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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

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?

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


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

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Posted:ubblol

its nothing to do with luck - i like to think of it as shopping with balls!! wink

or stupidity, either way - the end result is awesome biggrin

Have fun dude cant wait to see!

ubbrollsmile


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Posted:ubblove

Hardcore shopping indeed...

They are so rockin....

Thinner than i remember... which is a bonus...

And they strobe... oh my how they strobe...

Now to start saving for an upgrade for the ultimates ubblol

Double aerotech crosses!!!


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strugz
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Posted:thinner~?

mine are around 3/4 inch thick

yours?


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Posted:Same

I didnt think there was any real difference its just the way i remember them.

In fairness.. the last time i handled your techs... well my perceptions may have been slightly askew wink


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strugz
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Posted:ubblol

i hear ya - YAY for the invasion!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:HAY guys, i want to throw money at non-fire staves - i would like to get in touch with anyone who's had first hand, long term use of the ultimate glostaff.. plz PM me... thanks!

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Rellizate
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Rellizate

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Posted:Whoa talk about grave digging! The last post was two years ago!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

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Posted:hi rezillate, can you fuill me in on the new aerotech ultimate glostaffs?

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Rellizate
GOLD Member since Feb 2007

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Posted:Errm sorry no can do. You'd have to ask someone who knows something about glow staves. :P

Try guy (lazy_angel).


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LazyAngel
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Posted:looking at this thread, I'd say your best bet would be to ask strugz - if you can get hold of him!

going to the bjc next week though so I can try asking around then!


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Mynci
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Posted:I've got 2 of the new concentrate staffs and they are really quite nice (for spinning)

the only down side I have found is having 1 colour pulsing doesn't seem to be an option unless it's white. but there are some really nice effects like a colour pulsing from one end to the other in a continuous rainbow

I like the ability to offset them. simple to change batteries and I imagine the light units for them could be used to make glowpoi too with a simple piece of clear plastic tube and a chain.

for 120 I wouldn't get an aerotech now, lets see how they last.


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simta
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Posted: Written by :Mynci


for 120 I wouldn't get an aerotech now, lets see how they last.



arent the ultimates quite a bit more than that tho


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tim_marston


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Posted:ive got 2 1.1m ultimates and i foookin luv them,they are thin,light and so nice for spinning and throwing,the l.e.d.s are really strong,the only problem is i dont know how to program them and evenif i did there is so many colours to choose from choreogrphing them freaks me out,

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Mynci
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Posted: Written by :simta


 Written by :Mynci


for 120 I wouldn't get an aerotech now, lets see how they last.



arent the ultimates quite a bit more than that tho



Exactly. fair enough if you have 400 to spend on an aerotech, the Concentrates aren't a bit mid price alternative. much better than the 20-30 ones and cheaper than an aerotech and still with some nice multiple colour setting.


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LazyAngel
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Posted:any chance of a brief vid of the concentrates? I've not seen them in real life, and its a bit hard to tell from pictures..

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bluecat


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Posted:400! ha. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! if only they were still 400....

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted: Written by :LazyAngel


any chance of a brief vid of the concentrates? I've not seen them in real life, and its a bit hard to tell from pictures..


i had em out at 2uberoz - perhaps they're on the video.
i will consider creating a video for em, however that discussion belongs on a concentrate specific thread.

Hi Tim! if u can pass on a copy of any instructions u got with your staves (1.1m doubles is basically what i am after!) then that would be aces!


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tim_marston


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Posted:bender
if you go to the areotech website you will find the instructions on the download page,
i got two for 1.1m ultimates for just under 700 quid and they have lasted well so far,
i did some filmimg recently and will post the final footage when i have it


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bender
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Posted:Hmm it was the first place i checked - will look again, cheers mate!
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FireTom


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Posted:I reckon they are overpriced but I'll try to get some footage here on the EJC and post it...

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Mynci
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Posted:Ok concentrate lastablility now I've had them since about march / april



Me and sichainey got 2 staffs each, we have only used them for shows and gigs (and a play at firegathering)and already 4 of 8 light units have been sent back (2 of his and 2 of mine). no drops & looked after, to be honest I'm a little disappointed even though "just gigs" is every weekend since May.



the switches seem to be the most likely bit to go although on on one of mine the green LED stopped working leaving me with red and blue colours.

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Have got replacement ends but it's a bit of a worry, they work fine you switch it off then next time you go to use it it won't switch on because the button's stopped working. So if your using 1 in a show make sure you have 2 just in case it stops at the worst time, (although to be fair just 1 light unit gives a fair bit of light it just looks a little lop sided)


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Really? I've been using mine (2x 1m) for a couple of months now, and they've been dropped a fair few times with no problems.

Its nice to know they were good about the replacement units at least.

If you have spare light units, how much were you charged for them? Might be worth getting a couple.


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Mynci
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Posted:Si sent back the defective ones and replacement ones were sent back. Occassionally the buttons get a bit stuck but you can take the unit out remove the rubber bung and the small black rubber cover give it a wiggle and it'll be fine.

I'll be honest the 2 units that failed of mine were both in the same staff the other staff has been perfectly good for all that time. I still think they're good for the cost as the only bit likely to go wrong is a small light unit easily posted.


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FireTom


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Posted:I've just seen the Flowtoy staff and I got to tell you: these are the brightest LED-Staff that I've come across so far.

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tim_marston


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Posted:flow toys staffs look wicked,

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bender
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still can't believe it's not butter
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Posted:hey tom, did u havea play with em? if so, do they feel very durable?

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Mother_Natures_Son
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Posted:I'd assume they'd make them out of the same polycarb that they make the duos out of (Which I own) And they're sturdy as hell. The flowlights havent missed a beat yet and I've clacked em together a few times pretty well. I'd say especially if you got the middle section they'd be very much durable...

But this reply is only really valid if Tom hadn't played with them as this really is just speculation. ^_^


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bender
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Posted:^^ being that HoP is a forum where expert opinion is found, it makes me smile to see people appropriately qualify their assessments on new toys when they are just speculating.
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