- Hi, i m interested in stick building. People at our youth circus are trying to make them. Greets, RoB ... Hi, i m interested in stick building. People at ourMessage 1 of 8 , Oct 5, 2006View SourceHi, i'm interested in stick building. People at our youth circus are trying to make them.Greets,RoB
On 10/5/06, DaG <dag@...> wrote:
for fear of losing this email again and hence wastin my time further i
will keep it short and sweet.
Grip... we need loads of grip with being sticky, hard wearing, tolerant
of water, and must look wikid... it already exists and it is called
tennis racket grip. wind it round the middle 12inches/300mm of the stick
and also both handsticks. It lasts for ages (if u buy the good stuff..
approx £5 each) and feels great, and gives u more grip than a builders wank!
at the ends i use UV neon colour tape from glowshop, so i can stick till
its almost dark.
and lastly, adding weight to the ends of the stick can transform a shite
stick to a wikid stick. Some sticks are too light to have decent
momentum and will spin way to fast, making some tricks impossible. Not
too much tho... i drill a hole in the ends, and screw a small bolt into
the holes. The bolt allows me to add nuts or washers till i find the
optimum balance. basically the length will dictate the amount of weight
required, but then i know what i like... trial and error is the key, u
will be surprised how much easier things become when the stick is better
thats it for now, i will write a bit about stick making if anyones
ps, that guy in the video who does 2 sticks... no class at all... he is
using the lip at the end of the flower stick to catch it.... thats
cheating that is