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  • Fire Helio Staff

  • Fire Helio Staff

The important factors to consider when selecting a helio staff are spoke construction, grip style, and minimized exposed metal.
The staff body (5'6" long) is made from 7/8" 7075-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, which is twice the strength of standard 6061-T6 aluminum (and only 15% weaker than titanium). This staff diameter fits comfortably on the body and rolls at a very controllable rate. Spaced equally on each end of the staff are six wick attachment points angled 60° apart, creating a corkscrew effect with the spokes when rolled.

The distinctive features of a helio staff are the spoke wicks, which cause the staff to roll and reverse rolling direction much slower than standard staves. Good spoke construction ensures impact durability and smooth movement.

The 6.5” spokes are primarily made of 1/4” steel cable. This extremely stiff cable provides a small amount of shock absorption that prevents hard drops from damaging the spines or their connection points to the dragon staff body. Each cable has a threaded rod on one end, enabling easy screwing and unscrewing from the helio staff body. 2" wicks are firmly attached to the other side of each cable, providing a 3:30 minute burn.*

* 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.

Exposed Metal
Most severe equipment burns come from searing-hot exposed metal, not from the wicks. The wicks on the staff and the spokes are attached with recessed screws(less exposed metal and allows for replacing the wicks later), and the staff ends are covered with two wick layers, creating a long-lasting cover for a potentially sharp and hot metal edge.

We provide four grip options for dragons, but tend to recommend either Om grip for extra squish or Nimbus grip for more grip in wet / dusty conditions.

Om Grip is a yoga mat based grip with adhesive-backing. It has more give then the other options and is slightly less grippy than Nimbus or EPDM. This 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 also comes in colors and does not leave any residue on your arms after use (like EPDM does). It is not as grippy as EPDM or Nimbus grip, so for those artist looking for the most tacky staff grip, Nimbus grip is probably a better option.

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.

Classic Grip is a traditional adhesive-backed rubber grip. It is tear-resistant, and has a very slight ridge. To maintain its grippy surface, you should periodically clean this grip with soap, water, and the rough side of a sponge.

EPDM Grip is an adhesive-backed alternative to standard grip. It is slightly softer and produces a perfectly smooth grip surface, but is more susceptible to surface damage. However, minor surface damage actually makes it textured, resulting in this surface becoming progressively grippier over time. It also lasts longer than Standard Grip in high-humid environments. It can also leave a light black residue on hands and clothes, though it washes off easily.

  • 5'6" long
  • 2" wicks (4:00 minute "white gas" burn)
  • Removable spoke wicks
  • 7075-T6 aircraft grade Aluminum
  • Classic Rubber or EPDM Grip
  • Riveted construction

Qty x $245.00 =

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