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D3l1r1umbefore delirium there was... delight
57 posts
Location: Upstate New York


Posted:
I was wondering if anyone buy chance knew where I would find one if such a thing exists?

Im certain it does- I just wouldnt know where to even start looking>.<

MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
it could easily be made with something similar to a how a crutch works

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LurchBRONZE Member
old hand
929 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
I said it a long time ago, but I have yet to see one made.... a couple 31" ASP police Batons and a simple bracket and you'd have one ready to go...

Might be a wee bit heavy though wink

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Icarus FordeBRONZE Member
Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
261 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
I have actually been thinking about this to be honest... Like Midkiff said, with a system like crutches, the pop pin system.

You'd have to have it telescoping at both ends... But it could be interesting. I'm building a staff soonish, so we'll see how it goes, whether I make it a retractable one or a sectioned one is yet to be decided really...

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
crutches are the best option, yet always careful with drops

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willworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
1,046 posts
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)


Posted:
Surely one in sections would work better though?

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ChakaGOLD Member
stranger
1 post
Location: England (UK)


Posted:
The fyrefli staffs are extendable, so they also retract. The old ones worked much like a crutch, as mention above... I've not used the new version though.

I'd recommend a concentrate 3 piece over it though, as the connections were rather loose and the concentrate is solid.

Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
solid staff FTW

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MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
:ditto: Poje

Collapsable may be useful for travelling around but nothing beats a solid state staff for performance and safety, no rattling or changes to Centre of Gravity, smooth spin, less likely to break. I've never seen a staff in more than 1 peice worth the metal it was made of apart from possibly pyromonkey's hydra staff (exchangeable wicks) but I never saw that being used.

If your having trouble carrying your stick about get a good staff bag or just make yourself a set of mini lightweight doubles, a solid staff just rolls so much better because it is more likely to be straight making angel rolls, steves etc much neater and easier.

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.


D3l1r1umbefore delirium there was... delight
57 posts
Location: Upstate New York


Posted:
The reason I had asked about it was because my boyfriend keeps getting upset at me when we go to music shows- because Im allowed in with my poi- but he usually has to go bring his staff back to the car/campsite...
I figured maybe a retractable on would easily fit in a camping chair bag and would go unnoticed

willworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
1,046 posts
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)


Posted:
In that case a sectionable (is that a word? One in sections) one is the way to go.

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EmmCeeeFFBRONZE Member
member
145 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England (UK)


Posted:
https://www.firemecca.com/p-983-blazelink-contact-led-glow-staff-break-down.aspx


This is the staff I used when I was travelling... Very useful. They also do different heads for Fire/Practice, however I have never tried either of these so can't give my opinion.

I am extremely happy with this staff, and still use it a lot now that I am home.

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D3l1r1umbefore delirium there was... delight
57 posts
Location: Upstate New York


Posted:
huh- nifty-
thanks^^

MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I believe concentrate also do a 3 section staff

(I know how he feels, I went to stonehenge one year for solstice and wasn't allowed to take my staff in because it was classed as a "weapon" I then proceeded to see 50 people dressed as druids carrying lumps of wood about 8ft long, as you can imagine I felt slightly cheated)

the other way round it is to just lie. I normally say I'm a performer performing inside and ask lots of awkward questions until they forget they stopped me for the stick wink could always stick an umbrella to the end and claim it's a parasol.

edit:
You can get 3 sectioned staffs HERE

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