Randy’s been making fire staves since 2007 for some of the best contact staffers in the world.
All of our staves have optimal weight balance for learning and executing contact wraps and rolls.
Carbon Fiber is the new hotness for contact staves. Ultra light and ultra strong, it allows us to use thinner diameter tubes without fear of developing bends than make rolls wobbly. These staves are 16 mm diameter (about 5/8 in.) This is the size that we prefer for its slow roll. More sizes coming sometime.
We cap the ends with aluminum to protect the carbon fiber from heat damage and then cover all of the exposed metal with a silicone wrap to prevent potentially serious burns. We leave the screws exposed, but sunken.
Randy refuses to mark the center! He feels that the two lines to either side give more than enough data to the user and that it is silly to cover the grippy where you want it most.
Wick degrades over time. More so if you get it wet with water. More so if you burn lamp oil instead of white gas. Lamp oil will also degrade the silicone right up against the wick.
Grip needs to be replaced every so often depending on usage and preference. You can usually get away with only replacing the middle section. We’ll have the supplies on the website, and we love regripping your staves at festivals. And, it’s easy to do yourself and you can experiment with all kinds of materials.
We are more than happy to do custom lengths and custom wick configurations. Just contact us.