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bluecat
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Posted:made new grips from wetsuit material(neoprene, i think). very, very fine)

will tell you how they stand up to a weekend punishment at uberoz...


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The Misguided Oracle
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Posted:wonder how it'll handle in the wet?
*packs spray bottle for uberoz* tongue hehehe


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DeepSoulSheep
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Posted:Did you actually cut up a wet suit or have you found a cheap way of getting neoprene?

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strugz
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Posted:oooo - good idea rob - expensive mind if you do use a wet suite, saying that you could alway alter the full body ones to a shorty...... that will give you at least 4 grips biggrin

ubblol


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bluecat
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Posted:cheap neoprene.

i'll find the source for yas..


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:what do you make it stick with? how does fuel affect it?

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strugz
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Posted:Fuel shouldnt really get on your grip that much at all dude, make your stickout of whatever you want smile



Found lots of over seas companies selling sheet materials -

this was cheapest so far.



also as far as recyling goes here could be good.



Although shipping charges will apply, the weight shouldnt mean it would cost that much.



**continues UK search**


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Posted:Sweet!



Any more details about what the material is made of mister cat?



Im on the phone to these guys at the mo



www.isg.ie



and they have a few different types of the stuff... Spongy type stuff yeah?



They supply alot of neoprene products to our company for construction and can supply stuff already adhesive backed... which would be sweet



Their gonna fax me some catalogue sheets in the next few minutes


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bluecat
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Posted:um. i don't spin fire with these sticks....

but when i get back to the uk i'll do the same testing you guys will probably aklready willenhavedone

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nice searching.

(geeks)
ubblol


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Posted:Staff grip
I cut up old bicyle tyres - brilliant smile


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Posted:guess that's re-CYCLING!
ubblol geddit?
mwahahahahaa.....
oh wait, that's not that funny....
redface


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bluecat
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Posted:i did that too, several yonks ago, and still do to make kids staffs in a 'make your own staff' workshop.... but i like this sooooo much more. it seems like it will wear less. bike tubes go shiny and nasty eventually, imo.

i'm going to go to the shop in sydney where i can get a carrier bag of neoprene for $1 and bring some over for testing....

off to give them their first uberspin today...


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Posted:Written by: LazyAngel

guess that's re-CYCLING!
ubblol geddit?
mwahahahahaa.....
oh wait, that's not that funny....
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Posted:Written by: Moka

Written by: LazyAngel

guess that's re-CYCLING!
ubblol geddit?
mwahahahahaa.....
oh wait, that's not that funny....
redface


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i don't know what yer talking about i liked it.
now for some neoprene tepookaness...


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Posted:i use the auld bog standard bike tubes too, i find that they give fantastic grip after many MANY soins. the one downfall that ive noticed is weather. when it rains its like spinning a greased eel. love to see how this neoprene stuff feels.

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Posted:doesn't the word 'melty' come into this anywhere? umm

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mcp
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Posted:I was thinking the word flammable.

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DeepSoulSheep
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Posted:"when it rains its like spinning a greased eel."
Are you cutting it into strips and wrapping bike tube tightly?


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Posted:How would that help the eel? wink

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mcp
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Posted:You can put grip on eels!?!?! Tha would sure make contact eel SO much easier!


and hey, neoprene would keep them warm in the water! Result!


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Posted:surely you just wouldn't use eel as grip unless you were harcore and anything els was just too easy.

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Posted:They have that wonderful ability to go from staff to hoop in a few rotations which makes for some erm 'interesting' performances.

Just make sure you don't use an electric one... I tried once and ouch wink


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The Misguided Oracle
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Posted:Written by: yoni

surely you just wouldn't use eel as grip unless you were harcore and anything els was just too easy.

and if you're really really hardcore, you'd be using electric eels


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bluecat
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Posted:um. i haven't put neoprene on my fire staffs. they're my practice/travel ones....

but i will, as soon as i get back to the Yoo-k, and i doubt it'll mely any worse than hockey grip..

and eels are wussy. i use a taipan.


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Posted:Puh, staffers rolleyes

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Posted:I know how to make firemens boots.

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Posted:Wow. Cool.

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Posted:How does it handle fire Rob ?

When fuel leeks down the staff when dipping then burn off, and u have flames that travell up the staff. Does it melt or burn ?


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bluecat
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Posted:like i said, i'll check when in the uk, and able to burn these sticks.

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Posted:so does it melt rob? wink

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bluecat
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Posted:well, ed why don't i try covering you with neoprene tonight, and we can check, now, can't we?

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