Red_RaveNGOLD Member
Neo - Hippie
358 posts
Location: Sala, Slovakia


Posted:
so I made myself a practice contact staff and as I didn't have anything else I have wrapped the grip in wool. It's quite nice to the touch tho a little slippery when spinning contact stuff.. anyone tried this..? or on a fire staff..?

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SebPenguin of Mass Destruction and Tricky Bugger to the court of Claire the Askew
643 posts
Location: Check behind you.


Posted:
Not me, the staves (staffs?) I've made just have orange duct tape or PVC stuff all along the bar apart from the end decorations. I've been thinking of trying some fabric tape for the grip of one cos that's what my circus seems to use for theirs lots. Interesting idea though. What sort of wool did you use ( knitting yarny stuff wrapped around the handle, a recangle of fabric..)?

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SebPenguin of Mass Destruction and Tricky Bugger to the court of Claire the Askew
643 posts
Location: Check behind you.


Posted:
And I think I've killed the thread. #Mourns# frown

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


Posted:
cricket bat grip tape.. works really well for the main grip and then use wool / gaffa / pvs tape, for the rest of the staff....

SickpuPpyNinja Rockstar!
1,100 posts
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.


Posted:
Never even thought of wool. I could see how that would be comfey if you can make it stay put.

But then, my staff doesn't even have anything but bare metal for grip. I just have referance points taped out so I can feel where center is and how close I'm getting to my wicks. Other than for referance I've never found a need for an actual "grip".

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Disc0annoying boy
160 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
i use a wooden staff, which is really thick and heavy and has quite bad "grip". but still, i don't think it's needed at all. what is the point in having a added "grip". not getting too cold hands from holding your metal sticks? wink

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robertsBRONZE Member
Member
91 posts
Location: knoxville, tennessee, usa


Posted:
grips soak up excess fuel, sweat, dew, and other unwanted moisture. they provide padding for big throws. sometimes the friction is helpful. best of all, it gives us something else to discuss on these boards

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Red_RaveNGOLD Member
Neo - Hippie
358 posts
Location: Sala, Slovakia


Posted:
Seb I used a wool for knitting.. Anyone who held the staff said it was very comfortable, tho for contact stuff there are better materials it's just I don't have any avilable.

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

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Posted:
I need help with taping my dragon staff.. The center point is marked but how do u tape the sections beyond the centerpoint? I see slot of people mark the staff in 4 sections is there a measurement for the length between the center point and the outer parts that people mark when they are first learning? Please help

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