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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:Has anyone had any problems carrying their sticks around?

They must be classed as offensive weapons, but obviously we do have a good a perfectly honest reason for having them with us.

I can remember a friend was once coming out of Camden station when the police arrested him for lewd behaviour. Only joking... they almost arrested him and confiscated his stick as they deemed it an "offensive weapon". It took him 30 minutes to argue and prove the police wrong.

What I dont understand is why would anyone have a weapon with lovely big padded wicking on each end though....

Has anyone else had any hassle with sticks in regards to the police?


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:i know of a girl in newcastle who's group were told they couldnt carry around their sticks. they just made staff bags and the problem went away



never had a problem in Eire though


Love is the law.

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:I carry mine in a fishing rod bag so everyone things I'm going fishing and therefore can't be doing anything wrong.

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Ive got a camping chair bag I use which I foudn at the Reading festival.

Its durable, got pocketses on the outside, and my 1.5m sticks only poke out by about 20 cm at the top. But this isnt a thread about staff bags.

I havent had many problems with the police either, I was just wondering if anyone else had, and what happened/ was said.

smile


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:mmm...ok sorry, but good idea anyway.

I almost had my staffs taken away from me on firewords night last year. I wasn't even playing with them and they got really annoyed.


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: Unfortunatly Can Obtain Fruit

But this isnt a thread about staff bags.

I havent had many problems with the police either, I was just wondering if anyone else had, and what happened/ was said.



the bags thing is pretty much the central issue though jon.

you're not allowed to wander round the streets wearing a hockey mask and carrying an ice hockey stick but if you put them into bags and are on your way to/from practice or a game then its cool.

the police rolleyes
the police broke into my house once.
but that's another story smile


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Well yes..

It might be a question about stick bags..

In which case this Fred is rubbish.

rolleyes

Im sure there was something I wanted to say when I thought of this thread.

Oh well...


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tainted


tainted

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Location: London

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Posted:Ive never had anything other than odd looks from people, and youd think that in Belfast theyd be more likely to stop you.... any who,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers...

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

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Posted:i got stopped by the police on the way out of shepherds bush tube station on the way to a spinning workshop once.



but i had no sticks on me - just juggling balls and poi and they found something much more interesting in my bag to talk to me about anyway... umm redface



damn the police and their cute golden retrievers.



if i had lived in the states i would have been able to sue for violation of due process.



but that's another story too smile





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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The Tea Fairy
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...

Total posts: 853
Posted:Poor Cole, you haven't had much luck with the police, have you?! It's all about bags, my friend. I used to use swords and Jo Staffs in martial arts (so they really were offensive weapons), all our weaponry had to be carried in bags when we went outside the training area. Think it's a law just to reassure the public that you are not intending to suddenly start hitting people. Nobody at the leisure centre was ever bothered if we walked about with staffs though. smile

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:We got harassed for sock poi. Gotta love the NYPD. wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:i'll just say, the police are not my favourite institution and leave it at that i think wink

if i ever got stopped whilst carrying a stick bag and caught flack from police over it, i would mention that i'm legally allowed to carry an assembled shotgun around the street in nothing more than a zip up leather carry case.
i have to have a good reason (going to or from a shoot) and have a shotgun certificate.
compared to that, a couple of firestaffs should seem pretty harmless by comparison.

"all about the bags"
that caused a serious league of gents flashback - thank-you dear smile


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England

Total posts: 896
Posted:Had you not used fabric softener or something? Or did you use Pool balls?

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

Roman, Trippie Hippie,On the way back from Play Festival

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marco


enthusiast
Location: uk

Total posts: 328
Posted:lol,

Can't say that I've ever had a problem with the police and fire props, they turned up one evening where I run a small fire workshop, local amenity park, for which I have secondary permision to use etc, as I recall I was going through some fire breathing demonstrations at the time, with an amused look on their face they simply asked if I considered what I was doing as being safe behaviour.

The only other time, was when I was unloading the car, several conatiners of parafin, came out first, followed by a rucksack containing smaller fire props, I hear this car pull up, assuming it was others turning up for the meet, I then proceeded to dump out of the vehcle four fire staffs, rope dart, several six foot bo staffs, and two kendo sticks, when I turned around one of them had got out and was simply looking at stuff on the floor.

Apparently there had been reports of some damage being caused, so they were just checking up,

I tend to consider it good practice to put a call through to the local police and fire departments when I'm organising a large practice, so I'm well known, probably makes a difference i don't know.

mark


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native
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

native

sleeping with angels
Location: anaheim CA usa

Total posts: 508
Posted:i was interigated by the police brought to the police station and waited there for several hour while they checked my back ground to see if i was aloud to carry a soposed wepon

SLEEP WITH ANGELS muckieha

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

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Posted:Written by: Unfortunatly Can Obtain Fruit

What I dont understand is why would anyone have a weapon with lovely big padded wicking on each end though....





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Konsti


Konsti

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Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria

Total posts: 785
Posted:hehehe i have a good one.

i was in canterbury.

one night we got horribly hammered in town. ucof dissappeared home due to premature wastedness. Jon, its that night u got that huge censored street sign, amongst other things wink

so there i was stumbling home on my own cause the rest decided to go to some crappy club, and i was broke. So im in the middle of canterbury high street and what do i see? some girl spinning firechains. So i walk up and start talking to them. When she gave me the lit poi and i started spinning, 2 cops come around the corner. The cops must have seen 3 wasted people smoking a spliff and playing with fire and all that... But the only thing they did was asking us to walk around the corner and spin there because there was a large group of wasted guys walking down the street and they didnt want them to get hurt by our chains....

I was really surpised that we didnt get into huge trouble....


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bairie fen


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Location: wild wiltshire

Total posts: 165
Posted:found babylon to be generally affable to me ans my sticks over the years ! have taken a fairly frontal approach, twirling on thetube and that and having never really had a bag till recently, and never really had any problems at all! at themost I've had the buggers watch me !
still say fruk em though!
viva la resistance.
although spanish pol;ice are a different story !
suppose its just down to wether your little piggy is having a good day hey !
bilove and keep bashin them coppers !


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:one of my teachers decided that my devil sticks were wepons. i patiently explained to her that she was incredably retarded, as they would break instantly if used as a blunt wepon, but she confiscated them anyway. my assistant principal was inclined to agree with me, but asked me not to bring them anyway.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

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Location: The countryside, Australia

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Post deleted by roarfire

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:lol well we had the cops called on our meet on friday night because we do it under a bridge, someone saw smoke coming from under the bridge and freaked out.. the cop thought it was a cool thing to be doing, provided we were playing safely.

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ugoAgogo
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

ugoAgogo

member
Location: Brighton / Canterbury, United ...

Total posts: 112
Posted:police stopped me in stoke about a month ago, i was carrying my aerotech staff in a wrapped up piece of cloth, spinning it about as i skipped up to the cashpoint ..

two off em stopped me asked me what it was and for, i turned it on pretended drunkenly to be a ninja and they let me go about my buisness, they continued drinking their tea smile


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monkeynamedspank


monkeynamedspank

Padawan
Location: Bolton

Total posts: 197
Posted:I reckon my staff could ause some serious damage, it's a home-made on with bolts poking out of the kevlar and the jagged metal ends of the staff sticking out the ends. I've been told that if I'm attacked dont twirl it, jab it in their faces.

Damn the addictiveness of forums! (Or should it be addictivity?)

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Dragon Princess


stranger
Location: Here, there, elsewhere

Total posts: 50
Posted:How about at airports? Has anyone had problems checking in staffs, or used wicks which clearly smell like an explosive substance?
I've flown with fire poi in and out of about 8 countries with no problems so far, but I'm always a little wary, especially if there are sniffer dogs.


I am glad this is an international game - I learnt in school that the world spins, and now I know it's true.


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:I''ve flown to

Belfast, Scotland (twice), Amsterdam and

wait for it...

New York!! with my sticks and never had a problem.

Wrap em up, stick a fragile sticker on it and off you go.

Though in saying that, One of the lads on the way to uberstaff lost his sticks in transit and one of other lads has one of his broken in half coz they wanted to look inside...


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Posted:I own just a normal weapons permit for anything that looks remotely dangerous in my performance. In some states and other countries the police do provide a theatrical weapons permit, if they don't theres no harm in applying for a normal one. Worth checking out.

Matt.


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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:Written by: ado-p

Though in saying that, One of the lads on the way to uberstaff lost his sticks in transit and one of other lads has one of his broken in half coz they wanted to look inside...



eimhin's stix are still missing frown ryanair have no record of receiving them and gave him a claim form to fill out on our way back. ryanair do not take responsibility for lost 'outsized' luggage and make you sign a waiver when checking it in so he's not gonna get a penny unless he bought insurance. b*stards.

i had to take the rice out of my sock poi at the airport last week too. it took forever..... and then the security guard didn't even bother to ask what they were.... rolleyes


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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2530
Posted:Written by: monkeynamedspank


I reckon my staff could ause some serious damage, it's a home-made on with bolts poking out of the kevlar and the jagged metal ends of the staff sticking out the ends. I've been told that if I'm attacked dont twirl it, jab it in their faces.





but isn't that mike's old staff? tongue


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World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

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Posted:in Australia you cant fly with them at all, either you pay tonns to have them sent especially or you borrow other peopleswhen you arrive(or buy new one, but that costs)

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

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Posted:also, a while ago i flew with juggling clubs and flowersticks in my bag, but on the way back they wouldn't let me, silly bastards

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:i've had rather alot of trouble with the police recently

a while ago it just used to be oh we've had reports of someone throwing flaming tennis balls around etc, some seriously rediculous ideas of what we were doing lol

but recently i have had alot of trouble, when i came back from uberstaff, which was insanely amazing, i whent spinning on the cahtedral green where i always spin. it was a lovely sunny day, a college day, lots of people around and about 20 mins into my lil spin these three lil po po's came and said whats this then, and argued alot with me over whether it was safe to do with so many peoople around, my arguement was of course if they walk into it they deserve to be hit

argh, dont get me started on the problems i have in my garden....stupid neighbors


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