Where can I buy a good bo?

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  1. psilent child

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    I was told have to be careful when buying a bo because some aren't durable and will break. Can somebody recommend a good site?
     
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    Purple Heart Armory
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    My 11 year old wants a Purple Heart wood bo so badly.

    I'm putting him off until he gets closer to his end height.


    We actually use cheap Century Bos and they have done well.
     
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    depends on what you are using it for.

    depends on what your using it for.

    yes i wrote that twice on purpose. if your using it for made up demo forms in competition then anything light will work. chances are you are not going to break it.
    if however you use it according to an actual weapons system then the standard answer of ...."ask your teacher where and what to buy"...will apply.
     
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    I would recommend speaking with Pam at Crane Mountain.

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    There are plenty of durable woods out there, but it's also important that you tell her what you're going to be doing with the bo.
     
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    Any idea what the difference is between a "pilgrim staff" and "bo" on their site?
     
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    One's for hitting pilgrims and the other isn't?
     
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    Far as I know, just the OD.

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    I thought I saw both specified at the same OD, but I may have been imagining that. I'll have to go back and look again.
     
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    I think the one is 1 1/16" and the other is 1 1/8".

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    It may be because I'm looking at their website on my phone but I can't see Purple Heart price or how to order. How much do their bo's cost? Do I need two different bo's? I want to do demo's and hitting a heavy bag.
     
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    Clicky links at the top of the page.

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    I just got one from sdk supplies and it's great. Kim's stuff has always lasted me a long time.
     
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    Here is a good bo staff, if you don't mind spending some extra money.

    Master Quality 50'' Oak Jo (50 inches)
     

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