I picked this up to replace my frayed, bent, cheaply made starter staff. WOW! It's about half the weight and way easier on my shoulders. With the reduction in weight, I've been able to pull off things that I wouldn't have dreamed of doing with my old staff, including one handed spins at high speeds, rolling it over the back of my hand. The friction fittings hold it tight, but make sure you twist and lock em in place! Great burn time on a short 3-5 second dip in white gas, great grip, and the whole thing just feels so solid and good. Can't wait to get more parts to build this thing out for other uses (LED, dragon, etc.)!