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Fit and sizing is everything with Oxbows (puppyhammers :P )
If it's too long, the hammer hits the ground. If it's too short, the poi are virtually unusable.
The LanternSmith Oxbow Kit is designed to make sizing quick and simple, as well as providing easy adjustability for future tweaks. All you need is a screwdriver.
The kit comes with:
4 adjustable NodePills.
10 feet of Smithy Rope.
2 low-profile Ovo heads; Each with Umoja Cartridge cores that allow for easy adjustability in length and weight (130g thru 250g per side)
You can specify a color for each of the nodes, rope and heads.
.25 inch (6.5mm) 12-strand braided Smithy rope for poi, darts, hammers, etc.
This rope is specifically designed for soft-props and is available in 10 vivid colors. It has better abrasion and UV/sunlight resistance than the usual Nylon and MFP ropes used in most of todays instruments; it won't shrink, has lower stretch, and higher breaking strength.
It can be cut normally, and the ends may be melted as usual.
Ovo Heads are made from hand-cast, durable silicone. 2 inches (50mm) diameter X 4 inches (100mm) long.
They are optimized for aerodynamics in high-speed configurations: Dart/clock/meteor/contact styles & modes; resulting in less energy required to keep the hammer turning/gliding.
I've only had this a few days, but I can already tell that it's a massive upgrade over my previous 90mm contact ball setup. The low profile heads take much less effort to build/maintain speed. The small diameter gives you slightly more room to avoid those shin smacks. I'm currently using 2 slugs (190g) most of the time, but it is really nice to be able to adjust the weight for a heavier or lighter hammer as a training aid. This thing is awesome and to me feels like an instant upgrade. I only wish I had gotten one sooner. Adam Smith on 26th Jul 2018
I love the kit. Works wonderfully, and should help streamline my ability to learn puppy hammer techniques. There was just a little bit of trimming on the Ovo heads that needed to be done, but that's to be expected with castings. The umoja capsules are similar enough in size that I can switch them out for lighted ones! -make sure to order clear heads if you want to do that though- Good job lanternsmiths. Keep it up! Max A. on 6th Jul 2015