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  • PaulL118 commented on 8bit's instructable Cheap & Safe Three Section Staff10 months ago
    Cheap & Safe Three Section Staff

    So I totally made one of these bad boys. This is a great instructable, being in South Africa the trickiest part was in finding the foam tubes which btw are easy to get at a good plumbing depot or store. Regarding the construction the hardest part was making sure the nylon string lengths were correct. Ill post pics soon, probably of my 2nd attempt as my first attempt turned out well but has a slight balancing issue id like to try and sort out.Also I'd highly recommend that if you (whoever is reading this) want to use this particular apparatus that you first get yourself familiar with a Staff/Bo/Gun/pole (whatever you want to call it). No not Darth maul interpretations I'm talking about proper drills. This is not an amateurs weapon and like all weapons treat it with respect, develop the ...see more »So I totally made one of these bad boys. This is a great instructable, being in South Africa the trickiest part was in finding the foam tubes which btw are easy to get at a good plumbing depot or store. Regarding the construction the hardest part was making sure the nylon string lengths were correct. Ill post pics soon, probably of my 2nd attempt as my first attempt turned out well but has a slight balancing issue id like to try and sort out.Also I'd highly recommend that if you (whoever is reading this) want to use this particular apparatus that you first get yourself familiar with a Staff/Bo/Gun/pole (whatever you want to call it). No not Darth maul interpretations I'm talking about proper drills. This is not an amateurs weapon and like all weapons treat it with respect, develop the conditioning or even better find a martial arts school that has staff as part of their syllabus. Once again great Instructable, saved me a lot of time and money and has helped me get one step closer at getting familiar with a weapon that scares the living hell out of me. (Yes I practice staff drills everyday spinning, striking and having fun with the staff etc) Kudos to you MR 8Bit The only modifications I made were in using Electrical conduit tubing at 25mm in diameter. Because it was cheaper. And I suspect Ill be super gluing a marble or even a bolt inside the end caps of the outer ends to help with balance issues Im having with mine.

    Ill be attempting to add some weight to the outer ends to help with a balance issue I'm experiencing with mine. I was thinking of a bolt or marble with super glue or hot glue as the application method.

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