newbie Location: Cape Town, South Africa Member Since: 20th Dec 2006 Total posts: 16
Im a poi man but friend has a staff and its also a lot of fun and ive decided that i want one, but cant afford it (im a student and it would mean not eating for a few weeks ) So I want to make a staff, is there something i can use for the ends instead of kevlar? (its expensive and difficult to get here) Even if its something cheap that gets all destroyed and can be replaced, any suggestions? Ive heard of maybe using denim, but i duno.
Macaque of all trades Location: wombling free... Member Since: 27th Apr 2005 Total posts: 8737
Posted:most places home of poi included will do international delivery for kevlar. yes it's expensive BUT 1 metre (50cm each end) will last constant burning for over a year. the stuff lasts so much longer than anything else the initial outlay is well worth it. also with cotton fabrics you run the risk of the weave breaking mid spin and fiery bits of material floating of or wrapping around you.
the other option is to just use a practice staff. I would use a practice until i'd saved up enough for some kevlar. you'll hit your self loads with a staff when you start don't want that happeniing on fire
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