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Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Hello all! I'm very new to fire staffs. infact i don't own one at this point in time, i got a metal curtain rail with 2 sponges sticky taped to either side as padding. Anyway, to the point, i'm getting a proper fire staff for christmas(ain't mum's great), and i want to know what kind of wick i need, i've checked this site and i see wick that come's in strips, is this the right one, or is there a wick especialy made for fire staffs?

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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TheApprovingNinja
TheApprovingNinja

From the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 8th Jul 2003
Total posts: 371
Posted:The wick you want is called kevlar it comes in strips.

If you're mums getting you one I'd recomend going to Oddballs in London and getting a steve staff or getting one from tePooka toys http://www.tepookatoys.com
(insert shameless self promotion), the ones off this site are good too.

Always make sure that you get kevlar wicks sometimes if you get them in thailand they make them out of asbestos which is not nice.

If you are making your own there's loads of articles about on construction. Which are easy to find by doing a serach for them.

Good luck


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Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:ok, and will i need to buy the kevlar threat aswell?

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Go to oddballs. Get a steve staff. They are nice. (Don't be told otherwise wink )

Bssically what ApprovingNinja said smile


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Seye
Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted:Try to head to a place you can check a few out to see how they feel - oddballs on camden lock is usually pretty handy.

Dont worry too much about wick. When you get a staff it will usually already have wick on it (otherwise it is more a stick really, anyway...) which should last absolutely ages.

For a bit more info have a read of this.

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Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Thanks a lot for your help guy's and girls smile

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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okami
newbie

Member Since: 18th Jul 2007
Total posts: 1
Posted:omg oddballs rocks i'm in there like, everytime i go to camden [i'm the short girl with dark hair who looks at the contact juggling stuff and the skateboards]

i'll be seeing you oddballa people soon, i'm buying a staff cos i like to buy random things then learn how to use them and staff looks like fun.
hehe, oh yeah, and if odd balls staff read this, has my black ball come in yet? my names maria btw,[you wrote me down]

sorry to use this as a kinda oddballs talky-to-and-about thingy completely off topic

sorry
smile biggrin juggle


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Yakumo
Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:I don't know that the oddballs guys actually post here, sorry..

They are lovely tho, I wish they would, span in the park opposite the Camden shop with them a few months back juggle weavesmiley


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simta
simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted:the shop in brighton is a bit poo tho was kinda dissapointing

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:I like the Brighton Oddballs shop. wink Helpful guys in there, although they seem very Diabolo-inclined.

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

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simta
simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted:it is mostly full of over priced hoodies n skate shoes, all the equipment is badly organised and in the corner of the shop, and the staff looked at me quite moodily as i did wander over into the corner to look what stuff was actually there

have they had it rearranged recently???


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I dunno but if max is there he's very useful and normally gives me a discount ubblol probably because I go there knowing what I want and lots of it. best to check the website first and give them a call wink

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Na, the shop is still divided in half - with circus stuff at the back near the counter and skate cloths/trainers etc near the door.

I don't know their names, but the two guys I always see are always really interested in what Circus stuff you're buying. wink And insist on giving a demonstration!! ubblol

I bought my staff there real cheap, and then modified it when I got home with better grip and massive wicks. biggrin

I guess they need the skate cloths and such to keep the place going. :-\


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:When I went in they tried demonstrating a staff I was looking at (with disdain to be honest) and I nearly wet myself with laughter, should have asked if he wanted someone who could use the props to work there.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:He did try and convince me that the three-piece inner core Fire Staff was fantastic and as sturdy as a one-piece.

He was very disappointed when I didn't buy it...

I hate three-pieces.
I love the handiness of carrying them around, but I hate spinning them.

As I said, the guys in Brighton seem to be more Juggling and Diabolo inclined. smile


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:^^ what do you hate most about them, out of curiousity?

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Hate was maybe a strong word. tongue

But I have played around with five different 3-pieces, one of which was my own, and I decided that I dislike the,m throughly.

They feel poorly weighted, and they begin to rattle after a while, and they feel far too flimsy for my liking - despite each of them being advertised as 'sturdy as a one-piece'. After spinning a solid one-piece, I don't think I could ever spin a flimsy 3-piece again.

Maybe I've just had experiences with particularly poor 3-pieces, but from what I've heard and form what I *have* experienced, they are certainly on my dislike list. wink


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:u must have a defective one... i have innercores and they are sturdy for me and i have a very martial style and throw them heaps.

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Alex_M
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Member Since: 19th Dec 2008
Total posts: 2
Posted:I recently discovered that theres some new kids on the block that make some proper nice staffs of all kinds , fire ,practice, contact etc.. and they also supply Oddballs with them!

http://flamesngames.co.uk/section/6/1/staffs___staves_
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http://flamesngames.co.uk/section/82/1/fng_aluminium_fire_staffs___contact_fire_staffs_

EDITED_BY: Alex_M (1229679580)


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