You all have me thinking about octagonal sticks now, the only octagonal weapon i know of are nunchuck's - has anyone ever seen any suppliers for octagonal staffs? if i can find one i may cut it down for kali sticks.

As for sticks my favorites are my spotted gumtree sticks - but as reiki advised leave them until you have practised a while.
Beware my flying no hands cartwheel kick of doom