zamirii
zamirii

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Location: South Florida, USA
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 44
Posted:Wo what does everyone use to cover the wicks on your staff when traveling or practicing unlit?

I've started using the neoprene beer bottle covers with the zippers on them. what's nice is that they come in all sorts of neon colors too, although the ones i'm using advertise Corona Beer in a tropical setting (they were on sale go figure!)


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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I use these

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_Adam_
_Adam_

newbie
Location: Sendai City, Japan
Member Since: 25th Jan 2007
Total posts: 35
Posted:A sock held on by a velcro strap. It seems to do the trick nicely.

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:A sock tied on via elastic bands.

Simply but effective.
Not to good if your drop it on concrete though... but then again, what schmuck drops their staff? wink


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:i got socks that are covered with yellow duct tape. bunch up the extra material on the top and tape it nice and good and er set even on concrete....but like you say....what dope would drop theire staff?

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:Well I'm lazy, but I've seen people use covers that have glow tape on them, so you get a free glow staff when you've got your fire one covered smile

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Mynci
Mynci

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I only spin now if it's over a pit of lime jelly, so my wicks are always safe... and fruity biggrin

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:they can make jelly out of limes?

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The Misguided Oracle
The Misguided Oracle

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Location: Brisvegas
Member Since: 31st Aug 2005
Total posts: 404
Posted:they can make jelly out of many things these days... even gym socks.

But speaking of wick covers, i just put them in socks and it seems to protect the wicks pretty well (until of course the socks start developing massive holes in them).

If you don't have a rubber band or anything to tie the sock down, you can usually twist the sock around the staff (after the wick) and then double the sock back onto itself. Holds really well.


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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:wrong forum spank this should be in "technical discussion" not in "moves"...



However I use semi-truck tubes fitted with velcro. I even produce and sell them (cheap) they are the best Kevlar protection for staff available... IMHO wink



Neoprene beer coolers are a good idea too, but I would think that they don't last (depending on the ratio and speed of throws, level of experience), socks... you got to be kidding wink What also works is anything wrapped in gaffer tape, but simply socks??? Try hitting your foot at the corner of the table with/ without socks... not much of a difference, is it? Wear (rubber) boots and repeat the experiment/ feel the difference hug



Socks, or that fluffy stuff is nothing else but protecting the "outside world" from getting stained or to protect your Kev from UV... If you want to protect it from training impact, you need something sturdy...

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

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Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:good point there tom

Me I'm lazy and cheap so I use plastic shoping bags.


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