fire staff options
“What size should I get?”, “Which grip do you recommend?” are some of the questions we often hear when comes the time to order a custom staff. The answers to these questions mostly rely on your spinning style and aspirations!  We wrote this detailed guide to help you figure out the best fire staff set up for you. Happy reading!

What size should you get?

To answer this question, first take a moment to think about what style of spinning you intend to use this staff for:

Spinning

Mostly hand manipulation of the staff in a fast spinning motion. Spinning also includes isolations and throws.

Sizing: We recommand opting for a smaller staff. The measure from the ground to your chest is a good starting point, you can add or remove a few inches from there according to your preferences. The shorter the staff, the lighter it is which allows it to spin faster. A longer staff will make it harder to achieve clean isolations.

Contact

Aims to use as little hands as possible. The staff rolls on the body in a slow and smooth motion, rolling on the back of the hands, arms, shoulders, neck, back, even legs and feet!

Sizing: A longer staff is ideal (the shorter the harder). With one end on the ground, the other end should arrive somewhere between your shoulder and your nose. For beginners, we recommand going for the nose measurement as it will makes things a little easier for you.

If you want to mix a bit of both styles, you can compromise a bit, but we still recommand basing most of your decision on the main style you intend practicing. A longer staff will still be spinnable, just as a shorter staff won’t keep you from doing contact, they’ll just make it a bit harder.

What tubing should I get?

Coming soon!

[Differences between aluminium and carbon fiber & why tubing diameter matters]

Wicks comparison

We offer two styles of wicks; kevlar rolls and braided kevlar.

Roll

Braided

Which grip is the best?

spinning

We feel like our silicone grip option is the best choice for this purpose, as the most durable option. Spinning implies a lot of rubbing against the same area, where the hand grabs the staff repeatedly while giving it a twisting motion. This material also offers a nice grip, and is easy to clean. The only downside is silicone can become a bit slippery under wet conditions.

Contact

Gravity grip is our favorite grip for contact purposes. Its grippiness combined to its cushy texture makes it really comfortable and performant in this context, as well as more forgiving when you are practicing rolls. The micro-textured surface area is tacky and less slippery under wet condition when compared to regular silicone. Its wear resistance is lower and it will need to be replaced after some time, but the good news is that it is easily replacable as it comes with an adhesive backing so you don’t need to mess around with glue.

Our silicone grip still makes a great option for contact if you prefer it’s longevity over Gravity Grip’s.