This Darth Fire staff is the fire equivalent to the popular Darth Maul double sided light saber staff. It comes with 20" blades that have 4 kevlar layers and will burn for about 3:30. For smaller flames and a longer burn, we suggest a 50/50 fuel mix.
The standard length options are 6' and 5'6". The staff is weighted a little more towards the contact staff style spinning with a slightly heavier blade / tip weighting. It's great for traditional staff styles too. We recommend wearing gloves while spinning these as the flames do lap up towards your hands if you pause your spinning.
We provide four 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. If you really need the best possible grip for wet conditions, you can't beat EPDM but it does ware faster than the other options.
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.
- be careful while fueling to not to over fuel one blade before fueling the second. Otherwise when fueling the second blade, fuel can drip down on the grip and bad stuff results. We would suggest either spin off the first blade before fueling the second side, or only fuel the first blade to 5 inches from the grip (the rest will soak up fuel as you turn in over and fuel the other blade).