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ninjedi
05-23-2017, 02:14 PM
This looks great for a jo, though at my height I'd prefer it to be 48 or maybe even 50 inches.

http://www.coldsteel.com/training-staff.html

Cliff Judge
05-23-2017, 04:45 PM
Just use hickory or kashi. This thing will destroy all of the wooden weapons in your dojo.

Le Samourai
05-23-2017, 06:33 PM
I've used Cold Steel's polymer Escrima sticks. They are well-made, but when I did sinawali drills (sticks hitting sticks) with a partner using rattan I noticed quite a bit of vibration in the Cold Steel stick. It dissipates impact quite differently than wood.

rugwithlegs
05-23-2017, 10:14 PM
The picture looked octagonal? Or it round?

GMaroda
05-24-2017, 07:44 AM
I have the bokken and wakazashi and refuse to use them in the dojo. They don't feel the same on contact. I pretty much just use them for suburi at home now.

I'd say the green guns and the knives would be OK, but I'd stay away from the larger trainers.

ninjedi
05-25-2017, 10:29 AM
It's definitely octagonal... I have actually seen this shape quite a bit for wooden staffs in the dojo.

I have a purpleheart jo that I love, not gonna trade that in for polymer any time soon, but I still find it interesting, as I tend to like Cold Steel products.

Perhaps this would serve as a good "backup" for practicing solo forms.... and for hiking....?