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bluecatgeek, level 1
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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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jcrsGOLD Member
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Posted:
wonder how it'll handle in the wet?
*packs spray bottle for uberoz* tongue hehehe

DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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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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strugzBRONZE Member
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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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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
cheap neoprene.

i'll find the source for yas..

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

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strugzBRONZE Member
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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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ado-pGOLD Member
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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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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


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

biggrin

nice searching.

(geeks)
ubblol

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GlåssDIAMOND Member
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Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


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

LazyAngelGOLD Member
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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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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


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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MokaGOLD Member
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Posted:
Written by: LazyAngel


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



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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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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



spank That was BAD!



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

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doctor_fandangoGOLD Member
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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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mcpPLATINUM Member
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Posted:
I was thinking the word flammable.

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DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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Location: Berlin, Ireland


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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Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
How would that help the eel? wink

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


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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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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yoniGOLD Member
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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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Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


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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jcrsGOLD Member
the floor is a sea of tigers...
404 posts

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

bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


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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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Puh, staffers rolleyes

I have deadly spiders at the end of my poi... just in case of fck-ups.


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mcpPLATINUM Member
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Posted:
I know how to make firemens boots.

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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Wow. Cool.

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jc_firetricksBRONZE Member
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Location: Brisbane, Australia


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 ?

bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


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

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DentrassiGOLD Member
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Posted:
so does it melt rob? wink

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


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

wink

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