Composite staffs 2020 - present:

We currently use 3D printed connectors that have screw holes to connect to the composite shaft, and tabs to connect with the polycarbonate tubes. 

The connectors can have a tight fit with the tubes, and to remove the tubes you'll need to twist and pull them off the connector. If you're having trouble twisting the tubes we recommend using something to get a better grip on the tube (rubber palm oven mitt, rubber bands, jar openers, etc.)

Composite staffs mid-2107 to 2020: 

We started using screw-in connectors for a more consistent, secure fit. Here's how to break down your staff for travel:

  • remove screws with a #1 Phillips head screwdriver
  • stash your screws in a safe place
  • remove the tubes and voila! 
  • Note: shortest length you can break your staff down is the length of your carbon fiber shaft.

Composite staffs before mid-2017:

Older compression connectors were designed to split into 2 halves. They have a tight fit with the polycarbonate tubing for a nice rigid connection. In addition, dirt and dust can create friction inside the tube, making it difficult to twist.

Be sure you are twisting the tube in the right direction. The holes in the tube should move towards the seam between the two halves of the connector. You may have to twist very hard to release the buttons, and continue twisting while pulling to remove the tube. If you can't do this yourself, ask a friend to help: one of you grab the tube with both hands, the other grab the composite shaft, and twist!

Once the tube is out, be sure both the tube and connector are clean. Rub a tiny bit of petroleum jelly, lip-balm, or similar grease inside the tube before putting it back on.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!