The new material : EN AW-2007 / ISO: (Al Cu4PbMg)
Since many years i working on the ContactStaff. Although i can say that it is the best staff what is made and balanced especially for contact technique,i still haven't been satisfied.
At the last two months i made two innovations, what maybe makes this staff to call as ultimate contact staff.The staff has good swing if the middle is light and the ends are heavy. If it is too light in the middle that it can became sensitive. If a contact staff has 1-2 milimeter bending, it is already bad, so the tube has to be really stiff. It the middle tube's wall is thick than itis enough stiff. but than the whole staff became too heavy.
I found a special aluminum alloy, the EN AW-2007 / ISO: (Al Cu4PbMg). This material i had to order from Germany, because no Hungarian company have it. The price is costs threetimes more but the tensile strength is double like the normal aluminum alloys. For the ContactStaff i will use only this material in the futureto have extra strong staffs what are not bending and not breaking.
By the way it not mean that you should play with your staff like as i test them... :)
The new porting system
I made lots of experiments to find the best way of connecting portable staff. It has to be 100 percent straight after many falls and hits.At the same time the connection has to be relatively light to play well. After many variation of solid connection, all shown the same effect,it started to get loose 0.1 millimeter. It means 1-2 millimeters at the end, what already bad.
Than I was thinking in flexible connection what can be still strait. You know the sentence is right, there is no new thing under the sun. This rubber connection already used for ski sticks and some other staffs. So i use the idea and adopt it to the contact staff.
I believe this staff will be the ultimate contact staff with the new connection and the special aluminum alloy, mix with the experience of weighting and creating contact staffs.