bushfire
newbie

Member Since: 17th Aug 2005
Total posts: 4
Posted:Hey people,
My aluminium 1400mm staff has been left in a bad place for a few months (I thought I had lost it!) and now it has slightly warped, is there any way of straightening. I'm going to buy a new one anyways (and take much better care of it ofcourse) but I would like to fix this one anyways to practice with or give to someone else if I can. Thankyou for any replies in advance.

Also where is the best place to store a staff? In a carry bag? Standing up or lying down? etc etc?


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Alu you can just bend straight again, but once warped, alays warped a bit in my (admittedly very limited)experience.

It's not the end of the world if it moves slightly kinky, but you've got to remember to keep it somewhere it'll be happy

Best advice - next time buy a take-down wink

And hey, it's not all bad - you thought you lost it!


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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jeffhigh
Member
Location: Caves Beach, NSW
Member Since: 15th Oct 2005
Total posts: 89
Posted:Best place to store is in a length of pvc pipe with end caps.

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pop_n_fresh
member
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 19th Apr 2006
Total posts: 48
Posted:maybe i should design a wood cored staff with a truss rod, so you can keep it straight, hmmmm.

Just call me Pop.

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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Or do what I do, use them as long as you can, and when bent, make/buy amother one!

"Simple, and then there are dozens of staffs for people to play with when they come over.."


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted: Written by: Charles


dozens


You want to start taking better care of your staffs wink


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:If you're willing to spend a few quid and track down a place who does it you should be able to find a engineering works or similar who do pipe bending. A pip bending machine can straighten pipes up quite nicely, providing the metal hasn't stretched too much on the one side.

Or do as Charles says, make a new one and have a rough spare one for other folks to use smile


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Imbalance
Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
Posted:meditate the staff is not bent. It is you who are bending around the staff meditate

I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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aweckworth
stranger

Member Since: 2nd Jul 2011
Total posts: 1
Posted:aggggg this happenned to me too Im so bummed. Although it warped not very much and the balance point is still directly in the middle. It seems as though the moves still flow fine, Im just wondering about contact. Do you think a perfectly balanced but mildly warped stick will still work just as fine?

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:problem with warped staffs is once bent any contact body rolls like steves wobble and bounce which isn't pleasant and when it happened to me annoyed me greatly so i made a new one.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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