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ado-p
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Posted:SO i just found out that Aerotech are not gonna be making staffs anymore. In fact, oif you want one then today is the last day you can order one eek

In light of this news...

I have a question

What colors should i get?

smile

and/or should i wait for something cooler to come along? I've been waiting a while mind...


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TheBovrilMonkey
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Posted:Wow - do you know if they have any plans to make a new, cooler staff at some point or if they're never planning to make a staff ever again?

*starts wondering if they're going to be dropping any other toys soon*

I think I'd wait for something cooler - what happens when your shiney new staff breaks? If they're not making any more they're not going to replace it, even if it's under warranty.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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ado-p
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Posted:Yeah

They said they want to concentrate on the new programmable (from your pc) clubs. And after that, balls.

So it will be about a year before they start developing a staff.

I know what you mean about waiting. But i've been saving my ass off to buy these things and now its make or break....

grrr


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Mags The Jedi
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Posted:Dude, if you really want one (and I lust after my friend's one daily) I say buy it now. Sure, Bov's got a point about it breaking, but if you're like every other person I know that owns one, you'll take REAL good care of it. smile

And if something better comes along in the future, then worry about that then. You might get hit by a bus tomorrow, but at least you'll be carrying a glowing rod. ubblol

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Richee
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Posted:Blue.



:R


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coleman
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Posted:just don't tell nate and buy his ones, quickstyle! wink

really though, don't wait around ado - they've had those new superclubs 'ready' since last summer.

remember the glopoi redesign?
whenever aerotech give a new product release date, you need to add about 12-18 months to it wink


cole. x


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ado-p
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Posted:Well thats me decided then. smile

Now all i have to do is decide what colors

I reckon im gonna go for Bue and White in the middle and Orange on the tips.

Any recomendations? I've only ever seen strugz ones and they are sweeet.


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simian


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Posted:get a shorter one.

the big uns are wibbly wobbly bendy flexy and crap.

130-150cm are the nicest IMO smile

blue with orange tips / white? ooooh that'll be pretty.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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ado-p
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Posted:150cm?

Isnt the biggest size 145cm? Thats what i was thining of getting...

I am confused?

Whats the shortest you reckon i could get away without sacrificing geeky tech contact?

not to mention flowy ugly fun contact?

are the shorter ones thinner? probably not....


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simian


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Posted:oops, getting confused by metricness...

i meant 4 foot-ish

which is actually 120cm

shorter ones are the same thickness

and i reckon should be better for contact, because they flex less.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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ado-p
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Posted:120 might be a bit short for me i think.

i've spent the last two years playing with 150's

So it'l be 130+ at the very least.

140 i reckon...

I dont remember strugz ones being that flexi though...? The olderstyle ones were i know but i though with th new outer casing thet wasnt the case anymore.


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simian


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Posted:even the newest 5 footish aerotechs i still find way too flexy for me. Less bendy than they used to be, but still bleurgh. The ickler ones feel far superior, but everyone gets the big ones anyhoo... shrug

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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strugz
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Posted:Big ones are good smile

The new design they had making them thinker and being filled with clear silicone minimises flexing.

Mine flex a little but not alot.

Good choice in colours Ado smile

Although against white the orange will look red - my meteors are that colour smile

Simian - your small biggrin

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coleman
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Posted: Written by: simian


The ickler ones feel far superior, but everyone gets the big ones anyhoo... shrug



not *everyone* wink


cole. x


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Posted:indeed smile what length is Bam's white\green? That is a "yummy length".

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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ado-p
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Posted:Smaller would be grand for doubles but i want to be able to spin one at a time too. And i think longer would be better for that....

hmmm


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coleman
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Posted: Written by: simian


indeed smile what length is Bam's white\green? That is a "yummy length".



bam's stick is only 85cm - but she is quite ickle too smile

any indication on how long they'll be making staffs for ado-p?

i'm thinking they will probably continue until they have the new versions out which i reckon will still be a year or two down the line...


cole. x


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ado-p
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Posted:I got an email from them this morning that said they would not be taking any more orders for staffs after monday frown

Im gonna call them now and order mine. smile

Im still in two minds about the length. confused

but hey, long or short. They'll be bloody bright!!!

bounce2 for Aerotechs!!!


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coleman
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Posted: Written by: ado-p


I got an email from them this morning that said they would not be taking any more orders for staffs after monday frown



eek

that sucks big time - they are essentially abandoning a whole section of their customer base frown

if there wasn't such little competition, an action like that would be very bad for business.


cole. x


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they do porridge."
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ado-p
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Posted:exactly, its a real pity. Especially since i was holding out so long in the hop that something bigger and more badass was coming along.

Where are Iluminati at?

I just ordered em anyway wink...

2 x 1.45m Blue and White Staffies with Orange ends.

The will still support the staffs till the end of there little glowy lives...


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strugz
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Posted:So we going to play at the BJC Ado P smile



Blue white and orange ends......



you getting two biggrin



alternate the colours of the blue and white on each stick wink



dont want two tottally the same now - do you?



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ado-p
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Posted:What do you mean by alternatoing the colors?

I was gonna have them the same. coz im anal like that...

but now that you mention it...


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strugz
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Posted:ie

always orange end both sticks..........

but:

turn off colour 2 on each stick

one will be blue with orange ends

the other will be white with orange ends

and vice versa smile

make sense?

if not ill take some pix of mine this evening and post them here. smile


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ado-p
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Posted:Ah now i see...



I can program them like that though eh?



I thought you meant it was something i need to order into the design...


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ado-p
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Posted:And yes...

We will play at PLAY!!!

smile


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strugz
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Posted:not quite mate no.



colour 1 glows from the middle and each end.



colour two glows from either side of the middle.



so you get either a stick that looks like a double ended light sabre, or a stick that glows from centre with colourd ends on.



The coloured ends are combined with the colour used to make the middle glow.



Hope that make sense.



but to sum it up if you split a staff into 5 sections



1 being the middle.



leaving two either side, the ends will be tied to the middle (your orange) and the others will be your alternate colour........



shite does that even make sense lol



............ im going back to lunch me finx.......



will post a pic later - this is part of the design smile


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Lavatwilight
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Posted:no more staffs but i dont have the money to order the companion to my stick, thats pooey i have a 1.3m stick now as its just been repaired and made longer, grrrrrrr
if only i had 300 grrrrrr


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Posted:Awww no. There goes me speniding my burfdai money on a bigger 'tech. My teeny 1 metre stick just doesn't do it for me any more. Ah well... looks like I'll have to make do.

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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ado-p
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Posted:Makes no sense at all smile

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Posted:ar. convenient there be pirate pook staffs in the making.
avast!


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Awww crap!

Now I can't find my old 'tech staff!

frown

"Buy anoth.... oh wait..."

frown


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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