Here are what I recommend!
I produce extremely sturdy plastic sets. I am hard on my props, so I wanted a set that wasn't insanely expensive and could take a beating. I make them as a wonderful way to get into classic manipulation as well as quads, isolations, and contact styles. Stop being afraid of dropping your prop! Discount code "FishShapes" gets new customers 10% off!
How do you choose a set?
If you have shorter arms I recommend purchasing a set around 32" in length, 34" if your arms are longer. You can always start with a slightly smaller set. I advise starting with a sturdy plastic set, or a plain wooden set, and upgrading to a nicer set after a year or so. Your first set will take a serious beating.
I recommend starting with either one of my personal sets or with a Dai set. Many sets are far too fragile for beginners to learn on. I recommend my sets and Dai sets because I believe they are perfect for both beginners and masters. These sets are easy to learn on, they will outlast competitors, and you will have a set to carry you from buu-ginner to gengleader.
I am affiliated with The Spinsterz, Flow Toys, and Dark Monk right now. I have no affiliation with Dai Zaobab, Pyroterra, Snakejuggling, or Macrame4buugeng-- other than owning some of their products. I am not sponsored by any of those four companies; I receive no rewards, nor percentages, for the recommendation/ sale of these products. However, if your company would like to sponsor a broke artist...
If you are interested in some customization on the sets I make, drop me a line. Or if you just have some questions.
Wooden: Dai Zaobab - striped superbuugeng 34" set and plain wood set
Fire: Forged Creations and Snakejuggling sets
LED: Inspirate Pixel set
Plastic: I make my own sets that I spin with the most. If you are curious about me personally making you a set, drop me a line.
I also use:
Home of Poi naked aluminum s-staves, Ninja Pyrate double staves, Flow Factory double staves, Flow Toys double staves, Lanternsmith Spinoptic staff, Mateus Russell wooden sets, Lanternsmith umoja dart head, Wizardtricks contact staff, Dark Monk sword, Dark Monk rope dart, Doodlegrip plastic fans, Play stage balls, Forged Creations eating torches, Forged Creations fire fans, Henry's juggling clubs, Gora stage lamps, Gora collapsible staff, MNewmanDesigns hoops, The Spinsterz hoops, and Nihls Poll hats. My prop wall is frankly out of control.