I purchased a fusion dragon staff/contact staff with silicone grip 2 years ago and have loved it. It’s travelled all around the world with me but was way to short for my height so decided to finally upgrade. I got silicone grip again unfortunately they have changed to a ribbed silicone grip which isn’t as grippy and slides easier with sweat and is harder to wipe sweat away. I would recommend getting the epdm grip instead.
Loved the staff for a while, but pick up anyone elses from the store and seems to flow so much better. I'm thinking its a combination of these things;
1. Loss of grip on end lock mechs, the wicks spin freely with the added inertia of a change in staff rotation
2. Short wick wire, and diminished wick due to burning, resulting in less rotation inertia
3. Added weight of lock mechs
4. 3 wicks compared to 4
Let me know what you think. Ive been considering buying a non collapsible 8 wick staff with the og locking system because it feels so much better... but id love to be able to improve my now $450 collapsible staff, let me know what you think the best route would be.
I put on Red Aluminum ends to my carbon fiber center and the weight feels great! its on the heavier side and I definitely love pure carbon fiber but this still feels nice. I feel as though the aluminum has more friction to lock the fusion connectors better. On the end I use F3 connectors for my dragon. With the blue claws and red aluminum my dragons staff looks amazing!
Awesome product and great to use