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whosbasil


whosbasil

newbie
Location: sunnie coast/blackbutt

Total posts: 18
Posted:hey guys, can anyone tell me a good length for double staffs, i'm probably going to make them myself so any other tips are welcome, but mainly i want to know the length in relation to my body
thanks
basil


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ElectricBlue
SILVER Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

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Location: Canberra

Total posts: 810
Posted:The dules that i use are fairly small
They are short enough so that if i hold the middle the wick can safly parse my arm pit.
i think if they were longer i would have troubles


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chris19
SILVER Member since Feb 2006

chris19

newbie
Location: Mnchendorf, AUSTRIA

Total posts: 17
Posted:I'm planning to mkae mine 1m each. But I don't have any experience with double staffs so it's just my feeling.

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Gremlin_Lou


Gremlin_Lou

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 131
Posted:I'm on a 4ft one, which seems ok, a bit shorter than i'm used to though, so there has been much singe-ing.

Should be a good length once I get used to it though.


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marco


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Location: uk

Total posts: 328
Posted:
Made a 6 foot, and five foot, and recently four foot pairs of doubles, the larger sizes obviously not good for inside plane work

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d-eye
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

d-eye

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Location: Canberra

Total posts: 60
Posted:depends on what you prefer and like, mine are approx 5ft.

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FireTom


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Posted:for sure there's a thread about this one already? tongue wink



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To ask others for a perfect length of double staff for you is as asking others for your perfect girlfriend... the answer is only within YOU! (IMHO)



Personally I prefer to have staff (single or double) that I can hold and they still pass my chest with arms extended.. I can do more moves that's all... Just to pass my chest when spun horizontally, then I'm fine can also still do contact and throws. Shorter is harder (for me) to do contact...



But everybody has his own preference, some LOVE (double) staff 6ft long (1,80cm) - with these I would feel limited, I'd always have to watch out whether they hit the floor or myself and I couldn't pick up speed...



So it's about trial and err and can be practised with a regular wodden pole... remember it depends strongly on what you want to do with it...



Good luck

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jublian
GOLD Member since Nov 2005

jublian

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Location: Melbourne, ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Total posts: 108
Posted:my first set are 95 cm. i find these very comfortable but i will probably make/ buy a pair around 120 some time inthe future

"Quote coming soon..."

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:What is "uncomfortable"? confused

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whosbasil


whosbasil

newbie
Location: sunnie coast/blackbutt

Total posts: 18
Posted:thanks fire tom, and yes i'm sure theres one of these threads too but i couldn't find it in my searching
so in short it seems that i won't get a straight answer from anyone, damn. so how come people could tell me how long my single staff should be? (up to the middle of my chest) oh well i guess i asked different people.
thanks anyway
basil


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d-eye
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

d-eye

Member
Location: Canberra

Total posts: 60
Posted:get two pieces of wood dowel the length of your current staff. Play with them a bit, if they are too uncomfortable then trim them until you get a comfortable length.

You may want to weight the end of the staves too while testing.


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jhorel


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Total posts: 1
Posted:guys for fire double staff.. do you know where or what site can i watch a video for a beginner tutorial for both hand specially for hand that your having a problem in spinning... thank in advance... by the way i'm from philippines. white

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willworkforfoodjnr
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

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Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Total posts: 1046
Posted:http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Library-Staff-Double-Staff-4_87_0
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