The whole setup is nice and solid, incredibly durable, modular, upgradeable, customizable, user-serviceable, and comes with our lifetime warranty and awesome customer service. If something fails, you only need to replace that single part for, at most, 50% of the cost of the part, but usually it's free. See warranty details here.
This combination does not work well for everyone, for 2 main reasons:
Roll: The shaft diameter of a dragon staff makes a huge difference on how fast it rolls, or travels along your body. Most people prefer 22mm, while some like 19mm. 15mm makes for a very slow roll that some people love, but is too slow for most.
DIY solution: Add more grip! Wrap more layers of grip to increase your shaft diameter.
Twist: The tubes on the ends of most flowtoys 15mm composite staffs are held on with rubber 3D-printed buttons and can be removed by twisting. The trikon hubs will twist the tube when dropped, and the tube can then fall off. Also the repeated twisting will wear out the buttons.
DIY solution: You can secure them with tape as a temporary solution, drill screws into the buttons to make them secure, or order screw-connectors from flowtoys and drill them in yourself.
The flowtoys trikon dragon hub design is a step in the evolution of the LED dragon staff. Dragon staff as an art form was originally innovated by Hungarian fire spinning and prop making legend, Gora, in 2004.
The spiraled shape of the trikon design was inspired by Mickey Khoury’s “Viper” hubs launched in 2015. Mickey has been supporting the dragon staff community for many years through innovative designs and moves through his company FlowForm in Australia.
The “conical” shape was invented by Sean of flowtoys to add dimensionality, better display the LEDs, create more clearance during use, and enable the staff to stand on its own. The use of flexible 3D printed parts to make a solid and incredibly durable transition between tubes, leashes and other prop components was developed by flowtoys in 2013 and has transformed the industry.
The trikon hub is designed to fit on 1" (25mm), 7/8" (22mm) or 3/4" (19mm) shafts. Please choose your shaft diameter and we will provide the appropriate shaft adaptor for your trikon hub.
If you already have flowcaps, you can get this hub w/o caps. If you need caps, please tell us which light units you're using, as you will need flowlight adaptors if you're using flowlights.