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Cold Steel Bo-Staff

Yes, I fully embrace this idea. Brilliant!
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It sounds pretty good, nice idea...
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Maybe. No promises either way.
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It would be okay, but I'm not a huge fan.
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This idea is stupid. Someone needs to whack Slayer with a Bad Axe.
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SlayerofDarkness

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Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:19 AM ( #1 )
Hey, guys.
 
How's this for an idea?
 
A CS Bo-Staff made out of the same material as their bokkens. Just like the escrima stick, this would offer a nearly indestructible alternative to wood or bamboo staffs that need maintanance and are ofter quite expensive. I know at least a few dozen people who would buy these, and my sensei might even become a distributer. :D i would suggest a 4', 5', and 6' model be available. Some styles use very short staffs known as jo-staffs that measure around 4', and those would also make perfect length bo-staffs for children. The 5' and 6' models would be for adults and teenagers such as myself. Hopefully, these would be around $30 each, in which case I'd buy at least two if not more.
 
What do you think? I've put up a poll for everyone to add their opinions. Also, I don't know if I managed to make it so everyone can just vote once, but please, only vote once. (duh...)
 
Also, I'd greatly appreciate it if no one would vote in the bottom-most option. Those Bad-Axes are ridiculously heavy...
 
Thanks!
 
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:19 AM ( #2 )
This idea has been kicked around before, but apparently the polypropylene is way too flexible. Some even complain about the flexibility of the bokkens. A shame, as I think this is a good idea.
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Not sure if CS couldn't get around this by reinforcing them some way though...
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:46 AM ( #3 )
SlayerofDarkness & MattBlack,

  I would rather see one out of fiberglass like the City Stick.  A set of Eskrima sticks out of fiberglass would be nice as well.  I just need to do some reading to see if repeated impact trauma on such sticks would cause them to crack or flake.
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:24 AM ( #4 )
Owww!!! Whaddya do that for?!?! :D

LOL. Well, maybe they could try a different materiel then? I mean, the bokkens didn't just jump into LT's hands fully assembled, CS had to find the right materials and design. Personally, I think the bokken is great, but I'm not sure if it would get more flexible as you lengthen it...

Any ideas, people?

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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:05 PM ( #5 )
Oh Slayer, this was a self-serving post if i ever saw one....

Just be frank about it and say you want a polypropylene bo to take to your martial arts class and make everyone green with envy...
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:39 PM ( #6 )
well, that too...

LOL.

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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:56 AM ( #7 )
it has potential i think, still nice and flexible like ratan , but no so easily damaged
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Sunday, June 07, 2009 12:48 PM ( #8 )
Don't forget most combat blades are flexible or they would break under impact--same thing with a staff--if they are rigid to avoid breaking they would be too heavy for most people to use
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:06 AM ( #9 )
A couple of variations that would be nice would be a cattleman's cane (crook top about 42inch) and a 60 inch shepherds crook
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Wednesday, June 02, 2010 3:52 AM ( #10 )
I think CS should create unbrakeable, but still light bo in different sizes, similar to bamboo sticks in flexiability. I would also suggest adding small metalheads on both ends of the stick as well for greater damage to target, but it's optional.

At right price it will be quite popular. I think so.

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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Friday, June 04, 2010 8:19 PM ( #11 )
my only problem with this is that my bokken took a pretty large bend to it that seems permanent.  I can see this happening to the staff as well.  Honestly the sideways curve in the bokken is enough that I've stopped using it in favor of my wooden one :(
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Saturday, June 05, 2010 6:15 PM ( #12 )
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SlayerofDarkness & MattBlack,

I would rather see one out of fiberglass like the City Stick.  A set of Eskrima sticks out of fiberglass would be nice as well.  I just need to do some reading to see if repeated impact trauma on such sticks would cause them to crack or flake.


I've dealt with my last fiberglass tentpole years ago. Fiberglass does not offer the impact resistance necessary. It also has poor mechanical properties in very cold conditions. When it breaks, it usually does lengthwise.

One big problem with the polypro bo is the mold and injection molding machine necessary to make the darn thing. The hourly rental rate of the machine jumps way up cause the clamping tonnage goes up.

While I like the escrima sticks, the one thing I do not like about them is that they do not offer up the smell of burning rattan. Next to Hoppes #9 (which should be turned into a cologne) the smell of rattan escrima sticks ranks up there as one of the best smells for a person of the arts.
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Monday, June 07, 2010 10:23 PM ( #13 )
Sounds good to me.
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Monday, June 21, 2010 5:12 AM ( #14 )
What about combining materials? Like outer shell from more flexible material, while inner "skeleton" from rigid one?
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:11 AM ( #15 )
I didn't know this about the trainers.

Would a Brooklyn Smasher possibly suffer the same problem?
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Monday, September 06, 2010 10:52 AM ( #16 )
How about a take-down Bo? Is there a mechanically sound way to fix two Escrima Sticks together? Maybe use a spring-loaded J notch with studs, or a simple screw-together joint? Seems like impact would be focused more at either end, so the center wouldn't be such a critical connection, but I'm not an engineer.
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Monday, September 06, 2010 1:17 PM ( #17 )
Can't those be reinforced with a thin metal insert as a core to reduce flexibility?


Or perhaps the mix can be modified.
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:01 AM ( #18 )
Well I came on the forum to suggest this, and a training video (possibly.)  But found this post so I think a Bo staff is a great idea. 

How about Grivory like the nightshade series, or something like the pocket shark, or the delta dart idk would that work?
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:28 PM ( #19 )
Zytel maybe? I like the idea of a synthetic Bo, but a material other than polypropylene would be needed to counteract the flexibility issue.

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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:27 AM ( #20 )
What about bringing back the white waxwood staffs and the Lathis?
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Re:Cold Steel Bo-Staff - Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:06 PM ( #21 )
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What about bringing back the white waxwood staffs and the Lathis?


I see those wax wood staffs in the BudK catalog.  What is the diameter?  I am thinking of using some of them as Naginata shafts if they are thick enough.  If not I'll try to find some Ash or Hickory.  I think 1 3/4 or 2 inches would be good.  Thanks  Gary


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