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Does anyone know the best material/wood for a jo. Assuming that smoothness, durablity, even weight, stregenth, and being lightweight are the necessary attributes, what is the best composition for the "ideal" jo?
I agree with Jun oak or hickory would be my choice for weapons for adults, our children however were introduced to weapons using ash weapons which are much lighter and easier to weild. I once had a perspex spiral jo, supposedly a demonstrations model, it looked great but was heavy and it shattered with astonishing violence.