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maddock


maddock

newbie
Location: victoria, BC

Total posts: 7
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


To lead people, walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

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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:my staff is a bender

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:my staff is bent: I don't know if it's from warping or hitting me so often

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
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


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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T&B
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

T&B

Me
Location: London/Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 607
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

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
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

smile


Love is the law.

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:I once had the perfect bent staff, that rolled true while still being bent... Ahhhhh. ubblove but I lost it. frown

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Have you tried finding it? wink

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Yes. spank spank spank spank

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Really?
We just re-wicked a staff I've had for about ten years and there's no bends!


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:depends on the metal. As glass says: Therre are many different types of ali.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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marco


enthusiast
Location: uk

Total posts: 328
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


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quiet


quiet

analytic
Location: bristol

Total posts: 503
Posted:wood

ture na sig

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jc_firetricks
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 205
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?


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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
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

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

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Fyre
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Fyre

enthusiast
Location: Finland

Total posts: 315
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.

If we can`t live in peace then fu*k it, let`s die.
The owner of Chellybeans right arm!


Peace -Fyre-

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Zauberdachs


Zauberdachs

enthusiast
Location: The village of Edinburgh

Total posts: 220
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.

smile


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entheogen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

entheogen

member
Location: Berlin, Germany

Total posts: 173
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,


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

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entheogen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

entheogen

member
Location: Berlin, Germany

Total posts: 173
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.'

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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 716
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.

"Don't do it naked!"

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Aliosha


Aliosha

member
Location: Berlin, somewhere

Total posts: 57
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: http://www.aliosha.org/genius/images/staff.jpg


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"Angels fly because they don't take themselves too seriously"
G.C. Chesterson

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:sandy...you got it nicked at play frown

thats really big ammounts of crap!!!


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
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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