The White Oak Youth tapered Bo is a double tapered bo staff with a 1" center diameter tapering to .5" ends. They are available in 50", 60" and 72" lengths. This is a great bo for the youth or people with smaller hands to practice Chinese Kung Fu and other styles of martial arts. Our bos are made of the finest malas or oak wood which has been kiln dried to 1 10% water content. Every bo is then inspected and treated to ensure that it is straight. The next step is to sand each bo with a #150 sandpaper, then again with #300 sandpaper to achieve an ultra smooth finish. Each bo is then coated with a clear lacquer. This process makes our bos the best available.