The Wing Chun long pole (a.k.a. Luk Dim Boon Kwan, the 6 1/2 point pole, or Dragon Pole) is the first weapon learned in Wing Chun. With it, you not only learn to use the weapon itself, but you also learn to develop power generation for more penetrating and devastating punches. These poles are always in-demand because high-quality properly-tapered long poles made from woods that have the correct combination of strength and flexibility are hard to find.
From the more expensive Qwan Din (the original wood of the long pole, taken from 100-year-old boats) to the economic Oak - we continuously seek out and offer you the best woods for your Luk Dim Boon Kwan training. Scroll down to see which ones are currently in stock and grab a couple while they last!
Short version: When you get the pole check it out right then and there to make sure it is okay (not warped and strong). If you don't notify us of an issue immediately the pole is non-replaceable and non-refundable. The makers guarantee the poles, not us, but we will help you if there is an issue upon arrival. Due to the currently high shipping costs for poles over 94 inches, we reserve the right to refund you the price of the pole (vs replacement), especially for multiple pole orders. Please scroll to the bottom and read the full statement for more details.
Shipping Costs on 1-4 poles: In 2018 UPS/FedEx changed their rates for items over 96 and 108 inches. Over 96 inches and the package now incurs a max-weight charge + $80 over-length + 19 handling surcharge. A pole that was $40 to ship now cost about $240. Over 108 inches and UPS adds a $500 penalty fee as well. Currently, if you buy 1 pole or 4 poles the cost is a flat $240 in the US (Outside the US it is similar). Contact us to arrange buying multiple poles, or to pick up your poles up from the Ohio Warehouse.
Important Note on Poles/Warranty/Replacements:
All poles are checked for straightness before shipping and shipped in a narrow tube (warped poles will not fit!). They are also stored properly in the warehouse, and most are photographed for evidence of straightness. We are very conscious of the need to keep the poles straight. We consider a pole "warped" if an edge of the tip is not in line with the center of the base - so your pole would not arrive warped where the tip is totally out of alignment from the base. (To see this, on a photo draw a centerline from the center of the base to the center of the tip that runs down the pole).
What causes poles to warp is typically changes in humidity. For example, we ship from about a 50-60% humidity environment. If you are in 80% humidity, then the wood will absorb the moisture in the surrounding air and expand. It if does not expand uniformly then it warps. The same applies if your humidity is 20% and it sheds moisture in your environment. Being the nature of wood, there is absolutely nothing we can do about that... It is just the way things work.
We will work with you to replace/refund/partly-refund a warped or damaged pole (Due to the currently high shipping costs for poles over 94 inches, we, or the pole maker, reserve the right to refund you the price of the pole (vs sending a replacement)), but we have to be notified the day you get the pole and with clear photographic evidence. If you wait, then we can't tell if neglect or another factor (like humidity changes) caused the warp. We also ask that you check the pole for strength the day you receive it. Wood can and does break, but to determine if a pole is flawed upon arrival or damaged over time in training (including shocking it in the air) or by environmental changes (gets too brittle) you must test it immediately based on the suggested use for that wood type. We cannot replace a pole after one week. Lastly, please note that poles are technically guaranteed by the maker, not by us, but we help you as much as possible if there is an issue upon arrival.
Most Order Ship the Same Day
Orders placed before 2:00 pm ET Mon-Fri ship out the same day. Weekend orders ship out Monday. Drop shipped items ship on the manufacturer's schedule.
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