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    heavyweight training weapons

    Anyone know a good source for heavy training weapons? Namely heavyweight bo's in the 3+lbs range? My current bo is 3 lbs but I wanted to find some more like it for friends of mine.

    Heavyweight bokken or jo or even spears would be of interest as well.

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    Cold Steel makes some hefty products. I think the president Lynn Thompson custom makes everything for himself, and he's a big guy. Anyway:
    http://www.coldsteel.com/spears-high...ce-spears.html
    Its a beefy spear
    http://csstoreonline.stores.yahoo.net/92bk.html
    They talk about this magic plastic stuff, but I haven't used anything made of it yet. I plan on getting some escrima sticks.

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    Not much magic in those, but lots of plastic. :)
    There's nothing wrong with a lot of the stuff Cold Steel makes, necessarily, but none of it has the magical properties Thompson often claims for his stuff.
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    Go to home depot and buy a length of steel pipe?

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    i had a Jo made from this stuff for my brother. it was very heavy.

    http://www.stickman-escrima.com/Products/Panther.htm

    however he won't/can't make Bo sized staffs from the stuff.
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    What are those made of? Plastic? I'm intrigued.

    edit: n/m. Hi-Impact plastic. pretty cheap too, i should get some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neildo
    Go to home depot and buy a length of steel pipe?
    Bad idea - what if the other guy has a really big magnet?

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    Counter with other really big magnet with same charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
    Counter with other really big magnet with same charge.
    Better yet, make the steel pipe into an electromagnet.

    For bokken, you can google 'suburi bokken' and I'm sure you'll find something. You can always look for weapons made of more dense woods (various Ironwoods, for example), the problem that typically arises, however, is that these woods are considered 'exotic' and thus are usually marked up significantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    Bad idea - what if the other guy has a really big magnet?
    Then it's down to CQC. Elbows and headbutts.

    Quote Originally Posted by teddy_bear
    Better yet, make the steel pipe into an electromagnet.

    For bokken, you can google 'suburi bokken' and I'm sure you'll find something. You can always look for weapons made of more dense woods (various Ironwoods, for example), the problem that typically arises, however, is that these woods are considered 'exotic' and thus are usually marked up significantly.
    I have Ironwood arnis sticks I bought in the Philippines for dirt cheap ($5/pair?) but i haven't even seen a pair out here.

    I don't use them at all though. I heard they're very brittle and will practically explode if I spar with them.

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