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Weapons > Staff > Black Hardwood Bo

Black Hardwood Bo by KD Elite

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Black Hardwood Bo


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Product Description
    • 1 1/4" diameter
    • Made of hardwood stained black

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    Crazy Heavy, Probably Too Much for a Kid

    Let's be clear—this is a solid, no-frills bo at a reasonable price. That said, I'm writing this review to warn everyone that while the pictures on the website make it seem roughly in line with the others, it's literally the heaviest bo I've ever held. I'm no expert, so maybe our school just favors a lighter staff, but I was genuinely shocked by how big and heavy it was out of the package.

    So if you're buying this for a child, this isn't the one for you. I bought this for my 8 y.o. daughter, who is VERY strong for her ago, and it's way too heavy for her.

    Also, I saw someone post in the Q&A asking what type of wood it is. A sticker on mine says that it's Red Oak.  
    by: Grover
    12/7/2012 1:42:03 PM
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    is this staff tapered?
      
    by: Robin John
    6/20/2013 1:43:45 PM
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    No, this is a non-taper model.
    by: okiken108    
    6/24/2013 1:40:48 PM
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    Don't believe the hype

    This may be my first bow, but I think its awesome. I've hit targets (trees) pretty hard with it and it holds strong. I don't know what kind of Bo people are used to, but I don't think its too heavy. I'm 5'10" and 145 to give you an idea of how skinny I am too. I use it for ninjutsu so other martial arts might require light bo's. However, it serves our purposes very well.  
    by: lionheart1991
    6/10/2013 4:38:02 PM
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    I like this bo a lot. It was heavier than I expected, but that's good for me to help strengthen my muscles while using it. Certainly no quick maneuvering with it, but definitely worth the price.  
    by: diamico
    12/6/2012 4:21:28 PM
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    What wood is it?

    Is this red oak or some kind of oak? Or is this just "Hard Wood"?  
    by: Uchiroe
    9/23/2012 11:55:35 PM
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    The manufacturer hasn't really specified, just utilizing hard wood.
    by: okiken108    
    9/24/2012 1:03:09 PM
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    hi

    I wanted to take up bo fighting but I am not considering spparring with it I just wanted to practice and get the feeling of it would this bo be ok for that and if not please suggest one.

    PS: I was looking to get a 6' bo

      
    by: Fer2012
    6/15/2012 5:42:36 PM
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    Yes this should be a fine choice. The material is durable and the bo is hefty enough to train the muscles used in bo manipulation.
    by: okiken108    
    6/18/2012 11:05:09 AM
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    I've taken up hiking, what 6' bo do you recommend as a walking stick and yet self-defence if ever needed?  
    by: Super Spider
    2/2/2012 10:18:27 PM
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    Hey Super Spider. Congrats on the new, healthy hobby! I would recommend the hardwood bo, either straight or tapered. tapered would be a little lighter to handle, while straight would get stuck in mud and dirt a little less easily. They can be found here: wp-bo-03, wp-bo-04. Also, you might consider using the 5 foot version as a walking stick, but that's your call!
    by: okiken108    
    2/3/2012 12:07:08 PM
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    strength

    can it hold a 250 pound man  
    by: mikey2252
    1/8/2012 4:53:11 AM
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    I can't answer for certain one way or the other Mikey. Check out my thoughts on your other question, it might be helpful.
    by: okiken108    
    1/9/2012 11:04:36 AM
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    How do I get one 6 feet long?  
    by: jdseaburg
    9/21/2011 9:32:00 PM
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    6 foot is out of stock at the moment. You may have to browse other styles as this won't be back in stock for a few weeks.
    by: okiken108    
    9/23/2011 12:25:07 PM
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    I have a cuestion is this bo hard enought for laying a hard and fast hit in a battle practice?
      
    by: Chuck kenpo94
    8/5/2011 1:00:54 AM
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    Yes Chuck, this would be a fine choice for practice and contact.
    by: okiken108    
    8/8/2011 12:46:20 PM
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    Would this bo be good for a starter? i just plan on practicing with it and some sparring.  
    by: Leo
    7/31/2011 8:47:22 PM
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    Hi Leo. Yes this bo would function fine as a starter bo. It's got good durability without being highly expensive.
    by: okiken108    
    8/1/2011 12:53:29 PM
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    In Between

    I need a bo that is capable of striking hard and fast yet flexible, strong, and very durable. Would a waxwood bo work???  
    by: Axel
    10/9/2010 4:19:56 PM
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    i am not an expert with the bo, but i would recomend the Fighting Bo for you.
    by: shadow_ninja355
    11/19/2010 11:21:47 PM
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    wax wood bos are a great way to practice with actually striking targets and other bos while i do not own this bo i have experience with wax wood
    by: Wesley
    8/15/2011 5:18:52 PM
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    wax wood bos are a great way to practice with actually striking targets and other bos while i do not own this bo i have experience with wax wood
    by: Wesley
    8/15/2011 5:19:05 PM
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    Good practice weapon

    I practice with this every day ive become more acurate and have more speed. Definatly don't hit my self in the face as much  
    by: RJ
    10/3/2010 5:38:26 PM
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    Is this Bo easy to mess around with? I'm a beginner but I'm very flashy and I love to show off. I want a Bo that looks cool but is easy to maneuver but is strong enough to make contact because I still want to use it to fight with. What would be a good Bo for me?  
    by: Jabotoz/Darth Maul #1 fan
    8/23/2010 12:41:10 PM
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    If you want to be able to make contact, this bo is a fine choice. It will be a little slower for spinning techniques than say, this bo: wp-bo-09
    by: okiken108    
    8/23/2010 10:01:42 PM
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    is this a goog bo.or should i rather be better off getting the rattan or ratten bo staff..please help mee thankxs..  
    by: stacii
    8/10/2010 11:35:47 PM
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    Both are good stacii, just a little different. This bo is much stiffer, and will provide less flexibility. A bo like this can deliver more impact and is more durable for contact, but the rattan bo is extremely fast and easy to use.

    by: okiken108    
    8/12/2010 3:26:46 PM
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    great purchase!!!

    this is the best weapon I've purchased so far, an I use it everyday  
    by: ginvents
    8/6/2010 1:08:12 PM
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    is this bo light enough to do helicopter spins and front spins and for fast movements?  
    by: Ethan
    7/12/2010 9:05:22 PM
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    This bo can be used for those things, but it might not be as light as you are used to. For very fast spinning and tournament style techniques you might want something more like this: wp-bo-08
    by: okiken108    
    7/13/2010 4:33:21 PM
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    Vibration

    When you use the Black Hardwood Bo & you hit it against your body, how much does it vibrate? I know you want a staff that isn't extremely hard & can vibrate in order to absorb some of the shock. Thank you for your answer.

    ~Rizzo  
    by: Patric
    5/8/2010 6:14:03 AM
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    Hi Rizzo. This bo will provide some vibration to disperse impact, but not a lot. Tapered bo's and bo's made of softer wood (like rattan) may be what you're looking for if you have a particular need to avoid impact.

    When it comes to bo training, your body will get some bumps and bruises as it acclimates to the impacts. You'll eventually get used to it though and the vibration will be less of a need.
    by: okiken108    
    5/10/2010 4:36:17 PM
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    Great staff but...

    I don't like the weight. It's kind of in between being strong enough to with stand some punishment, and being light enough for competitions. After using tapered bo staffs for forms I regretted buying this. But it is great for practicing strikes, and more importantly conditioning the body for using those strikes.  
    by: James_88
    9/7/2005 5:57:46 AM
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    Good for training

    I enjoyed training with this staff, but I was only able to do demonstrations. With full contact with a dummy, the staff broke into 2 pieces after the first strike. The wood did not even show signs it was about to give way, it just snapped. It was a good weight though, and was fun while it lasted. Obviously I will not be using hardwood staffs for full contact again.  
    by: KaioMa
    6/8/2004 8:01:40 PM
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    what is the length of this bo or jo because i am doing a martial arts tournument and i need to know the length
    by: HITMAN
    7/17/2010 9:27:26 AM
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    It comes in 5 foot and 6 foot lengths.
    by: topout  
    7/17/2010 11:30:54 PM
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    Size: 6ft
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