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Location: Oudegem (bij dendermonde)
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2006
Total posts: 3
i saw some videos on this site and thought i want to do that to
so i took a broomstick and sawd it of at 120 cm
Most of the time it roles of my thumb
would this problem decrease if i bought one?

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Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
Posted:if you mean it rolls off your thumb due to a lack of grip, then yes, buying a good staff would help (as they come with grips) however you could always just put a grip on the broom handle. I just use tennis or golf grip tape. Can buy it at any good sports store. Typically grips ok.

If you mean that it rolls off your thumb because it goes flying out of your hand, then no, buying one will not help, practice will.

good luck.

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Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:I originally learnt most of my staff with a piece of bamboo, that not only didnt have any grip, but was also unevenly weighted. I found that grip was less important than weighting at the ends of the stick. Old bike inner tube works best for this. The extra weight will make the stick a lot easier to control.

Grip is the next thing on the list, and whilst which is the best sort is a matter of opinion (and several threads on here - have a search for "staff grip" and you'll be laughing), I prefer tennis racquet handle grip tape - available at most sports shops.

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Location: Calgary, Canada
Member Since: 20th Sep 2005
Total posts: 116
Posted:in my opinion store bought staffs are generally too light (the metal ones anyway), my staff is a broom handle thats bee slightly modded to take fire. the whole rolling off thing is probably due to malpractise, it jsut takes a bit of time to get used to the physics of the staff in question. happy spinning

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Location: Oudegem (bij dendermonde)
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2006
Total posts: 3
Posted:thank you
i think i'll tune the broom

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Stripe, NOS, Sub, Spolier, Alloys, Furry dice.
You know the drill.

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Member Since: 9th Jan 2006
Total posts: 0
Posted:hahaha a bosch power drill can do anything!


Location: Norfolk
Member Since: 10th Apr 2006
Total posts: 7
Posted:har har har the idear of Boy racer broom sticks... man i've gota get one of thous to spin!
I've already decided that mine should have 'Sat Nav' to help me err.... limit the amount of staff retrival i'm currently encouring - practic practice and all!

Location: new zealand
Member Since: 24th Nov 2001
Total posts: 210
Posted:why not try a martial arts/some sort of hardwood staff and put aluminium pipe and kevlar on the ends?

they can last for years that way, and if u need to u can wack your friends if they diss your moves lol.

i like a wood called tawa in new zealand; its hard, slightly (ever so slightly) whippy and not to heavy.

i had a real good staff of that once, unbreakable except through massive mistreatment...................

what about nashi wood?


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:just some inspiration if you love kung fu films is this........


the main bloke i'm on about is hwang jang li or "thunder leg" this guy is amazing to watch..........he can block, grapple and attack using just his legs........it's what he preffers 70% legs 30% hands

amazing fighter ubblove


Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:I've seen that film! But his review is quite misleading: this film is mostly about insance acrobatics, fighting with chickens, and young men being rash and getting their father figures killed.

I dunnoe what his review was about... confused

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