This well-balanced, super durable contact staff is made with either 7075-T6 aluminum or ultra stiff Carbon Fiber, has 3 different grip choices, 2 diameter options, and a wide variety of safety silicone tape colors. You can also add flowers, include extremely durable, weighted wick covers, or add your own customizations using the options below.
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Body / Tube
The staff body is made from either 7075-T6 aluminum, which is one of the strongest aluminum alloys made and is the equivalent to many titanium alloys, or our custom super rigid Carbon Fiber tubing. This staff's 3/4" diameter fits comfortably on the body and rolls at a speed great for tactile control, but isn't so thin that the staff is springy or easily bends. You can also choose a 5/8" diameter if that is better for your spinning style.
Burn time / Flame Size
The 4" wicks on this staff will burn for 5:00 - 6:00 minutes* and produce large flames.
* Burn times are estimated based on recorded burns using pure "white gas" / Coleman's Liquid Camp Fuel. Actual burn times may vary based on individual spinning style, length of fuel soak, and other factors.
We provide two grip options to meet your specific needs. For contact staff, we tend to recommend Nimbus grip first with Om and classic grip as close runners up depending on an artist's preferences.
Nimbus Grip is a silicone foam based grip and is the latest in staff grip technology. It combines the best features of EPDM foam (great in moist or dusty conditions and slightly squishy for enhanced griping) with the additional benefits of being silicone based (much higher durability, two color options, natural heat resistance). The white option will get dirty over time and you will never get it perfectly white again. However, if you toss your staff in the air at night, you will be able to see it vs a black grip. Compared to EPDM, this grip will not rub off on you and is close but not quite as good in wet conditions. Classic grip is thinner but losses its grippiness much faster. Om grip is thicker and not as grippy.
Om Grip is a yoga mat based grip with adhesive-backing. It has more give then the other two options and is slightly less grippy than Nimbus grip. Om grip is especially good for dragon staff work, where you don't want the hair on your arms pulled out and the extra cushion will allow for longer practice times. It comes in four colors options and doesn't leave residue on your arms after use (like EPDM does). It is not as grippy as Nimbus grip, so for those artist looking for the most tacky staff grip, Nimbus or EPDM is probably a better option.
Most severe equipment burns come from searing-hot exposed metal, not from the wicks. To minimize exposed metal, these staff wicks are attached with four recessed rivets (less exposed metal than screws and no need for retightening). The staff ends are covered with two wick layers, creating a long-lasting cover for a potentially sharp and hot metal edge. And, the aluminum between the grip and wicks is covered with a silicone wrap that diffuses heat and allows you to safely touch the staff within inches of burning wicks. You can choose the color you would like the end silicone wrap and add a customization note if you want different colors on each end.