickel type staff a while ago but I wasn't sure how to go about wicking it.

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
fire is so bright, that the handle is often the only visible part of a fire-sword underneath all that fire. Even then, your hand obscures it.

Some of the more exotic wushu swords have cresent blades at the handle and along the blade, is that the sort of fire tool you seek?

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surfertrollnewbie
15 posts
Location: london


Posted:
hi
i reckon if i wick the s shaped staff in the same way a normal staff

however i was planning on the s being more to one side

ie 2/3 the way along and have a smaller wick on the shorter end to save burn injuries

and a realy big wick on the other end

a sicket shaped one sounds really interesting

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LazyAngelGOLD Member
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2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
just a word of warning: if you do double s shaped staff like you describe, might look like a flaming swastika: which could get you in no end of trouble...

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GelflingBRONZE Member
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665 posts
Location: Chepstow & Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Bending metal is simple - get yourself a pipe bender. These can be bought or hired from your local handware store. As for wicking you might want to try kevlar rope.

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surfertrollnewbie
15 posts
Location: london


Posted:
no just the single staff is enough but the flaming swastika ideas sounds very amusing hahaha

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
you will need a bender.

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ShawnFmember
162 posts
Location: Springfield, MA - USA


Posted:
Check out the video "In Motion With Michael Moschen" which was made by PBS (and I think is sold on Dube). Moschen is the guy that started contact juggling, but has also done a lot of other stuff. In that video he does double staff with sticks shaped like an S. They aren't super curved, but enough to be noticible and they give a pretty magical effect when spun. He also incorporates some moves where the staffs kind of lock together in various ways.

Shawn

darkpoetBRONZE Member
Irish
525 posts
Location: Dallas.........ish, USA


Posted:
if you want some crazy idea...make a fire naganita....but if your going to....PLEASE make sure the blades arent live...and are rounded not square...

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ShuBRONZE Member
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538 posts
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN), South Africa


Posted:
try a double ended war axe... on fire!

we're working on it...

but it's gonna be alot of fire!

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Firewuffmember
26 posts
Location: Melbourne


Posted:
Though of making a 2.4 meter staff with about 700mm of wick on each end. I can twirl (be it slowly) and do some of my normal tricks.....anyone tried it?

the only sticking point is the cost of that much wick....

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Sam JelfsBRONZE Member
member
26 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ive got a 2.4m fire staff with 1 meter of 100mm wick on each end.... its an absolute monster and weighs sooo much! but at the same time it is muchos fun to play with and the flames / trails look so cool! the main issue i have is transporting the thing!

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