I have played with Staff for a while
I am no good so I would highly recommend lessons from someone else like MCP

Contact Staff Creation

I don't know how the Contact Staff community started. I do know that when I first started finding out about it I heard STEVE a lot. So I thought STEVE was short for something like "Sounds Tough Even Very Exciting". Of course that didn't make much sense to me. The reality was a guy named Steve named some of the earliest foundation moves after himself. So now you can do a 1/2 Steve or even a full Steve. I wonder if James Ernest would have called the butterfly the James how crazy my english would be these days. I just did a Reverse Figure 8 James and it was awesome.