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Mumbojumbo
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

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Location: Lund, Sweden

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Posted:Guess whos proud owner of an absolutely flat concentrate contact staff? confused Well, the question is of course rhetorical, but I'll answer it anyway: Me!!! biggrin

Got it two days ago, after exchanging loads of mails with the guys in Melbourne and it's great! Flat, flexible, nice balance, huge wicks. Strongly recommended.

I did pay for it, so I'm not bribed, just a very happy staffer. I've waited ages for it, and broken two wooden staffs in the meantime, it's like christmas! I'm in ubblove


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:Flat? How so?

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Posted:I don't get it...

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MikeIcon
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Posted:What are the advantages of a flat staff? I would think flat would be harder?

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Posted:Its like spinning a plank..

I've tried that... It certainly aint easy...


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:do you mean flat 'innercore' or flat 'one piece' staves? if it's the former, fantastic!! if it's the latter, then sweet, they are my favourite doubles.
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Mumbojumbo
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

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Location: Lund, Sweden

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Posted:Some clarifications needed, obviously. No, it's not a plank, but an innercore without the contoured handle, hence 'flat'. Smooth might be a better word for it? You know, even thickness, from one wick to the other.

Simply great! smile


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

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Posted:spinning with a plank is muchos fun. But you can't do steves, which is a bit annoying.

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The Misguided Oracle
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

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Posted:Written by: bender

do you mean flat 'innercore' or flat 'one piece' staves? if it's the former, fantastic!! if it's the latter, then sweet, they are my favourite doubles.


I don't get how a flat innercore is going to help...


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Posted:Written by: mcp

spinning with a plank is muchos fun. But you can't do steves, which is a bit annoying.



Yup smile

Trying also hurts alot... But I can't do steves very well anyway... biggrin


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:Written by: The Misguided Oracle

Written by: bender

do you mean flat 'innercore' or flat 'one piece' staves? if it's the former, fantastic!! if it's the latter, then sweet, they are my favourite doubles.


I don't get how a flat innercore is going to help...


the pronounced contours can obstruct the roll of a contact move.
contact movements typically involve the staff sliding at angles.
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The Misguided Oracle
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Posted:From what i gather (and reading the other thread) it sounds like the grip itself is flush with the staff...

but how's that different from having a smooth uncontoured grip that spans almost the entire staff (of course leaving some space so that nothing burns)? since all you need is your working/playing area of the staff to be smooth (or so it seems to me).

I'm a noob, so please pardon my questions.


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:that's ok my friend.
the courage to ask is often rewarded (unless scientology is involved)

there perhaps is a misunderstanding, the new concentrate handle only spans a few centimetres. if you like to keep the hairs on your hands, it's perhaps wiser not to stray to close to each end of the staff.

hairy hands are sek-si.


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