Contact staff was the first advanced prop that I ever learnt (apart from single staff). Contact is a skill that has given me great understanding of application in other props including dragonstaff, contact juggling, double staff and many more. It is frustrating at the start but once you understand it’s a badass skill to have. It will make you look immediately more sexy, the ability to fly, gives you x-ray vision and superhuman strength (please note that effects are different for everybody).