Flowtoys Composite Contact Flowstaffs now get the game-changing update to capsule 2.0! . Many people think these are the best glow contact staffs in the world in terms of how well they spin. They are great for all levels of staffer.
At the heart of this glow staff revolution is the lightweight, thin but very strong carbon fibre shaft. The shaft is wrapped in silicone tubing for enhanced grip but what really separates Flowtoys Composite Contact Flow Staffs from the competition is the rigidity. Many other glow staffs, including other Flowstaffs in Flowtoys range, have shafts that flex quite a bit and this can hamper play, especially contact moves. The carbon fibre all but removes the flex.
The shaft also keeps the weight low and helps to focus it at the ends of the staff. It has a 17mm outside diameter, which is pretty thin, further helping to keep the weight down but also making rolling moves like Steves and Angel Rolls feel silky smooth. The only downside of this awesome design compared to some other models is that the LEDs are only at the ends of the staff rather than lighting the whole shaft.
The tubes are attached to the shaft by translucent ABS compression connectors that create a firm connection. A flow cap finishes off the end by securely holding the light units in place. The Composite Contact Flow Staffs are also supplied with a pair of flowmass for extra end-weighting and momentum - just what you want in a contact staff.
The end tubes can be removed from the shaft, reducing the overall length and making these staffs a bit easier to travel with. The shaft lengths, without the tubes, are 100cm/110cm which is still quite long and why we hesitate to call these staffs "travel glow staffs".
flowtoys connect ™ technology
This is where the capsule 2.0 really stands out. Using the built in menu system in the new capsules, you can put your capsules into groups with each other (and your friends) and synchronise all your button presses. This revolutionary feature lets you coordinate fantastic performance pieces, and organise big glowy flow parties!
It also means that you only need to press 1 button on your staff to change the settings of all of the 4 capsules inside, previously you would have to pop the ends off your staff to change the settings of the interior capsules. well no more!
To see how to achieve this, see the video below!
Importantly, this means that you can sync not just your contact staff, but any props you have in the capsule 2 family!
Available in 140cm or 150cm lengths. A good rule of thumb for what size contact staff to use is something that is between shoulder and chin height.