maddocknewbie
7 posts
Location: victoria, BC


Posted:
i'm curious to know, if anyone else's staves have become a bit bent here and there after practice. i just made my first one tonight and i quite like it. it's definitely heavier... but the momentum swings it so smooothly. anyway ! biggrin

after 2 or 3 hours, of practicing and numerous drops... i put it down on the ground and it rolled away, but with that warped roll.

just curious if anyone else's practice staff is a bit wobbly here and there... or are they all perfectly and infinitely straight. wink

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
my staff is a bender

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LazyAngelGOLD Member
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2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
my staff is bent: I don't know if it's from warping or hitting me so often

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strugzBRONZE Member
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3,964 posts
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
bend they will - most annoying it is - mainly from drops ive discovered........... i guess the trick is - dont drop smile

Can make contact more intersting mind - bent staffs like to jump around the body rather than rolling rolleyes

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T&BBRONZE Member
Me
607 posts
Location: London/Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
don't use them as a pole volt if you want them to stay straight (or at least thats want other people tell me rolleyes )

Maybe I should change this too something abit nicer, humm no I still think your all Ccensoredt


ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
indeed, bend they will, doesnt matter how carefull you are. aside from dropping them i find i get bends from catching the helicoptor throws to hard on my palm. took me ages to figure out what was going on.

after a while you'll stop worrying about getting them bent and you'll find that bending them back is a skill of its own. my bendiness test is the steve... smooth steve = straight staff

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mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
I once had the perfect bent staff, that rolled true while still being bent... Ahhhhh. ubblove but I lost it. frown

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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Have you tried finding it? wink

mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
Yes. spank spank spank spank

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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Really?
We just re-wicked a staff I've had for about ten years and there's no bends!

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mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
depends on the metal. As glass says: Therre are many different types of ali.

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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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marcoenthusiast
328 posts
Location: uk


Posted:

Don't think I ever bent one of the staffs I make, and they get subject to some serious abuse, including some full contact combat staff,

mark

quietanalytic
503 posts
Location: bristol


Posted:
wood

ture na sig


jc_firetricksBRONZE Member
enthusiast
205 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Written by: marco



Don't think I ever bent one of the staffs I make, and they get subject to some serious abuse, including some full contact combat staff,

mark




How long are these staffs you speak of?

KyrianDreamer
4,308 posts
Location: York, England


Posted:
my practice ones are dowel... they do not bend! Despite years of using it as a practice staff I don't think Kinudin ever bent the firestaff I made for him tho... So apparently i'm good there to biggrin

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FyreBRONZE Member
enthusiast
315 posts
Location: Finland


Posted:
My staff bent after the first few times I twirled it. It has no effect on the spinning, but burnoffs are harder to do with a bent staff than with a perfectly straight one.

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Zauberdachsenthusiast
220 posts
Location: The village of Edinburgh


Posted:
Mine aren't bent but then most of them aren't over 1.2m long smile I've had a 1.5m long staff for years now, unbent, but it has a 23mm diameter and in the inner wall is quite thick, so quite a solid staff. Still quite light as it is made from Ali.

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entheogenGOLD Member
member
173 posts
Location: Berlin, Germany


Posted:
Written by: T&B


don't use them as a pole volt if you want them to stay straight (or at least thats want other people tell me rolleyes )




Hmmm, I started teaching contact moves to a guy who does just that- with a 'short' pole vaulting stick (2 meters). Mostly though he uses to staff in floor acrobatics and continually jumps with his full weight on the staff. Three years of serious beating and its still as good as new.

His staff is much too wide for my taste, but it would never bend.

The diameter is much too thick for my taste,

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entheogenGOLD Member
member
173 posts
Location: Berlin, Germany


Posted:
Written by: T&B


don't use them as a pole volt if you want them to stay straight (or at least thats want other people tell me rolleyes )




Hmmm, I started teaching contact moves to a guy who does just that- with a 'short' pole vaulting stick (2 meters). Mostly though he uses to staff in floor acrobatics and continually jumps with his full weight on the staff. Three years of serious beating and its still as good as new.

His staff is much too wide for my taste, but it would never bend.

'There are two mantras in life, yum and yuk. I choose yum.'


-sandy-BRONZE Member
old hand
716 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
i use a metal (steel) staff with a wooden core. i dont know if its cos its steel or the core but it has never bent. The last one i had was the same and it lasted me 2 years before some swine nicked it at play.

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Alioshamember
57 posts
Location: Berlin, somewhere


Posted:
My newest staff is 1,5m long and more or less 2,5cm thick; with wood inside (not all wood, it already weight far too much the way it is: 1,5kg).
After 6 months of beating me in the face (I am trying to learn contact, and learning a lot about pain) and falling to the ground (good old spinning), it's still VERY straight.
I have hopes for the future (but I am afraid of my next plane flight).
I proudly show my staff here: https://www.aliosha.org/genius/images/staff.jpg

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LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK


Posted:
sandy...you got it nicked at play frown

thats really big ammounts of crap!!!

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Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film


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