Also in terms of for sale commercially I seen the following at Kung Fu Direct at 1292 Anvilwood Court in Sunnyvale California – for the long poles I would suggest driving there and picking up the pole(s) yourself.
Here’s what they say about long pole shipping as of June 2017:
“Standard shipping (FedEx) maximum length is 108″ – We (KFD) will cut the long pole prior to shipment to this length. For poles longer than 108″, please contact us (KFD) directly to arrange shipment via DHL. They note: shipping is more economical via DHL for several poles.
Kung Fu Direct offers the following options for poles longer than 108″:
(1) Cut to 108″ : We will cut our 128″ pole to 108″ to maintain standard shipping prices
or (2) for 120″ or 130” call to order and we will arrange shipment via DHL.
Products of interest:
Kung Fu Direct sells this carbon fiber composite staff that is up to 72.8 inches (185 centimeters) long, is approved by the International Wushu Federation (IWuF) for competition and comes with a bag. $130. I deduce this staff is for Northern styles because they also have
This carbon fiber composite staff has a maximum length of 70.8 inches (180 centimeters) long, is approved by the International Wushu Federation (IWuF) for competition and comes with a bag. Described as for Southern styles. Also $130.
I have emailed KFD will some detailed questions about weight and taper as well as any competition limits. Stay tuned.