Firetoys Classic Fire Staffs are a fantastic first fire staff. They are great all-rounders and suitable for beginners and advanced spinners.
The Classic Fire Staffs are especially suited to single staff spinning and double staff, though they may be a bit long for shorter people. They aren't bad for learning contact moves but they are a bit light for this purpose. If your interests lie in contact staff then you're much better off with one of our Fiber 3 Contact Fire Staffs - find them here - and learning contact staff basics with this book.
All Firetoys aluminum staffs are light weight, durable and hard wearing. The wicks are extremely robust and should last many hundreds of burns if maintained correctly. On our Classic Fire Staffs we use 70cm of 65mm wide, high-grade para-aramid wick - much more than most other staffs out there. This amount of wick provides a good size flame which will burn for four to eight minutes depending on conditions. The grip on these staffs is top quality, extra-long, padded and insulated. Both the padded grip and the wicks can be replaced easily if required.
For the shaft of the fire staff we use top quality, ¾" (1.9cm) diameter aluminum, which is both strong and light. The end plugs are made from dense fiberglass which won't burn or deteriorate with heat, unlike wood which is used in most other, non-Firetoys, fire staffs. This greatly extends the lifespan of our staffs.
The bolts we use to attach the wick to the shaft go right through the entire burner and screw into each other ensuring the wicks are better secured and easier to replace. These bolts further extend the life of our staffs as they don't wear away the end plugs when your staff is re-wicked. The extra weight of the fiberglass also adds weight to the extremities making this fire-staff spin with more momentum.